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Old 13 April 2009, 12:37   #21
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so we cleaned the commutator carefully and then re-assembled it and it fired up and ran fine, just in time for the end of a sunny bank holiday! Slightly odd that it decided to suddenly stop working properly.

Anyway, thanks all for your help, an interesting learning curve!
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Old 13 April 2009, 14:28   #22
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i had the same problems and found it was the brushes on the starter motor, looked ok but got a new set from luptons in newport ( of pan est ) been great ever since. hope this helps
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