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When I Hit the starter button the starter just spins freely.If I rock the bike back and forth in gear and then hit the starter it will turn the motor over,but not for long.after about 2 seconnds the starter just goes back to whizzing again.This is a 1981 Kawasaki 650csr.

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The "bendix" is worn ... replace the starter for best results.

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