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just installed a new aftermarket starter clutch on 2007 1100. bike now starts but starter stays engaged. thanks for any help.
 

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The starter is always engaged on an 1100. That is why there is a starter clutch.

Do you mean that it is always energized? If that is the case, you might try disassembling the starter and cleaning it and checking the starter relay.
 

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let me try and explain better. i understand starter stays engaged all the time. after bike starts you can hear starter gears still turning like starter clutch is not free wheeling after start up
 

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Tough to say because you didn't buy a Yamaha kit, but it sounds like the one way bearing is locked up. Why, I wouldn't know. The bearing should only engage in one direction. Here's a video which may reveal something helpful.

http://youtu.be/6z8XWB04NmQ

There's a lot of information and videos on this because the starter clutch used to be a much less reliable part. The aftermarket caught on and cheaper kits are pretty easy to find. Some of the stuff is better and some is "buyer beware".

Recheck the installation and compare your install with some of those videos. Someone here may have the perfect answer. I can only offer you my opinion.

Here's a good read also to look for what may have gone wrong: https://sites.google.com/site/vstar1100kb/home/repairs/starter-clutch
 

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Took everything back apart with flywheel on bench i can turn stsrter clutch one way but not the other but i is very hard to turn. The starter gear and roller bearing have to be tapped in with hammer. Im thinking this is way too tight to freewheel when motor is running. Any thoughts? Thanks for the help and input
 

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I'm at a loss. The roller bearing and the one way should have to be tapped on, but should also spin pretty freely (the one way in only one direction, of course). If you can turn the flywheel in both directions and the starter gears turn both ways you have a problem with the either the installation or parts. You did install ALL of the parts, right?
 

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Took flywheel and all parts to local shop they agree that roller bearing is too tight. Now comes trying to deal with eBay company i purchased parts from. Does anyone recommend a good aftermarket kit or stick with factor kit?
 

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The roller bearing can be purchased separate from the clutch kit from Yamaha. There are several discount Genuine OEM parts houses online that discount well above and beyond the dealer. Personally, I shy away from aftermarket when it comes to engine and drivetrain.
 

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I agree......I'd go OEM unless you really like doing the job over and over.
 

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Thanks for the help sparkn and sick mick. looks like i will chalk the 100 spent on junk parts to experience and shell out money for oem parts. with two 1100 i sure dont want to do this over and over.
 
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