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I think my starter clutch is stuck. I was cranking on her after installing my single carb conversion and she would crank crank crank and then stop. release the button and crank crank crank and stop. did this twice and the last time it would not crank anymore. The starter seems to spin only. I have taken the starter off and without bench testing it, it is tight and spins. there is not any debris in the bottom where the starter mounts. The chain has tension one way and free spins the other way. With the bike in gear and the clutch pulled in, the bike is very difficult to roll. With the bike in neutral, the bike rolls freely. I have put the bike in gear and rocked her back and forth to no avail. The starter just spins. I am not sure, but I think the starter on these bikes does not kick out, it simply spins when you push the start button and turns the starter clutch with the chain. Is that correct?
What are my options. I have just installed the single carb, so it will be a dry start on a pull start.
 

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OK. I got her pull started with the golf cart. Man she started easy and idled just a smooth. The wonderful woman that I love was more than willing to give me a pull. After she had been running for a couple of minutes, she started pushing oil out of the dip stick tube that was added. I think this was due to crank case pressure because I had the crank case vent ran to the pod on the lower frame, that the hose from the original breather ran to. It pushed all the oil out with the exception of about 6 or 7 oz. I am not sure if that is what caused the oil to push out or not. I did not have any more oil to fill her up, so an oil change is in process. So with her pushing all the oil out, I guess it is safe to say that the starter clutch did not get any oil to it to help loosen it up. Needless to say, it still will not start with the starter. I plan to fill her back up with oil, pull start and go from there.
 

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Oh by the way, it is not a low voltage problem. I hooked her up to a hot automotive battery ( I know some will frown on this) and she still would not crank with the starter.
 

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shameless bump. still looking for input
 

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will be looking at the starter. what about her pushing the oil out?
 

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my plan at present is to remove starter and dis-assemble and make sue it is in goood working order. when this occurred, i noticed at the initial pull of the starter, a piece of rhe cacing broken, as if something had occurred internally to cause that.been working all night, look forward to more replies. i am starting to think it i s in the starter. not the clutch
 
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