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I have a Yamaha Warrior 350. It was working fine, got out on a trail and it stalled so I pressed the start button and can hear the starter turn but wont catch to turn the engine over. It has a strong battery. Any ideas?

Brandon,The starter clutch is slipping. It has a one way clutch that the starter turns on the back of the crank flywheel. It engages when starting the lets go and freewheels after the engine starts. The roller cogs wear then start slipping. The one way clutch will need to be replaced. If you tear the gasket pulling the side cover you will need to get one also.

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Gary Blake


I have built from ground up race winning motocross bikes and atvs as well as atv,s for flat track and TT racing. I am starting to take on the utv challenges now for racing. This is a new area for me so Im in a learning curve.


I have extensive experience in off road motorcycles and atv,s.I also work on street bikes and personal watercraft, Some experience was self taught and some was factory trained. I have been working in the powersports industry since the mid 70,s I hope I can help. Thanks Gary

Was a sponsor for K.O.R.R.(kansas off road riders) and now I am working with ROMEO,s (retired old motorcyclists eating out)and was in charge of the Quad Wars for the monster truck series in Central Kansas

Factory trained Kawasaki Heavy Industries. Factory trained GasGas motorcycles and atvs worked as a technician and was as a dealership owner.Kaw.Suz,Honda,Aprilia,Arctic cat,See Doo,Can Am, Bombardier,Yamaha,GasGas,Qingi,TM,Moto Guzzi,Harley,s

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