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Old 05-30-2018, 10:17 PM
Thejeepdoctor Thejeepdoctor is offline
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Default Starter grinding

Hello all, Iím new to this forum. Iím working on my friends 95 v-max. I believe itís a 1200. When cranking bike it makes a grinding noise. When bike is cranking, it goes nerk nerk crunch, nerk nerk crunch. Is there any common issues with the starter overrun clutch? He has a Clymers manual, so I have an idea of what Iím getting into. Thanks.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:36 AM
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From what you describe it sounds like the starter clutch. This is a (relatively) common issue.

Assuming that is the case then replace all of the relevant components and consider a HD starter clutch replacement (something like this? but I'll let others make their recommendations).
When re-assembling use permanent Locktite on the retaining screws and (important) use a gasket on the cover.

The main issue seems to be getting the flywheel off. This is normally due to a flimsy puller, with stretchy bolts.
This arrangement works and in my experience, the flywheel comes off without any difficulty. I had to put a taper on one end of the pillars which isn't mentioned.
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Old 06-01-2018, 10:03 AM
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Post Re: Starter grinding

The sound you are hearing is the starter clutch slipping. It is due to a weak design by Yamaha.
Search this forum for "starter clutch" related issues. There are many to read as I had to replace mine and read all of them. It's a pretty easy fix.

If you want to skip all the posts and go straight to the procedure, try this:

https://www.mediafire.com/file/6k93b...ukonerdave.pdf
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