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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 06:27 PM Thread Starter
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1980 Kawaski kz750 ltd cafe build start problem

Alright so...Im pretty much done with this sucker, and i go to start it and all I hear is the starter just spinning. Doesnt engage to anything from what i am hearing. What do i do. Will post pics if she starts cuz she is beautiful

HELP PLEASE!!!!

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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-29-2013, 07:58 PM
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Pull in clutch lever, engage second, run like hell, jump on and dump clutch.

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The starter gear is just stuck ..... It is supposed to throw-out when you engage the starter and engage.

A bump start should work for now

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pull the starter off and try a quick shot of wd40 on the gear shaft of the starter.

with the starter out try bumping the start button to see if the gear moves forward if it does the wd40 freed it up if not its still stuck unhook the electrical and try to lightly pry it forward away from the motor top maybe free it up.
if it frees up try hook the electrical back up and bump the button again to make sure it moves forward freely

reinstall if it does it if doesnt you may need a new starter

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YOU ALL MUST WORK ON CARS?
This bike like most Jap bikes has a starter clutch which is a cam effect wheel that holds tight a ground Dia. on the clutch basket or the mag wheel.As the starter spins faster than the motor the cam pins tighten on the ground Dia.Turning the motor over.As the motor spins faster the cam pins let go and the clutch lets go.It does not pop in and out it only spins.

Your bike most likely has the cam pins in the starter clutch dislocated.Or not pivoting tight

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Worst part? this clutch on your bike is an internal part.

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I would just put a new starter in it.
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Thanks for the input guys, yes i did work on cars more and when i tried starting it i was kicking the s*** out of the motor to see if the starter would fly around but must be just rusted or something. will start taking her apart and see what happens, once it kicks over i will put a video and pics up. 11k miles with vance and hines, jetted carbs, clip ons, redone forks, new tires with 0 miles, cone filters, cut frame, new signals and taillight, brakes rebuilt.

CANT WAIT!!!

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Do some research you may find it's not worth the time or money.Does it have a kick starter?

If so be happy with that.

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I really feel for this poor guy.
This is a perfect example of getting the bike started before you sink money and time into a machine.

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i feel for this poor guy, trying to make a cafe out of a LTD model
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ive got a 82 LTD parts bike, if you find you need a new starter, shoot me a PM.
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