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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2015, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Starter clutch preemptive strike?

6 months ago I purchased a 2004 V Star 1100 with 4000 miles on the bike. I am not having any trouble with the bike and I use the recommended starting technique, i.e. no throttle and keep the start button pressed until the bike starts.

How likely is the starter clutch to fail and is it recommended to replace the starter clutch even though I haven't had any trouble with it?

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-17-2015, 09:56 PM
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its a pain!!! ...
there known for it here in the maritimes. but that being said my bike has 93895 kilometers on it and i just had to do mine.

cost about 150 us for the kit i bought aftermarket that is better then the stock stuff. came with everything. i just did mine yesterday.
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Yea, I guess I will let it go for now, I was just thinking that if failure of the starter clutch was inevitable it might be a good idea to go ahead and get it done.

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If you start it right, you will probably never have to replace it.

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Thanks SM, I was hoping this was the case.

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its a pain!!! ...
there known for it here in the maritimes. but that being said my bike has 93895 kilometers on it and i just had to do mine.

cost about 150 us for the kit i bought aftermarket that is better then the stock stuff. came with everything. i just did mine yesterday.
So it looks like I have to replace mine....where did you get your kit? And why is it better than stock?

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its a pain!!! ...
there known for it here in the maritimes. but that being said my bike has 93895 kilometers on it and i just had to do mine.

cost about 150 us for the kit i bought aftermarket that is better then the stock stuff. came with everything. i just did mine yesterday.
Where did you get the kit? I was quoted $800 bucks to replace mine, so I'd prefer to DIY.

Mine doesn't whir like others have mentioned, I just get a big CLUNK occasionally when trying to start it, which then stops and I hear everything start spinning again before it starts up. I was thinking it was the throttle position sensor, but I couldn't find it under the air filter.
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OK - so what special tools are required? I appreciate all input.

I've got the kit from eBay and I'm a decent mech - just gotta deal with my old-man's tendonitis cramping my hands - may take me a while between cramps and icing - LOL.
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OK - so what special tools are required? I appreciate all input.

I've got the kit from eBay and I'm a decent mech - just gotta deal with my old-man's tendonitis cramping my hands - may take me a while between cramps and icing - LOL.
Lots of reading for you to do.....

https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1...starter-clutch

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