Honda ATV Forum banner
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Ok i know this is not a Honda question but its prob the same for most ATV's....I hope.
I have a 300 polaris express that i am prepairing to sell but i thought i would put a new electric starter on it first.
So i found a place online 70 bucks for a refurb.. sent it installed it greased it with the grease gun a bit ( had a grease nipple on it) it worked for a day....then my wife touched it lol ... took it off they sent me a new one. My ??? is how much grease should I be putting in and is there a certain kind of grease I should be using?
Thanks in advance
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,581 Posts
I don't think I've ever seen a starter with a grease nipple on it to grease it with. Most starters just have a small amount on the bushings. You don't want too much on them or it will get hot and run down into the armature and magnets.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
hum well if its not a grease nipple what else could that be for??
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,581 Posts
hum well if its not a grease nipple what else could that be for??
It could be a grease nipple. I just meant that I had never seen one. I didn't mean it wasn't to grease it with. If it's a grease nipple, then I would say that's what it's for. Just never seen one on a starter before. I haven't had too much experience with a Polaris, though.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
was just curious.. the grease gun did fit and it took grease 4 or 5 pumps i put in but a day later it would not work... had 12 volts to the starter solinoid was workin but the gear was not moving forward and engaging. was wondering if it could be some kind of drain plug. it is just abouve the skid plate and this design is known for them getting water logged..
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,581 Posts
Does it look like it has a little steel ball in the end of the nipple. A grease nipple has a little steel ball valve to keep the grease from coming back out. If it doesn't have the steel ball, it could be a drain. 4 or 5 pumps would have been too much grease, anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
64 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
well the new one is installed no greas added!!! this time and it is working great. It was a grease nipple but cant figure out why it was there!! on the second starter they sent there was one on it also but in a diffrent spot!!
Thanks
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
23,581 Posts
well the new one is installed no greas added!!! this time and it is working great. It was a grease nipple but cant figure out why it was there!! on the second starter they sent there was one on it also but in a diffrent spot!!
Thanks
If you decide to grease it, I wouldn't put but a very small amount of grease in it. As long as it's working OK, I don't think I would grease it.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Top