Screaching or slipping starter motor
Posted June 25, 2008 - 05:35 PM
I have a 2003 WR 450 and I have never had a problem with e-start. It has always worked like a charm. I let the bike sit for about a month without starting it and today when I hit the button it sounds like the motor was screaching or slipping (not catching the gear). It couldn't start on the button but it started on one kick.
I know nothing about how the starter works so I am hoping someone can help me determine if it is a bad starter motor or maybe a starter clutch, something else?
I hate to take it to a dealer and get screwed out of $500.
Posted June 26, 2008 - 09:11 AM
Hopefully someone will give you a better answer.
Posted June 26, 2008 - 07:04 PM
It could only be the stater or the case that would move but I don't know how it does it.
Posted June 26, 2008 - 07:39 PM
I followed a thread that also points to the starter motor.
http://www.thumperta... starter listen
Posted June 28, 2008 - 07:53 AM
It isn't that hard to get the starter out. Remove the pipe and take the starter out from that side.
I'll let you know where I find the proper bushing. By the way what state are you in?
Posted July 08, 2008 - 11:52 AM
I am in Northern California. Did you ever find the proper bushing?