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Starter problems

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by Bikefalcon, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Bikefalcon

    Bikefalcon

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    ok, I have a very metallic noise coming from primary side of engine. I have replaced the split gear spring with no change in the sound. The sound is very loud at idle and goes away as you rev the engine. I am almost sure it is coming from the starter gear trying to engage with the gear on the back of the clutch or perhaps just hitting the clutch gear. Any ideas on what might be going on and a fix?
     
  2. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    When you had it apart , did you check to make sure the starter ring gear is tightly bolted to the backside of the clutch basket ? Also , Have you heard any other 961's to compare the sound ? When you pull in on the clutch lever does the sound get better (quieter) ?
     
  3. richard-7

    richard-7

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    I agree. Did you check ring gear?
     
  4. Bikefalcon

    Bikefalcon

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    Thanks for the input but I found the problem. Starter button spring was bad allowing contact(vibration) which meant the starter was trying to engage when the engine was running. Ordered a new started button/ kill switch unit from Amazon for $6.
     
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  5. TonyA

    TonyA VIP MEMBER

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    OMG ! Glad you found it . Let us know how you like the 961 .
     
  6. BritTwit

    BritTwit VIP MEMBER

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    Might want to check what the pinion gear looks like after all of that contact with the ring gear on a running motor.
     
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  7. Britfan60

    Britfan60 VIP MEMBER

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    Holy crap. Nice catch. Hope it didn't strip out your gear.
     
  8. Bikefalcon

    Bikefalcon

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    I do need to check the condition of the starter gear. Can one look at it and tell whether it is good or bad?
     

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