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My starter pinion will not fully disengage.after starting it still touchs the ring gear.

It's a 2000 dyna

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The starter clutch needs to be replaced. An alternator sgop will usually rebuild these for 1/2 of a new one. Nippendenso .A thumbs up would be greatly appreciated if this answer is helpful to you.
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Remove the starter and inspect it for damage or debris. Throughly clean all parts and reassemble. Check starter clutch and bendix for proper operation.

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If you don't know whats causing the problem ,see a harley agent .and ask there advice .They probablly will know whats wrong ,it may be a common fault .

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SOURCE: I have a problem with the starter on my Sons 2000

Hi! Looks like that the starter is faulty. The solenoid is surely worn causing it not to kick the engine with force. If you have an extra one try replacing it. This will surely work. Please be sure that you got fuel and a good set of spark plugs and plug wires. Hope this helps and have a good one!

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Test the large connections on the starter solenoid, if they are BOTH hot, during starter engaugement, you may have a starter issue. IF they are NOT hot during engaugement, there is another solenoid under the battery case (usually). Solenoids get carbon buildups and eventually start to not transmit power intermittantly.

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The Clutch on some bikes will disengage the starter motor. Yamaha will not allow you to engage gear when the side stand is down. Hope this gives you some idea

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SOURCE: I have a 1999 Gilera Runner 180FXR, New bat 12V 9 amps. Starter turns and spins pinion gear but won't engage starter ring. If it does it turns ver slow or won't turn engine over. In manual it

Yep, not enough amps to engage the starter clutch, and when ti does engage, not enough amps to turn the engine. You need a 12 amp battery.

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You may need to add shims to increase pinion gear to ring gear clearance !
Inspect the flywheel ring gear for damage or unusual wear.

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In order to add pinion to ring gear clearance a full size shim must be used. Do not shim only 1 starter mounting bolt. There are 3 shims available in different shapes (for clearance). All are 1 mm (0.039 in) thick.

When you took off the old starter did you see any thin strips of metal ?

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Let me see if I understand what you are saying and if I can explain it to you,
You said "as soon as it fires" are you saying that it fires but does not start?
If this is the case then your starter is doing exactly what it is supposed to do. The pinion gear is spun up into the ring gear by centrifugal force by way of the starter going from "0" to something like 6000 RPMs no load speed and is held there by the force of the starter turning the engine at lower RPMs. As soon as it "fires" it relieves the force and the spring returns the pinion gear to the "at rest" position.
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