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I have a 06 Yamaha raptor 700r that will not start. When I…

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I have a 06 Yamaha...
I have a 06 Yamaha raptor 700r that will not start. When I cross over the solenoid it just parks and nothing else. I put a socket on the crank and it turns freely both ways in neutral. I removed starter to check it...it spins fine on a bench test and gears look good.
The flywheel turns freely when turning the crank clockwise but not counter clockwise. I am at a loss??
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
what is taking so long for a response...????
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago
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Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Is the solenoid sending the voltage to the starter? Or is the solenoid shorted out?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I bypasses the solenoid and went from the battery to the starter, the starter would still not turn over..
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

What does battery voltage drop to? Battery weak has to be above 12.5 volts, and cannot drop below 8 volts. or the starter is bad.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I just replaced the battery so that good, I bench tested the starter and it spins fine and with lots of tork.. So I don't know...
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Run voltage test at the battery when you try to jump at the solenoid.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The battery reads 12.89 before jumping solenoid and 12.56 while jumping. The solenoid sparks so bad when jumping that it welds my tools and almost start fire ...Is that normal?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Sorry, I could not answer, someone, changed the category to motorcycle, which locks me out. No, it should be a light spark. Sounds more like a short to me. Could the cable going to the starter be shorted?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
doesn't appear to be,
Last night I removed the starter, reconnected it to the battery ( Starter wire) while it was out, used cable to ground it.. turned on the key and pushed start button and it spun freely. Reinstalled starter and it does nothing... There has to be something preventing the starter from turning or something in the engine not turning that is jamming the starter. Inside the engine housing where the starter mounts in a flywheel, it turns freely one way but not the other, could this have anything to do with it?
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

No, the unit has a one-way clutch which lets the starter lock in one direction and freewheel in the other. I assume the engine is free and not locked!

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
It turns freely with a socket on the crank..
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I guess the crank could be broken but I would think the starter would still turn, the engine would just have no compression and not start.. since it turns with a socket.
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

And the positive cable from the solenoid to the starter is not grounded? If the one-way clutch was bad, the starter just spins and would not turn the engine.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I can't find anything wrong with the starter cable...Like I said earlier with I remove the starter but leave the cable attached then ground the starter to the frame I can push the start button and the starter spins. But I will inspect the cable again...
Technician: Curtis B., Technician replied 3 months ago

Maybe the solenoid is shorted and is grounded gout the voltage to the starter cable. Use a volt/ohm meter and see if the solenoid is shorted to ground.

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