Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Central Illinois
I had my starter clutch go bad on me in extreme cold this winter. When the dealer replaced it under warranty, I looked at the old one and it seemed fine to me. It is more or less some slightly tilted steel bits that engage by rocking into position on a smooth shaft. I find it a bit hard to describe but think how a pipe wrench engages. In one direction it just slips but in the other direction it grabs. In this case one direction is when the starter motor is running faster than the shaft on the engine and the other direction is when the shaft on the engine is running faster than the starter motor and the "clutch" just slips on the shaft.
Present ride - 2013 Victory Vision, black, ATW at +3, Lloydz air filter and adjustable intake, PC5, 30,xxx miles