With the flywheel spinning at about 1,000 RPM at idle, the starter, if engaged with the flywheel, would be forced to spin between 15,000 and 20,000 RPM. Once the engine has turned over and is running, the overrun clutch will release the starter from the flywheel and prevent the gears from re-meshing (as in an accidental turning of the ignition key) while the engine is running
Provided the starter drive is not spun, one of the following areas is probably at fault. A weak battery A poor, or loose connection (at battery, or solenoid / starter). Dirty or rusted starter drive splines. Possibly, but not probable, a faulty starter.
Sounds like it could be a weak starter drive or a weak starter solenoid
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If the starter is spinning but not catching, the problem lies in the starter drive (also called bendix). You will either have to replace the starter or repair it by replacing the bendix.
The same way you use a motorcycle clutch.
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The purpose of a clutch on a vehicle is to disconnect the drive of the engine from the gearbox (this would be required when the vehicle is stationary or to change gear). While the engine is running the crankshaft is continually turning, It is the crankshaft that turns the gearbox and via the gearbox the road wheels. Obviously there are times when the engine is running but drive is not required, The clutch is the mechanism by which this is achieved.
Whines? If its not a grinding scritching noise more common then just a whine, if it is indeed a whine I would tend to think that your starter's drive roller clutch is worn to the point that the drive will need replacing, they are about $10=20. likely time for a starter overhaul, Bushings, brushes, Solenoid.
Remove airbox, drive shafts, all connectors onto gearbox, gear selector rod, battery and battery tray, starter motor and then all bolts securing the gearbox. Remove gearbos, and then remove the bolts securing the clutch. Fit new clutch making sure you allign the clutch plate. Refit everything in reverse.
The starter motor
The clutch disconnects drive from the engine to the wheels. It is required to change gears.
Hi - Having same problem. Did you find out how? I have the bolts out, but starter won't come. Does the clutch assembly have to come out first? I have LS2000 jet boat that has the same motors as the XL 1200. I also tried to remove the starter (3 times) before getting it off. The starter clutch assembly does not have to come off, the starter will slide out of the hole in the crankcase it is set in but it is hard to do. There is an o-ring on the shank of the starter that goes in to the hole in the crankcase, this why it is so hard to remove. You have to use a chisel or a large screwdriver and hit the front of the starter drive out. Putting it back in is almost as hard.
First of all this is not an easy task . On the left side of machine is your clutch cover . This needs to come off . The back fender is attached to the left foot rest by 2 bolts , take these off as they will help get clutch cover off . There is several screws to the cover . After the cover is off ,you will see the 2 clutches . Take the bolt out of the rear clutch and pull it straight out , this will allow you to take off drive belt . Then you need to take off the front clutch , which will require a special puller that screws in after you take out front clutch bolt . With both clutches off you need to remove the inner clutch backing plate . there is 3 or 4 screws by the end of crankshaft and 3 screws to the back of housing . With all this off the machine you can see the back of starter . There is a bracket that holdes the starter to the motor remove the 2 screws on top that hook to the motor . Un hook the nut that holds the battery cable to starter . Then go to other side of machine . The recoil starter assy has to be removed . When you get this off you can see the starter gear . There is 2 bolts that go into the starter that need to be removed . Then there is several small bolts that hold the skid plate under the machine . These need to come out and remove plate . Then you should be able to remove starter by pulling it to you from the clutch side . The starter drive will probably come too . There is one bolt on the recoil cover that is hard to get out . If you unhook the foot brake linkage and the spring , you can remove it through the hole that the spring hooks into .Good luck hope this helps you .
There's normally an adjustment on the clutch rod which activates the clutch fork on the transmission.
Probably the Clutch Master Cylinder or the slave cylinder.