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I have an 81 Yamaha sr250. It can be push started and runs great but the electric start wasn't working. I cleaned the starter and replaced the brushes and now the starter motor turns. However once I place the chain and gear on it doesn't seem to have the power to pop the engine. The chain is a bit loose and makes a grindingish sound as it attempts to turn when I hit the starter button but after a second or so the starter stops dead and the solenoid clicks. When I removed the spark plug to decrease the compression it turns all the gears just fine and in the right direction. What is going on? Where do I go from here? Any help for this newb would be greatly appreciated

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Replace the starter, it sounds like you have a shorted field winding or if magnetic shorted starmer armature..

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the starter should be replaced. The solenoid is kikcing the pinion out but there is no contact being made to turn the starter motor. I have the exact same truck and before i changed the starter used the old starter tap trick. Tap the starter casing with a hammer and it should start turning again. hope this was helpful for you. Good luck.

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I have the same problem. I am half way through. I removed the starter but don't think that is it. The van always starts when jumped. The driving lights, clock, and radio work even though the key is not in the ignition. Something must not be disengaging and drains the battery in a few hours as if the key is on!!

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My 1997 SC1 would start fully charged after about 5 minutes of cooling off (same as my Busa). If the vehicle draws lots of bettery energy when the ignition switch is turned (the headlights dim as if the battery was week) and all you her is a "tlock" then more than likely the starter solenoid is sticking when the engine gets hot. Age, as well as wear and tear in the vehicle, would cause for the stater, and the starter solenoid, to weaken. When the engine is cool it will start as if the starter was new, but after driving the car for about 10 minutes the problem starts. The engine running hotter than normal (ie.cooling system problems, diferent muffler system, low oil level), no necesary due to overheating, will add to the problem. My solution was a new stater ($115) and a starter heat wrap ($20), and I never had that problem again :-)

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