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The last couple of times starting engine. Immediately after starter a growl like noise from front end. Just one quick growl then done. Once or twice on shutting down same noise. 2010'xc with only 20000 miles. No mods.
 

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It's just waking up, tell you it's hungry and ready to go. Go ride the beast.
 

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The last couple of times starting engine. Immediately after starter a growl like noise from front end. Just one quick growl then done. Once or twice on shutting down same noise. 2010'xc with only 20000 miles. No mods.
Did you ever get this figured out or fixed?
My 2010 XR is doing this now.
 

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My XCT has been doing this for almost 2 years. Some say it's the starter, some say it's the one-way bearing. At no time has it not started, but sometimes it's quite loud and embarrassing. A howling screech coming from the starter.
 

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My XCT has been doing this for almost 2 years. Some say it's the starter, some say it's the one-way bearing. At no time has it not started, but sometimes it's quite loud and embarrassing. A howling screech coming from the starter.
Yup
Hate when it does that in front of my HD friends!
 

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Yup
Hate when it does that in front of my HD friends
Tell them that noise is the Hydrogen Super Ramifier warming up. :devil
 

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It's the turbo encabulator purging free radicals from the oxygen supply.
 

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If it were me, I'd tell them I farted! LOL
 

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The last couple of times starting engine. Immediately after starter a growl like noise from front end. Just one quick growl then done. Once or twice on shutting down same noise. 2010'xc with only 20000 miles. No mods.
It is very likely the starter. I've had that happen before on other bikes. Just take it apart and lube the bushings.
 

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I have no problem taking my starter apart. My problem is trying to reassemble it when those brushes get in the way.
 

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I haven't taken a Vic one apart yet but the last one(yamaha) I did was no problem getting it back together. I couldn't find anything in the Service Manual either.
 

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Mine was doing the same last year and I took the starter off, took it apart and lubed everything. It was quiet for about 10,000 miles and it just started again.

Yes the brushes are a pain and take some time but it's not a big deal. Takes much longer to get the starter in and out.

Bob
 
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