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Yamaha made 2 different Raiders in 96. They made a 700 and an 1100. Which model do you have?
The first thing no matter what that I would suggest is testing for voltage to the starter motor before you remove it. Also, if the unit has been used in salt water, there is another problem you will probably encounter. The nose cone of the starter motor tends to get corroded and very stuck in the crank case and will not come out without extraordinary measures.
To test the starter, take the electrical box apart and find the starter relay. With the lanyard installed, a full charge on the battery, take a volt meter and test for battery voltage to the starter relay on the large red cable come from the battery. Then check for battery voltage on the other cable going to the starter motor when you hit the starter button. If you don't have voltage through the relay, we have other issues. Once you let me know which model you have and the results of this test, we can get more specific from there.