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Hello guys,

I have a G310R 2019 with 13000 km.

For this winter, I have an issue with my engine starter. During the first issue, I had normal cold start issues. After 3-4 pushing, the bike generally starts, but nothing. I try to recharge the battery, nothing again. But, the engine starter listened "slow". I followed some solutions for cold start issues an I put a Lithium Battery. Engine starter turn faster but with strange noise or it can be just stuck (fuel pump turn but nothing).
After, I had an idea and I put some hit with a harmer on the starter. And the bike fired !

And this is my only solution to start the bike, so I will change it.
But my bike has no longer the warranty and the OEM part is expensive (but easy to change)
I found starter on Aliexpress for 60-80€. What do you think about this solution? Do you already try this kind of parts ?

Aliexpress Link

Thank you very much !

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I've bought a dozen or so parts from Aliexpress. Of those, two didn't fit because they were for a pre-2020 310 rather than my 2022 (despite the listing saying 2022). I asked for a refund via the Aliexpress 75-Day Buyer Protection Money back guarantee and they refunded my money with no issues.

Getting the wrong year part isn't an issue in your case because BMW shows the same starter motor part number for all models from 2016 to 2023. The Aliexpress version certainly looks like the same as the BMW.

If it was me, before I bought a new one, I would disassemble the old one and clean everything, especially the contacts. The Aliexpress diagram below shows what the inside likely looks like.

If that doesn't work, I'd try the Aliexpress version. please let us know what you do and how it turns out.

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I’ll second the Colonel. Often starter woes are just a lack of grease and abundance of grime. Disassembling, clean and inspect, lube will fix many a starter.
However. There is a chance you’ve the early version of one way clutch the starter motor turns.
Banging could free the stuck one way. I’d advise remove starter and inspect closely. Clean and lube. Or replace with Ali baba starter, cheap enough.
Try again. Hopefully your all done then.
If not, search this site, lots info on starter clutch failure and how to proceed. If not pretty tech savvy, you’ll have to seek a pro. No need for dealer if out of warrant.
May the force be with you.
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