have you ever push-started a vehicle?
if you take the starter out of the loop and see if it still happens or not you can eliminate or implicate the starter as the issue
Ride the bike, park on the down side of a slight hill, turn the ignition on, let the bike coast down hill in neutral up to about 20mph,
EDIT: Kick it up into 2nd gear THEN let out the clutch...
if there is no thunk when it starts, it has to be a starter issue
I cant imagine what else it could be at this point if its not the starter?
Last edited by KCW; 07-23-2019 at 02:38 PM.