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Grinding teeth on the pinion gear

I have an 95 flt. i've replaced the starter and the starter drive gear on the clutch basket. the other day it tore three teeth off the pinion gear, so i replaced it, the dealer told me maybe the engine kicked back ,while the starter was engaged and broke the teeth off that way. the other day it's back to hearing a loud crunch some times when i start it , but not all the time? is it the jack shaft???every thing looks good??

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