Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB

Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/)
-   Kawasaki (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/kawasaki/)
-   -   "clacking" on starting (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hubb/kawasaki/clacking-on-starting-51983)

Joe C90 10 Aug 2010 12:57

"clacking" on starting
2006 model, 9000 miles
Am getting a loud "clacking" noise on starting, it has been happening for a while to be honest, and doesn't seem to be getting much worse. It mainly happens on cold starting, wether this is due to a lower battery voltage, or higher torque requirements, am not sure. It doesn't happen all the time.

So far i haven't ended up with the starter whirring but not engaging.

I will be stripping it down when i get round to it (too many jobs etc) or as soon as it becomes terminal.

Is there a common fault that causes this?

patta 10 Aug 2010 22:27


Originally Posted by Joe C90 (Post 300638)
2006 model, 9000 miles "clacking" noise on starting,

hi andy
it sounds like a sprag clutch to me
Ill give you a call tomorrow


Joe C90 10 Aug 2010 23:38

Ah. that could be it. Will speak to you tomorrow. Have spent too much time with kickstarts.

Seriesboy 19 Aug 2010 11:31

What was the end result of the clacking? Anything serious?

All times are GMT +1. The time now is 20:50.