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Old 12-15-2010, 10:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Replacing starter, HD OEM or aftermarket?

need to replace my starter (2000 Dyna FXDWG) $300 from dealer, or $100 aftermarket,.

'momma always told me you get what you pay for' and besides, she'd prolly cuss me out goin' aftermarket jap crap if she was here today.

anybody had any luck with an aftermarket starter?, §hit, I could get it rebuilt for a hundee. but may as well support my local HD dealer and go OEM and make mama proud and why fiddle fck around with it?
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:28 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Harley OEM starters are made by someone, not by HD.

Your starter is made by Nippondenso. That's right......made in Japan.

Buying it at the dealer for 3 times what they're sold by other companies makes no sense to me.

If the contacts went bad, (as they do) then have it rebuilt.

If the drive unit went bad, it's the same one that's used in some Toyotas.

I've purchased starters from this company, at a fraction of the cost of the dealer:

http://www.psep.biz/store/harley_dav...ycle_parts.htm

Never had an issue.
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I was pretty happy with the one I got from KC International...
https://ssl.zoovy.com/kcint/s=kcint.zoovy.com/
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Where the heck did ya find a whole new starter for a hundred bucks anyways ?
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Where the heck did ya find a whole new starter for a hundred bucks anyways ?
At the site I posted, Schmidty, you can get them for $119 on some models. (Including TC bikes)



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Old 12-15-2010, 01:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just checked the site out ... interesting ! I like the ones that say " Lifetime clutch " ! Uh-Hum ! And 1 year warranty ! Minus ( of course ) the parts , labor and shipping back and forth etc. associated with all of that . Of course the H-D warranty is the same crap . They all cover the part , but with a starter that's only half the cost . The late model H-D starters are a different story , Harley finally got their stuff together with starter R&R . You ain't gotta tear the whole dang bike apart to replace the starter anymore ...
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Harley finally got their stuff together with starter R&R . You ain't gotta tear the whole dang bike apart to replace the starter anymore ...
Yeah....how about that? It's a pain to do a starter and the gasket kit for the primary is half the price of some starters.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:59 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Lotta' starters out there, but the 2 we see that hang tough, are the OE units, and the starters that are manufactured by Tech-Cycle.
BTW, anybody need any snow?? We have enough to be able to share at this point.
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Free shipping on that snow?
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Old 12-17-2010, 07:01 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Where the heck did ya find a whole new starter for a hundred bucks anyways ?
check it out...

NEW FLSTCI HARLEY DAVIDSON CHROME STARTER V TWIN 94-06 - eBay (item 380292433167 end time Dec-24-10 05:45:40 PST)

just type in Harley Davidson starter in the search box ...

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