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I was riding my '94 Virago 535 when it made a loud whirring sound then the bike stalled and I was unable to start the bike again. When I press the starter button nothing happens except the headlight goes dim even when the battery is fully charged. I've heard that the starters are notorious.

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Yes, the starter clutches sometimes get stuck on those bikes.
Then the starter turns at very high speeds and get broken.
Remove the starter from the engine ( that's an easy job )
Hold the starter in a bankwrench and connect a 12V battery to it. If the starter turns, he is OK, if not, replace the starter and his clutch system.

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