Post by Mark Olson Post by Ian Field
Does anyone know where to look for an exploded view diagram of the 82
CBX550 starter motor?
Google seemed to be broken when I tried searching for one!
Why do you need the exploded view?
I doubt it is all that difficult to remove from the bike, but
of course I could be wrong. IME most Jap starter motors are
much the same, series wound types, but again I don't know the
particulars of that model
The starter has been apart a couple of times - I did a rush job of filing
down CB200 brushes to fit the holders, the bodge lasted about 4 months.
When that bodge failed I filed another 4 CB200 brushes and took the time to
do a neat and accurate job - unfortunately, neither time did I lift out the
brush plate to study what's underneath.
Naturally I decided it was high time I ordered the correct spares so I can
do the job properly next time it fails, the problem is that the replacement
brushes look nothing like the one's in the Haynes manual exploded diagram.
There are a few inconsistencies in the Haynes manual - firstly; the text
describes 2 of the brushes being connected to field windings - pretty
unlikely since its a permanent magnet motor, secondly the exploded view
diagram shows 2 brushes with crimp tags to fit under the head of the M6
terminal lug, thirdly the brushes termination method in the exploded view is
nothing like the genuine Honda spares that arrived from the parts supplier.
The new brushes are attached to the ends of a curved pressed steel thing
with an M6 clearance hole in the middle - also consistent with going
straight to the terminal lug, as in no field coils.
, and it's not one sold in the US
Post by Mark Olson
as far as I know so it's not showing up in the many US-centric
fiches, which seem to be far less common in other markets,
with the exception of cmsnl.com which I assume you've already
Speaking of cmsnl.com, they say that the 1983 CB550SC Nighthawk
was based on the CBX550 engine so I am sure the starters should
be the same, and there are plenty of exploded views of that
starter out there on all the usual sites, including cmsnl.com.
Thanks - I'd forgotten about the Nighthawk, its something else I can search.