05 wr450 Starter not disengaging
Posted February 04, 2009 - 08:58 PM
Posted February 05, 2009 - 07:45 AM
I've got an 05 WR 450. I hate to say this but I have had problems with that starter from day one. The sound that I hear is a metallic grinding noise. The cover that the starter mounts in and also the torque limiter does not let the starter shaft and torque limiter mesh. I have a new starter, new torque limiter. The only other option is to buy a new side cover but I am fed up.
Hopefully someone can help us both out. I have been working this problem for quite a while. I end up pulling the torque limiter out and just kick it. Once again the noise sounds like the starter shaft is spinning against the torque limiter but not engaging. It's awful.
If you come up with something let me know or any other questions come up I can let you know what I have tried.
Posted February 05, 2009 - 11:20 AM
I have done a lot of reading on here and there seems to be a lot of talk about when the battery is low there is a clicking from the solenoid. For some reason I did not think it was a solenoid clicking last night for two reasons. It sounded more like mettle grinding and that the bike would not start afterwards, even after 30 min. It seemed like the starter was holding it form starting.
Anyway this morning I tried it again. I gave the throttle two twists (thank you TT), pulled the choke and one kick she fired right up. I must have flooded it last night when I didn’t let it worm up fully before pushing the choke in.
I did try the E button again and it dose sounds like it could be the solenoid clicking. The battery was sitting in my basement for the last couple months. It was fully charged when I pulled it out. I though it would hold a charge better then that. I will be picking up a Battery Tender on my way home tonight.
Thank you for your help.
Posted February 05, 2009 - 01:43 PM
It is beyond me as to why the starter and torque limiter will not mesh. There are bushings that the torque limiter sits in but as far as I know they cannot be changed out. I think one would have to purchase the whole side cover. This is where I stand now. I just don't feel like throwing another 100 bucks at the problem.
I have talked to other WR owners of the same year and they have had the problem, however, theirs seems to be only occasionally.
Posted December 19, 2009 - 02:31 PM
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Posted December 26, 2009 - 11:08 AM
I tried that on my 05. I would love to lose the weight but the problem I had was that it was very difficult to kick this thing over without the battery. I don't know why it won't start easily without the battery. It may supply some voltage for easier starting. I think after a few hours on the trail that the last thing my leg wants to do is kick. That's what's frustrating about the problem, I'm carrying around all this weight, and expense, and can't use it.
Posted December 29, 2009 - 10:31 PM