Starter problem


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matdirt
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Starter problem

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Went to go start my bike the starter turns over but it doesn't turn the motor over it just spins does anybody have any ideas on what might be wrong and how I can fix it it was fine a few weeks ago when I started it but now it does this


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Re: Starter problem

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Been there.Starter sprag clutch sticking.
Lots to read about that.
Sea Foam oil treatment then a push start usually takes care of it.
When mine quit cranking,if I bumped the start button several times, once in a while it would grab and crank the engine.
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Re: Starter problem

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A very common problem, talked about extensively here. Have a look: viewtopic.php?p=185903#p185903
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Re: Starter problem

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On a rare occurrence,I have heard of the planetary gears( cheap aftermarket starter) made from plastic and stripping out.
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Re: Starter problem

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Hey thanks a lot guys for the info I got it to work I appreciate the information thank you


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