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my starter clutch is after going and after 2 days searching here in Ecuador I cannot turn up the part. (89 tenere 3aj). I only have 5 weeks left but am told I will need to wait this time for the part. Its not looking good...
I have the rotor and starter clutch off and the clutch spins quite freely one direction and jams the other (as designed). When I assemble it and refit it though the starter motor just whirrs, sometimes it might turn over for a second before returning to this jamming and inevitable whirring.
When on the crankshaft the starter flywheel has alot of play present, you can shake it back and forth a sizeable amount. I have just noticed that the two bearings for this flywheel are very loose fitting.
Question = anybody know if these two bearings are locatable in a bearings shop or are they strictly yamaha ?
The teeth in the clutch are visibly flattened out = I am pulling them out one by one and reversing them at the moment as the profile on the other side is better. Some are a bitch to get out for some reason = anyone got any experience of pulling teeth?
As I write this it seems blindingly obvious that the bearings are probably my problem and thus preventing the flywheel from spinning straight and smooth and not jamming ... is this correct?
Any other suggestions greatly appreciated = just need this bike to start for another 5 weeks or so ... any short term fixes, ideas or suggestions greatly appreciated ... especially on the bearing front ...