Hate to say it but broken, where at? Maybe one of the rollers or races that we can not see. I have never had mine out, but been through a couple of starters now. Starter is a pain to swap out brushes in. Personally it is probably worth taking the starter to a rebuilder if they will do it for a fair price.
The good old primary cover removal...... It has been mentioned on here before. If you have the time and access to a good bolt supplier, take out some of the bolts and go down to the supplier(Lowes, maybe) with the sample bolt, by the longest you can get, cut the heads off and make dowels out of them. Remove all the bolts from the primary cover then insert several dowels, I used about have as many as the original bolts. Then you can use the clutch arm pulled out half way or so as a lever on the back end. Smack the primary if you want with a dead blow hammer if you want to jar it loose. Then try pulling it off a bit. I used some of the "Bondo" body filler plastics to stick into between the primary cover and the engine case. Then you can use small screw drivers, pry bars, or maybe wooden shims to help separate the primary cover away from the engine. Yes taking the cover off or on can(will) get your fingers pinched, be careful........Locking the engine,sometimes you can put a good strong rag in between two meshing gears to get the engine to lock to break bolts/nuts loose from crank, clutch, torque compensator. Hope it is working good now! Enjoy the new home!
Buckeye, Arizona(USA) 2011 Victory Cross Roads, Black police bag guards, black engine guards, black handle bars, Triumph Tiger mirrors, Triumph hand grips, set speedo/tach back 5" , adjustable timing wheel, Lloyzz Fuel Programmer III & air filter. Modified exhaust, made stock into 2 into 1. MRA windshield, Rotated front fender forward,relocated ignition switch, Bad Ace Fuel Tank Risers, Fat front tire.