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My starter is making an odd sound, Like it is

My starter is making an odd sound, it seems to be turning faster than normal and I can't get to push start. It was fine until it got cold, then it stopped working.I checked the voltage on the starter. 12.4v before trying to start and 0v while turning, normal. I peeked at the carbs. they were clean. I took the fuel tank off and tried to start it. the level of the gas in the inlet tube didn't drop at all. It's driving me crazy. I don't want to take to a shop unless i have to. please help

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Either the teeth on the starter or starter clutch are bad or you have an internal problem. If you tried to catch it in gear and it will not catch, I am going to go with low or no compression which is why you are hearing the starter spin faster and it would make a slight noise. Either you have a stuck valve or your timing chain broke and the valves are stuck open. You will have to tear the head off to determine the exact problem.

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