starter freewheeling

Discussion in 'Transmission' started by MMRanch, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. MMRanch

    MMRanch Member

    OK here it is :
    The starter will spin the transmission but not the motor ?

    Anybody have any ideas

    Haven't taken it apart yet. What to look for is the question.

  2. rhino 2

    rhino 2 Active Member

    If the starter is just spinning and not engaging the fly wheel would i would suspect it's the Bendix spring.??
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

    When you say the starter will spin the trans, do you mean that if the bike is in gear and you press the start button the bike moves forward? The starter when working properly engauges a ring gear that is attached on the outside of the clutch basket. The Primary chain attaches the clutch to the compensator sprocket that is on the end of the motor crankshaft.
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest Here is one example of starter drives, sounds like yours is bad
  5. MMRanch

    MMRanch Member

    Thanks for the reply HDDON

    yep in gear the starter moves the bike .

    I wonder if the primary chain broke or primary gear came off. I'm going to take a look today.

    I'll let ya know what I find !
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    If the bike will move with it in gear the primary chain is not broken. Does the starter kick out when you try to start the bike? If so the drive is going bad
  7. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

    Jack; You sure? If the starter is spinning the clutch basket/main shaft, it would move the bike. If not turning the engine, the problem is with clutch or primary chain. Or am I confused again? :56:
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    No you are not confused, after I reread this I read into the OP as the starter gear kicking out, OOPS
  9. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

    I think Jack was half asleep when he was reading earlier :p
    I would think that primary chain has come loose or the compensator may have come loose
    me thinks the starter and the ring gear are ok or the bike would not move

  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

    :p Late night last night, I am still sleepy, can I go home now:p