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Testing my starter gear

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by xs650dude63, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. xs650dude63

    xs650dude63 XS650 Addict

    I just finished putting in my new starter gear, actually just the clip I had to reuse my old gear, how do I test it before putting the side cover back on to make sure it is working properly, unplug the spark plugs??? Thanks!
  2. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

  3. xs650dude63

    xs650dude63 XS650 Addict

    Thanks, but should I disconnect something so the engine won't start, since I have no oil in it.
  4. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs Kablatta, kablatta...

    Definitely pull the spark plugs...
  5. Spockwerks

    Spockwerks NAMAZU Pez de Terremoto

    Ditto, and if you are running any kind of aftermarket ignition, pull the ignition fuse so the circuit board doesn't toast.
  6. How long has the oil been drained out 63?
  7. 5twins

    5twins XS650 Guru

    You can measure the tension on the drag clip using a fishing scale. That way, you won't have to do any of that motor cranking. Details are here .....


    Many times a brand new drag clip is too weak and needs to be tweaked.

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