starter clutch

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starter clutch

Post by thumper426 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:17 pm

The starter on my 79 gl 1000 sounds terrible, kicking in and out when trying to start. Ive been told that it is the starter clutch and that i need to pull the motor to do the repairs. Is this true and is there any way around removing the motor?

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Re: starter clutch

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:45 pm

The engine has to come out (and apart) to replace the starter (sprague) clutch. But there could be a simpler, easier and cheaper solution. Have a look through this thread - it applies to your bike, too.

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