Dreaded Starter Clutch
My starter clutch is out on my 07 1100 Custom. The starter has never sounded good since I bought the bike used about 8 months ago. Today I rode it to the hardware store, everything was good.
After working around the house momma and I decided to go for a cruise. Went to hit the starter and all I heard was zzzzzzzzz, the started spins but does not turn the motor over. I was kind of hoping it was the battery being down some from sitting and just not spinning the starter enough for it to catch.
I did manage to rock the bike hard enough to get it to kick over. We rode about 80 miles or so and when I stopped for gas I almost did not get it restarted. Now all it does is spin.
I started reading up on this thing and wow, $400-500 for parts is crazy.
Is there an alternative? I searhed E-bay with no luck looking for a used set up. I have been considering selling the 1100 and moving up size wise but obviously cant sell it this way and really do not want to dump a bunch of money in it to get it sold.
Anyone have a better parts idea or can this one be fixed. I have read it is one assembly and not servicable but I also know lots of people timker, like I do and come up with fixes.
2007 V-Star 1100 Custom
Hard Krome pipes