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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-23-2006, 09:05 PM
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Another Starting Problem With a Yamaha Warrior 350

Hi, I have a 1994 Yamaha Warrior. It started perfect the first couple of days that I got it. About after the first week or so, it started clicking from the solenoid. So I got a brand new battery. Then it started up fine. But then a couple days after I got the new battery installed it started turning over really hard. It makes a really loud clunking noise, and it almost sounds like it is coming from the motor. I cant figure out what it is. The motor just turns and turns, but it still just keeps clunking away. After I monkey around with it for a while it eventually starts. But before it starts it still always clunks. What is it! And what can I Do About IT!! Please help,,,George
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-05-2007, 06:32 PM
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Re: Another Starting Problem With a Yamaha Warrior 350

OK this could be a big problem cause i had the same problem on my 92. Take the cam cover off its on the left hand side of the motor it has two allen screws take it off and u should see a gear and chain crank it over while looking at it it should stay nice and straight if it dosent pm me.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2007, 06:17 PM
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Re: Another Starting Problem With a Yamaha Warrior 350


Before I rip the motor apart I would really like to know if thats what it is or not? And if you are sure thats what the clunking is from should I have a mechanic do it or is it easy enough for me to do????
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post #4 of (permalink) Old 03-12-2007, 12:06 PM
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I just picked up a 94 warrior and it has this same noise. It runs great, has a little ticking in the topend like it needs the valves adjusted, otherwise it is great. Randy, on this starting noise are thinking the timimg chain tensioner is not holding or what do you believe is causing the noise? It sounds bad kinda like the starter is loose and jumping around, I was going to look into it this week so if you have any input it is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Brian
post #5 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2007, 03:28 PM
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when I had my '01 warrior the heavy clunking sound was my crank...but of course it also seized my top end too......
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Starter Clutch

In my experience with Warriors, the starter clutch will make lots of bad noises for about a year or even 2. Then the bike will intermittently not start along with the horrible noises. The starter clutch is a one way bearing that stops the engine from spinning backwards, this fails and prevents the engine from making complete rotations while starting! The cheapest I found that part was $60 at | Order Honda Parts,Kawasaki Parts,KTM Parts,Polaris Parts,Suzuki Parts,Yamaha Parts online. I would disassemble the bike before ordering parts because there are some gears that can be missing teeth, that would need to be replaced. I hope this helps someone.
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