This is a brand new replacement starter, not a re-built part. VALEO is the original equipment supplier to BMW and this starter is identical to the original starter in every way.
Valeo has been in existence since 1923, as long as BMW has been making motorcycles, and ranks among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group has 123 plants, 20 research centers, 35 development centers, 12 distribution platforms, and employs 73,300 people in 28 countries worldwide.
This starter has a 9 nine tooth drive shaft and fits the R80 G/S, R80 ST, R100 R, R100 GS and it also fits all other 2 Valve Twins beginning with the 1975 model year. This is a perfect replacement for the Bosch starter that was original equipment on earlier models.
Equivalent to the BMW part number 12 41 9 062 425 ( 12419062425 )
IMPORTANT NOTE: for 1974 AND 1975 model R60/6, R75/6, R90/6, and R90S