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Misc: Everything Else Grosset Solenoid Holder


danno

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Hi
I have the Grosset electric start fitted to my C Rapide and the starter solenoid rubber holder under the battery tray has split.
I have emailed Francois regarding a new one but no reply yet (couple of days ago).
Not sure how else I can mount the unit.
Any help appreciated.
 

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Marcus Bowden

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Don't worry it's not going any where, the cables are man enough to hold it in place. Just think of the fiddle it's going to take to replace it weathers too got for spanner work.
bananaman
 

peter holmes

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Well Marcus, on one level that might be ok, but I am not at all sure that I would be that happy with a live cable untethered left to its own devices, especially so close to the rear carb and fuel etc. One big flash could be all it takes to lose your bike.
 
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stu spalding

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Hi Danno, try making a new FT 132 with a long 1/4" stud that passes right through the battery carrier and has a 1/4" bore tubular distance piece inside the carrier. the battery strap and nut goes on the end of the stud and bracketry can be welded to the distance piece tube to hide whatever you want under the carrier. Cheers, Stu.
 

stumpy lord

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Hi
I have the Grosset electric start fitted to my C Rapide and the starter solenoid rubber holder under the battery tray has split.
I have emailed Francois regarding a new one but no reply yet (couple of days ago).
Not sure how else I can mount the unit.
Any help appreciated.
if I remember correctly it is a standard automotive starter solenoid mount , and should be available from any car parts stockist.
stumpy
 

danno

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Don't worry it's not going any where, the cables are man enough to hold it in place. Just think of the fiddle it's going to take to replace it weathers too got for spanner work.
bananaman
Yes, it has been loose for years and the cables have stopped it moving around too much.
Would like it secured though and thought easy job, just get a new holder.
Agree about the spanner work and good weather. Have spent weeks on and off fitting the Alton and have missed two shows ‘cos not ready :(
Have got other bikes though.
 
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danno

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if I remember correctly it is a standard automotive starter solenoid mount , and should be available from any car parts stockist.
stumpy
Thanks. Can’t find anything after a quick search but I may take off the metal part
or the holder (bolt through the battery tray) and make up something suitable.
 

Bill Cannon

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Hi
I have the Grosset electric start fitted to my C Rapide and the starter solenoid rubber holder under the battery tray has split.
I have emailed Francois regarding a new one but no reply yet (couple of days ago).
Not sure how else I can mount the unit.
Any help appreciated.
I'm fairly certain that if you contact a BMW dealer and order same item for a BMW F650 Funduro it will do the job.
Cheers Bill
 

danno

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Had a reply back and the holder is only available with the solenoid. Also had a look on the two main BMW spares sites and doesn’t seem to be anything in that category.
Francois suggests a couple of crossed ties so will give that a go.
Thanks for the help.
 

danno

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Don't worry it's not going any where, the cables are man enough to hold it in place. Just think of the fiddle it's going to take to replace it weathers too got for spanner work.
bananaman
Thanks. That’s what I’ll do for now. I’ve used a bit of coolant hose over the solenoid to protect it.
The battery tray doesn’t look easy to remove but I have taken the solenoid mount metal bracket off from underneath.
There’s a few similar rubber mounts on eBay as suggest but no guarantee they’ll
fit the solenoid supplied with the starter.
 

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