Training Wheel Hero
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Starter spins but bike won't fire
I had this problem before and my mechanic ended up saying I needed a new engine. Whether that is true or not remains unanswered, so I'm anxious to fgure this out in a cheaper fashion this time...
1. I washed the bike.
2. I went on vacation for a week
3. I attempted to start it this morning. The starter spins, but sounds like there's no load on it.
The battery is virtually brand new, but has about 800 trouble-free miles on it. The fuel pump primes. The headlights work. The bike is in neutral, sidestand up.
I'm thinking there might be a problem with the starter clutch?
What should be my troubleshooting strategy?