Starter motor


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Grammabud
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Motorcycle: 1989 Goldwing

Starter motor

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QUESTION:
Does the starter motor run in the opposite direction when in reverse?
May sound like a stupid question but the answer will help me understand the system.
Many thanks...



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ct1500
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Re: Starter motor

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Starter motor spins in one direction for both reverse and engine start and uses intermediate gears.
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Grammabud
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Re: Starter motor

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So... The engine shaft is rotating faster than the starter shaft so the sprag will never engage. Got it!
Many thanks...

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