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when I attempted to start my F4 this morning, the starter churned briefly, then there was a “snap” and now the starter spins but doesn’t engage. Please tell me this is a simple fix?
 

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Take the starter out, no way of guessing will answer your question.

Might be sprag, might be starter gear.

Important thing is not to start it by pushing, high risk of broken bits inside your engine.
 

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Take the starter out, no way of guessing will answer your question.

Might be sprag, might be starter gear.

Important thing is not to start it by pushing, high risk of broken bits inside your engine.
Oh good! I’ve just finished refurbishing it, getting it ready for sale, moved it out of the workshop with help, now I have to take it to bits again! Bugger!
thanks ViggenF4. Hopefully it’ll be easy.
 

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If the starter and gear seem fine, its your sprag.
OK! I just got changed into motorcycle fixing clothes, sorted out tools, and thought “ I’ll just give it a try” and guess what. Started as usual.
so I really don’t know...
thanks for the advice ViggenF4 👍
 

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Now just a blast up the road to clear out two years’ waiting, then booking for its MoT and up for sale.
anyone interested in advance? W reg 22000 miles.
 

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I'd suggest putting an ad in our very own For Sale section.....
 

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If you`d seen a dead sprag once, you wouldn`t be riding it.

Sort of happy it works, but still keep in mind that bits do fall of if the sprag cage is damaged.
 

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If you`d seen a dead sprag once, you wouldn`t be riding it.

Sort of happy it works, but still keep in mind that bits do fall of if the sprag cage is damaged.
Thanks. No extraneous noises, no difference to normal start. Weird.
 
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