Thursday, 12 July 2012
Solution for starter motor removal!
Been thinking of ways to plug the eventual hole i will end up with in my crankcase when i remove my starter motor...
Got in touch with silverneck (http://w650shop.de/) in Germany; good guy, really helpful. He used to sell a starter removal kit (no longer available). He was kind enough to send me an email with a photograph of his solution. Essentially a bung held in place by 2 thread rods and a plate that screws down to the original starter motor mount points.
I toyed with the idea of tapping some holes and bolting up a blank, then thought of using silverneck's method, I just didn't like the idea of the 2 long thread bolts being there (see below).
...i could machine some out of brass and make em look all pretty...but...another option I heard about today;
"Welch plug". I have never heard of these bad boys, having done some research, i know exactly what they are, here's a lil bit of trivia for ya http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Core_plug
I'm thinking this should be pretty perfect...provided I can find one the right size :)