Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1

    What is a good starter

    Need a new starter. What is a good one so I'm not changing it again next season??


  2. #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,833
    +1
    119
    oem is the best for the seadoos.

  3. #3
    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Elephant Butte New Mexico
    Posts
    6,528
    +1
    1,274
    as long as you don't abuse em, I haven't seen much in the way of comebacks on the gaggle of Chinese starters I've installed in the last couple of years

    Of course If I was running the panama canal, it would be OEM all the way, but those oem units are wallet flatteningly expensive.

    Get one(SBT/WSM) at your local shop..if you want OEM you can order em here...

    welcome to the hulk by the way...

  4. #4
    Banned User
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Milwaukee WI
    Posts
    16,708
    +1
    1,324
    I would probably go used OEM before a new aftermarket one. I have had good luck with used OEM starters

  5. #5
    wkuadam07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    1,376
    +1
    162
    If you use SBT starters, taking them apart and sealing them up with silicone/rtv and loctiting the bolts helps. I do this, and i have had good luck with them. New OEM is too expensive, used OEM always requires at least a rebuild kit in my opinion. I have had good luck with Caltric rebuild kits (from ebay) installed in worn out OEM starters... Again, special care is needed. I take the time to sand the armiture smooth where the brushes touch, seal them up well with sealant, and loctite the bolts. They have to be sealed well to keep the sparks in and the water out, otherwise you are headed for disaster.

  6. #6
    dsteinmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    St Louis
    Posts
    278
    +1
    8
    The aftermarket ones are junk! Rebuild your OEM for under $20

  7. #7
    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Elephant Butte New Mexico
    Posts
    6,528
    +1
    1,274
    where can I get an armature rewound and or a new brush kit or a new bendix for $20?

    While I am fond of saying "it's never jus the starter", I haven't had to eat an aftermarket one so far......

    I will agree that OEM starters are betterer..you do get what you pay for in this regard

    The starter button is what kills most starters...and booster packs..and sinkage..and folks that think that cranking an engine till its' glowing will somehow make it magically start.

    If jetskis used pull starters people would be more inclined to keep them in good condition. How many times do you try a mower before you go for a toolbox?

  8. #8
    wkuadam07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    1,376
    +1
    162
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Starter-Rebu...c24c64&vxp=mtr

    Here is the $20 rebuild... works IF the only problem is worn brushes, which is about half of what i have seen. If the armature or the bendix is mulched, I toss them in the scrap pile...
    I give ppl a choice with pricing, OEM or aftermarket, nobody has wanted to pay the price for OEM yet, ever. I sell them SBT starters, then rebuild their OEM ones for my personal skis if there is anything left... I have had excellent luck with both.

    Peter, i totally agree, ppl kill these starters for no good reason thinking their junk is magically gonna run if they just try to start it again for another 20 minutes... even OEM won't hold up to a real idiot.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. What is a good material to fill the rideplate holes??
    By boataddict in forum 4-Tec Performance
    Replies: 51
    Last Post: 03-12-2010, 08:46 PM
  2. What is a good price for a new GPR?
    By Robsauto2 in forum Yamaha PWC Performance (2-stroke)
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 07-16-2007, 01:31 AM
  3. what is a good intake grate?
    By slxcrazy in forum Polaris How To & FAQs
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-26-2007, 01:01 AM
  4. GPS-What is a good model to bring on ski?
    By 02GP12nate in forum Yamaha Open Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-21-2007, 09:26 AM
  5. VHF - What is a good channel to:
    By Pale Rider in forum Sea Doo Open Discussion
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-14-2006, 07:09 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •