I changed the oil this afternoon and when starting the bike was greeted with the noise in the video link below. Any ideas?
Posted February 15, 2015 - 04:06 PM
I would guess it's the 1-way bearing on the starter gear slipping.
Posted February 20, 2015 - 08:40 AM
Posted February 20, 2015 - 10:09 AM
The bike is a 2006. No problem kicking through, or starting, on the kick start.
Posted February 20, 2015 - 06:51 PM
I would definitely check the electric starter first then as it is easier to get to and cheaper to fix than that starter clutch.
SInce your is an '06 they already had the improved starter/backfire clutch from the factory so hopefully that is not the problem. Mine is an '03 and that probably had a lot to do with it going out.
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