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post #1 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Starter noise

My starter sounds like ****. Has anyone else noticed there starter just sounding like a piece of crap? I know if I take it to my dealer there just gonna say we'll that sounds normal. It's sounded fine when new, 700 miles later it's quite noisy
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post #2 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 06:04 PM
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Take a video of these noises.
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post #3 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-25-2016, 07:00 PM
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starter should be pretty quiet
if you think its loud bring it in

better yet see if they have another z125 you can compare it too


im sure some of us here can make a quick video and we can compare them all if you can make one
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starter should be pretty quiet
if you think its loud bring it in

better yet see if they have another z125 you can compare it too


im sure some of us here can make a quick video and we can compare them all if you can make one

Just gotta figure out how to post a video lol
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you could also unplug the spark plug wire to get a video of how it sounds
that way the bike won't start and we can hear it better
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Here's a couple videos

https://youtu.be/HaofstTwDWc

https://youtu.be/VZBN14ZohD8

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Strange how it whines when it is turned off also, any bike techs on here with some input?
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post #8 of 56 (permalink) Old 08-28-2016, 09:49 PM
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gut guess

something on the starter has a lot of friction
if its a bushing, it needs oil big time


I've worked on a lot of small motors like on fans, where they start screaming like that
one tiny drop of oil on the bushing they run silent for a while


that sound is bad, and not normal

I would take it in since you have a warranty
either something is binding somewhere, which is very bad

or the starter, or if it has a one way starter clutch is going bad

I would hate for anything to seize up and ruin the engine
or worse cause a crash
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gut guess

something on the starter has a lot of friction

or the starter, or if it has a one way starter clutch is going bad

I would hate for anything to seize up and ruin the engine
or worse cause a crash
Agree with all of this.
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