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    Iíll admit that Iím being lazy here but my new to me 99í R11RT starter sounds ike crap after the motor has caught and started. Starter clutch? I know my batt is in decline but I donít think thatís the total reason.
    Anyone can offer a suggestion? TY

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    Quote Originally Posted by flhfxd View Post
    Iíll admit that Iím being lazy here but my new to me 99í R11RT starter sounds ike crap after the motor has caught and started. Starter clutch? I know my batt is in decline but I donít think thatís the total reason.
    Anyone can offer a suggestion? TY
    Define "sounds like crap". If it is a screetch just as the button is released then you need to remove the starter and clean the one-way clutch at the nose of the starter.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    sounds like crap

    Quote Originally Posted by flhfxd View Post
    Iíll admit that Iím being lazy here but my new to me 99í R11RT starter sounds ike crap after the motor has caught and started. Starter clutch? I know my batt is in decline but I donít think thatís the total reason.
    Anyone can offer a suggestion? TY
    What Paul said. I clean the original starter on my '04 RT, about once every 3-4 years. 102k miles now on it. I know it's time when it appears to "drag" and squeal after releasing the starter button, engine running.

    It's a straightforward job and you'll be surprised how quiet it is again.

    RickR90s

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    Cleaning the starter may be all that's needed. If you decide otherwise - I replaced my starter on my 2001 R1100RT with a starter from DB Electrical. I got it last October, so It's had about 600 starts, no problems at all. Turns over very nicely. About $60. My old starter still works, I put it on the shelf as an emergency spare. I pulled it off and cleaned it many times.
    Michael Stock, Trinity, NC
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    Yes. A bit of a screech as starter button is released. Will clean starter as suggested. Thanks for the tip.
    Cheers

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