Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

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Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

Postby simonnorthroad » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:23 pm

Im new to the group, so "hello" despite my 1999 R1100S providing sterling service for 3 years

Im just about to fit a new starter motor -mine's died- but for the life of me I cant seem to be able to remove the starter-motor plastic cover. It's silver, loose and is shown the Motorworks site here:
https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop ... 0_30_JA_75
Fourth one down - ELT42383
Ive got the Haynes manual but needless to say it shows the other type, with an obvious screw-fixing, not my type that doesnt!

One of you R1100S gurus tell me how to remove the cover without breaking tangs off or owt? It's a fairly fiddly fit underneath the LH fuel injector. Does it simply pull off or is there a hidden fixing I cant see

TIA

Simon

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Re: Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

Postby dave the german » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:56 am

Welcome along. I'm sure someone will be able to help
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Re: Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

Postby simonnorthroad » Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:35 am

Thanks Paul

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Re: Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

Postby Pete. » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:15 pm

You need a 5mm allen key to undo the screw which is tucked out of view on the back of the cover. You can see it with a mirror, no3 here.

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Re: Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

Postby simonnorthroad » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:51 pm

Thanks done. The farthest starter-motor bolt is a similar joy to reach isnt it?! Thank god for lots of tools....

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Re: Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

Postby Paul » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:09 am

I am convinced that BMW have an engineer who is specifically tasked with designing obscure places to hide fasteners.
You really need only two tools: WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and it should, use WD-40. If it moves and shouldn't, use the tape.

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Re: Hello all and a starter motor query for a newbie

Postby simonnorthroad » Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:23 pm

kind of a puzzle-setter? Yes Im convinced of that too...


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