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    03 heritage starter motor problem

    with primary cover off the gear is kick across to engage, the motor spins with a new battery yet it engine doesn't turn over. is there a clutch or Bendix at fault? So do I repair, replace with new factory, after market ( are they as good?) or does someone here specialise in starters.
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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

    Sounds like the clutch hub is shot.
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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

    remove plugs, stick it in 3rd or 4th and rotate rear wheel, does it turn the clutch hub, primary chain etc and is there compression in the motor if you put fingers on plug holes, if the motor doesnt turn then its clutch or possibly a knackered compensator but would have thought that was viewable with primary off
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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

    The bike was starting fine but then it occurred. With the primary cover off and you hit the start button, the starter gear kicks out and engages with the ring gear and stays engaged. You can hear the motor spinning sweetly. there's no physical connection between motor and gear the starters out on the bench now either to replace factory or pattern, recon unit or self repair?
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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

    A mates did something similar last year, I had a local place go over the starter (bexley starter's and alternators) and then fitted a new starter clutch. much cheaper than replacing the complete starter motor! If the starter is spinning when you put current across it on the bench it could just be the starter clutch, I fitted a spyke replacement one
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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

    Thankyou gentlemen. Now where in the UK do I get one?
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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

    Check your starter clutch before ordering a new one. They should only rotate in one direction, if it goes both ways, you need a new one.

    A starter clutch is about £35 from Motorcyclestorehouse. Any Harley indy can supply.
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    Re: 03 heritage starter motor problem

    Great stuff. thanks
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