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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Hopefully somebody can help me. My starter went out on my 04 V Star. I bought a new one from BikeBandit.com. I put it on today and all it does is spin. It doesn't turn the motor over at all. HELP! Did I do something wrong? Is something else wrong besides my starter? Any input is appreciated. Thanks.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-08-2014, 08:23 PM
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More than likely you have lost the stater clutch. A by product of starting the bike wrong, that is giving it throttle
when you are starting it and not holding till it does start. The kick back will damage it.
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Thanks Farmalldanzil for your input. If it is what you said is that an expensive fix? I would have to have a motorcycle shop do it for me.

Any other suggestions are still welcome. Thanks again.
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The kit goes for 350$ to 500$ but I have seen them for as little as 169$ on ebay ??. There are some threads on how to fix it your self on the forum. The price to Fix is all over the place from a few hundred dollars too 1500. or more. I believe you can remove your starter and see if the gear can be moved back a forth. It should move only one way.

https://www.starbikeforums.com/forums...archid=1657978 172 threads with starter clutch :>)

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Thanks again farmalldanzil. You're right the price to fix is all over the place. And the pricing for the kit is too. I guess it depends on which kit you buy. I will pull my starter back off and check out if the gear spins both ways. Much appreciated.
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This one looks like it has all the parts for $169 (same as farmandanzil mentioned) and the seller has sold 47 of these kits with good responses and a top rate + rating. Might be something to look at if you want to tackle this yourself. It can be found cheaper, too, but ebay seems to be the popular place to source these parts.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Yamaha-V...-/380820415005

P.S. There is an arrow on the flanged part. The orientation must remain the same on the new parts.

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I haven't heard of anyone doing this themselves in awhile. Getting the flywheel off requires a specialized tool.


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It requires a flywheel puller and definitely the repair manual. Here's a write up with pictures to help with the decision. Doable for the mechanically inclined. Not so much so if you think SAE stands for Serious Adverse Event or that Metric is a useful piece of data manipulated in several ways to prevent actual work from ever being performed.

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Thinking I should just buy and parts and pay for labor Sometimes its best to admit defeat and have somebody else do the work. I can live with that
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No shame in that. I you want to buy your own parts, make sure the shop will allow it.

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