Author Topic: Intermittent starting problems, metallic noise then starter only clicks  (Read 172 times)

Diggerinthedark

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I posted this over on the hd125 section but I noticed it gets almost no traffic so thought I would repost it over here. Admins-ill delete the other one when I'm finished writing here.

I've got a 2011 hd125 evo 3000km on it.

Intermittently when I try to start my scooter it will start to turn then make a nasty metallic "ting" ish noise and refuse to turn for a few mins after - starter will just make a click like my battery is dead. Then all of a sudden it just works again after I press the starter repeatedly.
Seems to be getting more frequent. Pretty sure it's not a battery issue as it turns fine after a while trying.

Reddit tells me my starter clutch is on its way out. Could this be the case? How easy a job is it for me to do myself? I'm relatively mechanically minded, can do most jobs myself with good instructions. The service manual pdf I've got isn't exactly clear on the matter though.

Also does anyone have any hints for getting parts in the EU and also on how to find my engine code? I'm pretty sure it's a gy6 but I don't know anything else.

Thanks in advance! Hope you're all having a great day.

Edit - also wanted to ask if I'm going to be breaking things further by continuing to use it like this. I don't really have a choice though - it's my only way to get to work.

Double edit - are there any electrical tests I can do to confirm or diagnose this? I have a multimeter etc.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 08:13:49 AM by Diggerinthedark »

scosgt

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Re: Intermittent starting problems, metallic noise then starter only clicks
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2017, 12:48:35 PM »
Before you go crazy replace the battery.

Diggerinthedark

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Re: Intermittent starting problems, metallic noise then starter only clicks
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2017, 02:26:37 PM »
Cheers for the reply - I'm pretty sure it's not the batt, but I'm here asking for advice so I will try sticking my dad's battery in there tomorrow :) He just got a new one recently for his 750.