Starter Clutch worn out already!!!
Posted August 14, 2007 - 06:27 PM
So I go to the dealer where I bought it and asked the shop tech if he had seen this before. I showed him a video I took on my cell phone and as soon as he heard it he picked it out right away that it was the starter clutch slipping. He was saying that he had not seen the wr's have any problems, but the older raptors ate through them like crazy.
I am wondering if anyone else has had this happen to them. I am not hard on my bike at all, I baby it. Oil change after every 2-3 weekend rides and it feels like i clean the air filter every damn day, use full synthetic 15w50 silkolene, and keep it pretty much tip top.
Posted August 14, 2007 - 07:11 PM
Seriously, the starter motor on this bike is a joke. It takes twenty revolutions of the starter to light the engine when cold vs. 1 kick using the kick start and 5 to 7 when warm (1 kick). I thought it would get better with uncorking/jetting but it didn't improve as much as I thought it would.
The only time I use the e start is when I'm fatigued and kick like a girl.
Posted August 15, 2007 - 06:31 PM
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