Starter problem on 1974 R90/6
Recently since a top end my starter doesn't want to immediatly turn over. It acts like my old Harleys did but only when warm. Hit the starter and there is a delay before it starts to crank. I usually have to bump it a couple of times to get it to turn over.
The top end is new, valves, pistons, guides etc, I never had this issue before the rebuild. I have replaced ground and cable to the starter and cleaned connections.
The battery is new. When the engine is cold it will turn over easily and continue to turn over for several seconds with (with gas off so it won't fire).
So far it has never failed to start without a little coaxing.
I am considering the ND starter conversion from Motoraad Electric $350, The EU electric starter for $175 (probably Chinese), and having the Bosch rebuilt.
Any advice welcomed.
certainly cheaper than a new starter
[QUOTE=James.A;835811]Try double checking to make sure your static timing is spot -on correct. If the spark occurs too early, the explosive force of the fuel/air igniting expands before the piston can get over top. That would bear on why the motor is more inclined to hesitate when warm. That is why some Harleys pause before the cylinder compression pushes thru, more so when warm. And,.... it doesn't cost a dime to confirm your static timing. You have nothing to lose.[/QUOTE]
Interesting idea. When I went back to points from a deceased Omega (funny, the end) and after only about 10k miles, I static timed then checked timing with light and it was good to go. Since then I have only adjusted points gap and checked with timing light, so it certainly wouldn't hurt to take a looksee. It doesn't feel like that is the problem since the odds are you aren't getting spark at the exact same time the starter button is pushed but nothing to lose.