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I own a 1997 Yamaha SRV 250. Engine much the same a the Virago 250.\r\nPurchsed the bike from a private collection this year with 700km on the clock. At about 2000km the bike appeared to have a flat battery. Fitted a new charged battery. Upon the first 4 to 5 pressing of the start button, the motor did not turn over. Then suddenly, it started however in made a "cluncking? noise while craning. Now this noise occurs every time I start the bike. (not present when engine is running) I have inspected the starting system. Starting motor OK, all teeth in place on gear train to the starter clutch. Starter clutch rollers OK, slight marking on starting gear spigot (the surface on which the starter cluch rollers "bite" on to when starting). Not sure where to look next. Would appreciate any advice. Kind regards Donat Santowiak

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Hi, Isdonisgoodo I would love to help you with your engine or chassis noise but I just loaned my brand new pair of listening ears to your local dealer's chief technician so he could take your bike for a test ride and give you his professional opinion and estimate about your noise and repair cost. If you are a little short on "DRACHMA" and a Dealership is not on your list of fun places to visit then perhaps the list below will help soothe your worried mind so you can make an informed decision.
1. Bearings---SCREECH
2. Belts---CHIRP
3. Brake Rotors---BUZZ
4. Chains---RATTLE
5. Clutches---CHATTER
6. Cylinders---PING
7. Fairing Panels---WHISTLE
8. Fronk Forks---Plunk
9. Gears---WHINE
10. Head Gasket---HISS
11. Hydraulic Lifters---TAP
12. Pistons---SLAP
13. Rear Shocks---SQUEAK
14. Shifting Trans---CLUNK
15. Solid Lifters---TICK
16. Starters---CLICK
17. Connecting Rods Go---KNOCK-KNOCK---who's there, it's me "*****"
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
CLUNKING NOISE FROM STARTER
Starter noise clunk
Yamaha SRV250 1992 1996 Workshop Service Repair Manual Download Manuals... $10
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http://mybikemanuals.com/yamaha/yamaha-sr-owners-manuals

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SOURCE: Starter dragging problem

You added an extra ground but did nothing with the positive cable. It's time to replace that one, possibly using better quality cable then stock.

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SOURCE: Starter dragging problem

Two things come to mind, other than an internal problem with the starter. Diconnect the battery and take the small cover off the solenoid. pull the plunger and spring out and check the 2 internal contacts and the copper washer on the plunger for a badly burned or worn condition. Rebuild kits are available for some models. If not, you can dress up the contacts and the washer. Push the plunger in by hand and see that it hits both contacts at the same time.
Another possibility is the starter clutch. Usually when these fail the starter spins without turning the engine over, but I have seen them cause the symptom you described. Replacement involves removing the starter and dissasembly of the drive end of the starter, but since you were savvy enough to take the initial steps you mentioned, I know you can handle it.

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weather gets cold starter will draw more cold crank amps! battery must be able to provide so check battery for load test if stands up then I would replace that power sucking starter this is what they do before they quit on you in summer it is un- noticeable cold snap plays it out well good luck and this is the ideal place to start!!John/toronto canada

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SOURCE: 2005 Honda crf450x cold starting

doulbe check the grounds, & you might need to add and extra ground wire to the bike, closer to the starter. This should help. There is a valve that release the compression when you kick it off.You might see if you can pull this release the compression valve while pushing the start button????

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SOURCE: Starter motor spinning but not turning over engine

take the starter off and look in at the flywheel to see if the teeth are in good shape if not the fly wheel needs replaced...if they are in good shape then the solinoid may be bad on the starter...take it to a electric motor shop they will likely test it for free

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