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1999 ttr 250 starter motor is not engaging

Hey, i have a 1999 ttr 250 and the starter motor wont work, when you press the start button (electic starter) it just makes a wierd spinning sound, like something is spinning but not engaging and turning the motor over. if you no how to fix this or atleast no what it is. it would be much appreiciated will it be axpensive? i do have another starter motor laying around and i was wondering if i could take parts out of that to fix it or what ever.. both 12v thanks

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  • Domodude May 22, 2009

    How excactly do i get to the starter clutch? where is it?
    is it expensive?
    how do i get to it is it in the starter motor?



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I would guess it is the starer clutch, also called the one way clutch. I went on to and looked up your bike and it has a nice exploded veiw of your starter clutch . I will try to put a direct link to it , hopefully it will take you to it.
if not go put in your bike and look under starter clutch.

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