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Valeo Starter 8 tooth
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    • Part # 1241502
      Valeo Starter 8 tooth

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    • $399.95

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    Valeo Starter 8 tooth

    The original Bosch starter is no longer available and it has not been for quite a number of years. While it may be possible to rebuild the old Bosch starter, replacing it is worth considering because you will wind up with an improved part that offers better performance. BMW switched from Bosch to Valeo starters in the mid 80's and still use them on the new bikes today, so that is a testament to the quality of Valeo starters.

    Some facts:

    • Direct replacement for original
    • 8 Tooth drive shaft
    • 3 Lbs. lighter than original Bosch ( 7 vs. 10 lbs.)
    • 70% higher power output compared to Bosch starter
    • Features a low-voltage solenoid "pull-in" requirement
    • Permanent magnet style motor for increased efficiency
    • 8-Tooth Pinion for use with 93-Tooth Ring Gear
    • 1.2 Kilo Watt Rating @ 270 Amperage Draw

    This part will fit all /5 models and /6 models up to 08/74 production. Equivalent to BMW part # 12 41 1 357 500 ( 12411357500 )

    If your bike has a production date of 09/74 or later, you will need the 9 tooth starter, part number 1241670

    IMPORTANT NOTE: for 1974 AND 1975 model R60/6, R75/6, R90/6, and R90S

    • The starter motor changed from a 8 Tooth to a 9 Tooth in 09/74
    • If you are uncertain of your exact starter, we suggest counting the teeth prior to purchase

      12 41 1 357 500


    Ryan Tynan
    Verified Buyer
    R75/5 starter replacement
    Doing a restoration on this '71 model SWB, and this starter fits the bill, noticably lighter and easy to install. Also, this doesn't fit with the rear mounting bracket in place as it gets in the way, but the paperwork actually indicates it is not needed for this unit in the 2V's so you can quickly remove by accessing the bolt from behind the timing cover. Haven't wired it all up yet but I'm hoping it's going to be far superior to the original Bosch!

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