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post #1 of 3 Old 06-02-2015, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Noise coming from starter clutch

2006 zx10r 12k bike makes noise coming from starter. Believe to be starter clutch. After replacing the starter and the starter clutch noise is still there. Both starter and starter clutch are used due to the fact that it takes forever to get OEM parts. There are 3 parts to the starter clutch should all 3 be replaced or just replacing the clutch case itself cause noise? Or is the noise even coming from the starter clutch? None of the parts seem to be damaged.
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Most likely you are correct and your starter clutch caps, rollers, or springs are damaged. You can get to it by removing the side cover that your stator bolts to. Then you have to remove your rotor/magnet most likely you will have to have a special "puller" tool (I rent mine from autozone). Once you remove your rotor you will be able to see how the starter clutch works. Simple really but very cheap parts used to make it work...

some people have said that the springs used look like the quality in a click pen. I've taken it one step further and actually used the spring from a click pen once to repair a cb350 starter clutch!! It worked as good as new too!
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