Starter clutch testing


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Rbeard2306
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Starter clutch testing

Post by Rbeard2306 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:10 pm



Hello, I have a 85 GL1200 Asp. So here we go the starter on it went bad so things I did I changed the battery then relay then starter well tha fixed that it cranked up good a few days then one day I hit button it engaged locked so release and hit it maybe 7 times it catch and turn over so last night did it again it caught made a crack sound then all it do is starter would just spin. So I took it off to notice chaine is broken. So now I going to be dropping the motor and we need to know is there a way to check the starter clutch to see if that caused it or was it just the chain breaking so any advise would be nice. Also while I have it off will be checking as much as a possible so I dont have to drop motor anytime soon so any thing you all advise to check be nice to.



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Re: Starter clutch testing

Post by DaveO430 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:01 pm

You probably should check it for hydro-locking. The starter clutch didn't cause the chain to break.

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Re: Starter clutch testing

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:07 am

DaveO430 wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:01 pm
You probably should check it for hydro-locking. The starter clutch didn't cause the chain to break.
I'd check this as well, but also check for broken parts in and around the starter clutch and drive sprockets for the starter.

It could be hydro locked cylinders, but even if it is, you could have more damage as a result. The starter can make a tremendous amount of torque, enough even to bend connecting arms.

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