Starter Clutch or??

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Starter Clutch or??

Postby cbdaddy » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:44 pm

Hey everyone, i just recently purchased a 1981 CB650C at auction with 6k on the odo. I get it home, hook up a new battery and all lights and controls work, great!...well here comes the issue, when i press the electric start button, the engine will attempt to turn over and sometimes will but theres an absolutely awful grinding noise. I pulled the starter and it works fine, i also turned the engine over by hand and theres no problems there. I can only assume its the starter clutch? But from what I've read, most people with starter clutch problems just heard the starter spinning....not a grinding noise. Here's a link to a video i recorded of it to maybe help diagnose the issue:

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Re: Starter Clutch or??

Postby cb650 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:11 am

Sounds like that has been a problem for a long time. Usually it will catch. Couple threads on it here.
Did you clean the tank out?!?!?!?!

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