Honda CBX 750F - starter motor info needed

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by John J, May 2, 2007.

  1. John J

    John J Guest

    The starter motor on my elderly CBX 750 has given up the ghost.

    A new Honda replacement in knocking on for 200 quid, so I need to look
    for alternatives (probably at breakers etc).

    Would starter motors from any other Hondas fit? CBX 550? CB750?

    Any ideas?


    John J, May 2, 2007
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    Eddie Guest

    Try your friendly local motor factors.

    Depending on what the problem is, they may be able to get it
    reconditioned at quite a reasonable price.
    Eddie, May 2, 2007
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    SteveH Guest

    The CB750 used the same engine, though.
    SteveH, May 2, 2007

  4. Spot on, the only time I have ever had a start motor beyond repair is
    when the starter
    clutch has seized and the engine then turns the starter once it
    running - typical symptoms
    are opening the starter motor and the insides come out in a coarse
    brown dust!

    If it's brushes they can be DIY replaced, if its windings then they
    can be re-wound -
    check out the yellow pages for alternator and starter motor repairs.

    Are you sure it's definately the starter, have you tried applying
    power directly to the starter
    itself bypassing the solenoid?
    Miles Reading, May 2, 2007
  5. John J

    John J Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions so far - Yes - repair is one option. The
    starter only gives a slight buzzing noise when pressing the button.
    The battery is fully charged, and only 4 months old.
    Yes - it's definitely the starter that's knackered. have done the
    direct power thingy

    Have found an Australian website that's dedicated to the CBX 750,
    where some posts suggest that starters from either a Kawa Z650 or Z750
    are useable, or possibly a 90s CB750.

    Still looking, so if anyone has more info, I'd welcome the input.


    John J, May 2, 2007
  6. Using the patented Mavis Beacon "Hunt&Peck" Technique, John J
    You have checked the engine earthing, yes?

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  7. Well, if it was a Suzuki this:

    would be a dead handy site.

    but it ain't so there you go, although similar resources must exist out
    there on the interweb for shiter bike manufacturers.
    steve auvache, May 2, 2007
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    Eddie Guest

    The one on my GPz550 was worn out. Mind, that whole bike was just a
    lesson in why you should never buy a bike from a breaker.
    Eddie, May 2, 2007
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    Dave Emerson Guest ??
    Dave Emerson, May 3, 2007
  10. John J

    John J Guest

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone - problem is now sorted. The
    original 20+ yr old starter, with knackered brushes and worn out
    commutator has now been replaced with one from a mid 90s CB750.
    Friendly local mechanic sourced the replacement and did the swap, only
    charging £20 for labour. The starter was £75 from local breaker.

    Again, thanks for the input.

    John J, May 3, 2007
  11. 75 quid for a secondhand starter motor? kin ell!
    mike. buckley, May 3, 2007
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