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Im going to look at a 01 raptor 660 tommorow. The guy says the starter clutch is out on it. He says you push starter button and you just hear the starter spin. The clutch will not kick out and turn the crank. He said its hard to push start. Anyone know what i should check on it? Does this sound like a starter clutch out
 

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You can test the starter clutch by removing the starter cover (2 screws) and pull the cover with the starter idler gear together. Now remove the crank inspection plug (large flat screwdriver) and hold the crank from spinning with a socket. Now while holding the crank you can spin the starter 52 tooth gear by hand. It should spin freely when rotating CW and should be engaged when you spin it CCW. If it does not engage, then the starter gear is bad.

If it is hard to pull start as well, then there are other issues, which could be as simple as cleaning the carbs or something more serious like bad crank bearings.

While you have the socket on the crank, you can turn the engine over CCW by hand to see if there are any tight spots which could indicate bad crank bearings. It is best to remove the spark plug when you turn it over by hand too.
 

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Im going to look at a 01 raptor 660 tommorow. The guy says the starter clutch is out on it. He says you push starter button and you just hear the starter spin. The clutch will not kick out and turn the crank. He said its hard to push start. Anyone know what i should check on it? Does this sound like a starter clutch out
It could also be the bolts that retain the oneway clutch to the back of the flywheel.................
 

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Welcome to the forum!

The original starter one-way clutch failure is common and costs $250 in parts (for an aftermarket unit that WILL last) if you do it yourself, and another $200 in labor if you don't - keep that in mind when haggling on the price of the bike.

Regardless, don't buy it if you can't start and ride it (unless it's a deal of $1000-$1200 or less) - you can be buying into nothing but trouble and a lot of work and cost ahead.

If the bike is in decent shape and runs, other than the one-way issue, it should push start without much trouble... make him do it.
 

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make sure hes not trying to push start it in 1st..
 

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shit if everything else is in good shape and you have the dough id buy it. You could male your money back on that pretty easily...
 
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