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starter noise

on the 1200 GS I bought a new starter has been fitted 100 miles ago. There is a noise in it when you turn it over like a loud scratching sound.
the people I bought it from said that it is becasue it is new and that the gear has not meshed into the ring gear on the bike.
Dont want to chance it from cape town to cairo without making sure it wont let me down..
anyone ever hear of this prob before
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hi i no you have other problems at the moment,if you have 5 mins can you let me know what route you plan on takeing as i will be doing the reverse next year thanks,
hope bike is ok,safe travel.
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noisy thing

Hi. This sounds a bit strange.. It should not make any scratchingnoise. But then again,strange things can happen. Take the starter of the bike and test it for any noises. Make an easy wiring from your battery, or any other battery, and run the starter. It might be the bearing inside it that makes the noise.
By the way, it do starts the engine right??
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thanks a lot... I think I'll just take it in to the local BMW guys, as I really dont want to take a chance with it
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hi i no you have other problems at the moment,if you have 5 mins can you let me know what route you plan on takeing as i will be doing the reverse next year thanks,
hope bike is ok,safe travel.
ian
HI, No probs

My route will be
South Africa via Botswana to Victoria Falls
Then either north or south of lake Kariba through either Zambia or Zimbabwe to mozambique

then into malawai and north along lake Malawi into Tanzania
then either to Dar es Salam and on to Kilamanjairo or to lake victoria and into Nairobi.
From there either to Uganda , but more likely straight to Addis Ababba
From there to Karthoum
from there to Wadi Haifa and then on to the ferry to Aswan and then to Cairo
from Cairo accross the Sainai to Israel.
On to Tel Aviv
then home to Ireland

total 35 days )))))))))))))))))))
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