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There's a piece of metal behind the clutch that's stuck and chewed up in the flywheel and gear to the starter, what is this piece of metal where did it come from and how can I fix this problem

I took the stator cover off and found a piece of metal chewed up and stuck between the flywheel and gear going to the starter pre venting my motor from turnigg over where did this piece of metal come from and how do I fix this

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    tat2rob13 Dec 03, 2012

    about my 93 Virago xv535 I solve the problem which was a heat shield or heat shroud that had gotten mangled between the flywheel and starter clutch thank you for all the help you have given me any suggestions

  • markrd125
    markrd125 Dec 05, 2012

    if its just a bit of a heat shield and the cog teeth are all fine thats not too bad it could of been much worse i would advice to remove the old heat shroud thats damaged and replace it put her back together and try starting her with the obstruction gone i would expect it to all work fine if there is a issue let us know however if any teeth on any of the cogs are damaged that part will also need replaceing but it sounds like u should be ok those cog teeth tend to be pretty hardy but i have to recomend checking

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    markrd125 Dec 05, 2012

    the shroud is there for a reason so u realy want it to be there it may be that you can repair the shroud or possibly make a replacement if getting another is too expencive or hard to get hold of but without seeing it i couldnt say it might be that its not removeable if you want any help with a repair or makin a replacement ill realy need some pictures before i can sugest how it could be done

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I dont kno your exact bike well but i have good genral knolage of motorcycle mechanics

to kno what to fix if anything we need to know where it came from

the only way to know that is to remove bits till u find what it snaped off of

ok so i would remove the starter motor check all the teeth are in good condition and test on 12v power sorce ( battery ) to see it working corectly most starters have 1 wire going in positive from battery / relay and the negative power is from the frame/ engine earth

id then check the cog it conects to and the flywheel looking for damages

check the caseings for damages

without more info i cant realy sugest much more a picture or description of the piece of metal would help is it steel or alloy ( is it magnetic? ) thatl narrow it down

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SOURCE: replacing oneway/starter clutch 05 1100 custom

The starter clutch is on the back side of 
the flywheel rotor. It has some little springs
and rollers and only turns one way.
When the parts get worn it starts to slip.

Be careful as you can get the rear
camshaft and valves out of time in there too.
When the "T" mark is aligned the
cam sprocket mark should
point straight up to the top center of the head.
If not, the valve timing is out and you
need to either move the gears or chain
to align it all.

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SOURCE: Can you start the bike with the stator cover off?

On most bikes you can, with no problem.

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