Gregory Bender

Starter brushes

Moto Guzzi 250 TS, 350 NTX, 650 NTX, 750 NTX, 750 SP, 750 T, 750 XPA, Breva 750, Nevada 350, Nevada 750, STR V750 IE, Targa 750, V35, V35 Florida, V35 II, V35 Imola, V50, V50 II, V50 III, V50 Monza, V65, V65 Florida, V65 SP, V7 Café Classic, V7 Classic, V7 II Racer, V7 II Special, V7 II Stone, V7 Racer, V7 Special, V7 Stone, and V75 models

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Thanks to Graham Hinton for sending me this information via email. In Graham's own words:

I found your page on rebuilding Bosch starter motors very useful, but then I found that my V50-III motor was slightly different.

My motor differs by one digit from the one you show: 0001157016 instead of 0001157006.

The difference appears to be that the brush motor tails are welded to the brush plate and crimped then plastic coated to the field coils. Consequently these cannot be replaced, yet most Guzzi spares dealers will happily sell you a set of four totally useless brushes.

Hope this information can help others.

Insulated field coils prevent easy replacement of the brushes.
Insulated field coils prevent easy replacement of the brushes.

Photo courtesy of Graham Hinton.