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07-26-2016, 11:42 PM,
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Starter turns but doesn't turn flywheel?
I got a non-running V Star from a friend of mine who said it only needed to have the pickup coil replaced. I replaced that, but when I went to start it, it makes a sound similar to an electrical engine running (think loud industrial humming?), but it doesn't turn the engine over.

The bike is in neutral, and though the kickstand is disconnected at the moment I am manually depressing the kickstand switch. As far as I now those are the two things you need to do to make sure it will start.

Does anyone know why this might be happening? Suggestions on what to look at to get the actual engine to turn?
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04-08-2017, 10:20 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-08-2017, 10:21 PM by broham.)
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RE: Starter turns but doesn't turn flywheel?
In case anyone ever comes across this post - there is a gear that connects to the starter that has a smaller gear inside of it on one side. I had accidentally placed that gear on the wrong way so it wasn't engaging the piece the smaller gear connected to. Once I flipped it around everything started cranking as expected.
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05-10-2017, 05:37 PM,
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RE: Starter turns but doesn't turn flywheel?
(07-26-2016, 11:42 PM)broham Wrote: I got a non-running V Star from a friend of mine who said it only needed to have the pickup coil replaced. I replaced that, but when I went to start it, it makes a sound similar to an electrical engine running (think loud industrial humming?), but it doesn't turn the engine over.

The bike is in neutral, and though the kickstand is disconnected at the moment I am manually depressing the kickstand switch. As far as I now those are the two things you need to do to make sure it will start.

Does anyone know why this might be happening? Suggestions on what to look at to get the actual engine to turn?

If the starter engine works and you rear a whinning noise but the engine wont crank over, its the starter clutch.
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