My starter won't start the bike. I hear either a spinning noise or it won't turn over at all. I can still kick-start it. After i've driven to the store and finished shopping, the electric starter starts it right up. In other words, the starter won't start a cold engine but will start a warm one.
The chain and teeth look good, it's not stripped. Is the starter just too weak?
My electric starter will not work either. It has new brushes in it and still does not work.
My solenoid is brand new from Honda.
I bought a starter motor from ebay and will put the new brushes in it from my starter motor after I clean and polish the commutator.
Concerning the starter clutch, sometimes the starter spins freely as if the clutch hasn't engaged and other times it seems the clutch does engage but the starter doesn't have enough muscle to turn over the engine.
Perhaps i have two problems. Can a starter motor just be weak?
OK, i took the starter apart, cleaned it etc. got the battery good and charged and now it is strong enough to turn the engine over. But i still have the problem that when i hit the button the starter spins freely. So do i have a starter clutch problem?