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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-01-2014, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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I noticed that my XCT's starter seems to make a very loud groaning when I attempt to start it when it is cold out. It doesn't seem to do it when it's warmer out. It almost sounds like a bearing or something, and it doesn't happen all the time. Just seems to happen when it's very cold out (like today). The bike will still start, but the starter is loud.

Has anyone else had a loud starter noise like this?
Maybe in a bit I can try to make a short video...



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At least a half hour prior to starting my bike when its very cold, I place an electric space heater, the type with a fan, aimed at the engine. The main purpose is to warm and thin the oil, but, of course, it warms the engine too. This makes for easy starts...easier on the battery + easier on the starter. You might want to try that Broggy and see if the noise disappears.

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That... is a fantastic idea. I'll have to give it a shot.



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Thick motor oil when it is cold hard for starter to push pistons

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There is another post on this and most say its the starter clutch but I just had a Victory only tech tell me its the starter armature rubbing against the inside of the armature housing when its cold outside.

Another Victory only tech in the same shop on another day told me it is a bearing that spins until it heats up and there is no fix.

Who knows who to believe. I'm going to ride mine until it breaks or they Polaris says they know what is causing the problem and have designed a new replacement part.

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just take it easy, i now need to replace my starter clutch, went out yesterday in my 55 degree garage, and Zing went the starter

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqRlCAUHqPA

Does it sound like this?

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Thats how mine sounds.

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there is a link below that video with findings

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mine just spins and doesnt engage, going to order the parts when i have money to.

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