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PostAuthor: hedgie6 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:18 pm

My bike isn’t starting from the start button. I checked the battery voltage and it’s 13v. If i bump start, it doesn’t actually start, but i can then use the start button and it will start up. I’ve attached a video of the noise it makes when it won’t start. Are these the symptoms of a bad starter clutch or is there something else I need to look at?

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Re: Starting Problems

PostAuthor: mark75 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:59 pm

sadly your vid shows "404 error" (?) for me.
edit: it's working for me now

to me it sounds more like the starter-motor itself is lacking strength to spin engine -
there could be some s.clutch issues beginning, too ---> https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/yam ... ter-clutch

clean the armature/brushes [new brushes?], then clean, re-pack the planetary gears

535 has a different sprag-type clutch than 700-1100 ...
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Re: Starting Problems

PostAuthor: hedgie6 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:31 am

Thanks. I’ll take a look at that this weekend.

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Re: Starting Problems

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:10 am

Something else might be worth checking. Might wanna check the actual voltage "while" hitting the start button. And...then observe what the recovering voltage is. See if there's a big drop while the starter is turning. What is the voltage "after" trying to start the bike? Does it come back to say around 12.4v.. give or take? Anything round 12.2v or lower, and stays, is considered poor (IIRC..that's considered only 70% charged or so). And will get worse if ya have weak cells. No doubt a dirty starter is a "big" drag on voltage...but being low on amps (the working part of voltage), could be significantly effecting total current going to the engine. Specially if the battery's cells are week. Is that 13v fresh of a charger? What is the standing voltage? Say first thing in the morning? After a 24hr rest. Not to say, the starter clutch and/or starter motor won't help matters. If you do happen to tear into the starter clutch, pay close attention to the "mounting" of the mechanism. Since that thing is under alotta torquing, the mounting bolts could come loose. Especially if they were not properly "staked". Or...the staking has begun to loosen.
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Re: Starting Problems

PostAuthor: hedgie6 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 3:52 pm

Turned out that it was the starter clutch. It was replaced and then I was back on the road, until the next problem.

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Re: Starting Problems

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:48 pm

hedgie6 wrote:Turned out that it was the starter clutch.


Good to hear it was just that.
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