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Does anyone have any suggestions for a replacement starter for a 2008 300XCW? It seems it's not listed on most sites' microfiche so I'm not sure what OEM cost but I'm sure it's pricey. I see EMS Global sells one for $200 on eBay. Any reviews on the EMS Global motor? Or does anyone know of other aftermarket options?

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It's a 2-stroke, just kick it sissy. Haha just kidding, hope your ride went well. Jlow

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Thanks, DMac.

JLow - kicking was the plan until my kickstarter bolt broke off. The more I learn about KTM reliability, the more I realize I need to have a plan B, like e-start. It was a great ride other than the kickstarter issues.

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KTM part number 55140001000 -

$292.49 from ktm-parts.com

$280.22 from motosport.com

Ricks is looking REAL good..... and with a guarantee ??

I bought the $75 rebuild kit, but have not done it yet. Close to winter refresh time!

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I rebuilt mine with the $24.95 kit off eBay and it worked pretty well as far as fixing the internal brushes. But the problem is now the teeth on the bendex - they're too chewed up to make solid contact.

I ended up ordering the EMS Global started off eBay for $200 shipped with the same 1 year warranty.

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That kickstarter bolt is notorious. Mine's Loctited cuz I removed e-start and my auto-clutch prevents bump starting so I have no plan B. If your bike doesn't kick start easily your jetting's off.

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A good battery with at least 120 cca also helps. The Slavens wet mod and a good battery solve the starter issue. Most times. The kickstrater bolt needs to be checked as well as the shifter bolt. It broke because it was loose. A good solid engagement makes the bendix work better thats why the bigger battery. Also stresses the starter less so the brushes last longer.

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I just ordered a complete new starter from STOCKERS for $190, it hasn’t gotten here yet, need to have it for the snobike kit this winter.

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I thought I needed a new starter when my 'new to me' 2009 300xc starter would spin but not start the bike, even when hot. After a little research I:

1) Pulled the starter & greased the moving parts.

2) Cleaned & regreased the starter gearing under the cover. They were dirty.

3) Added a fat, negative cable from the battery directly to the starter body.

Now she starts when hot!:bonk:

I've read after the Slavens wet mod, the vent mod, and a big (14 amp?) Shoria battery, she may start even when stone cold! With luck I'll be checking these additional mods out in January.

Edited by stevebaum
Clarification.

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I've done the wet mod since new (now 160hrs), and the E-start always works from 0-40C as long as there is charge in the battery. Change the oil in it once a year.

Also, I added an overflow bottle to the wet mod because the oil would bubble out of the breather hose when the bike was hot.

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I've done the wet mod since new (now 160hrs), and the E-start always works from 0-40C as long as there is charge in the battery. Change the oil in it once a year.

Also, I added an overflow bottle to the wet mod because the oil would bubble out of the breather hose when the bike was hot.

How much oil did you add? I am surprised there is enough oil to reach a breather tube? The wet mod says only about 1.5-2 oz of fluid. The rubber where the electrical goes in/out of the case is up fairly high?

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In the Slavens video of the starter wet mod he said to add 4 oz of oil. I know this because I just watched the video & added 4 oz of fork oil & a vent two days ago. (I haven't ridden the bike yet.) Have other people had issues w/ 4 oz?

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In the Slavens video of the starter wet mod he said to add 4 oz of oil. I know this because I just watched the video & added 4 oz of fork oil & a vent two days ago. (I haven't ridden the bike yet.) Have other people had issues w/ 4 oz?

4 is to much and he has corrected himself on that somwhear, you only need 2 very max not even.

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Good golly you are right,! On the YouTube site in the comments section he wrote we only need 1-2 oz of oil, not the 4 he stated during the video.... Why didn't he post that on his own website video as well? (Or did I just miss it?.)

Now I have to get 2-3 oz out!

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