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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 95,000+ mile '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 89 FZR400 racebike, 06 ZX6R track only, 97 ZX6R F model
The starter is direct drive to a gear
on the flywheel there is a starter gear that only rotates one direction so that the starter is not spinning continuously while the engine is running
it is a one way clutch assembly with a series of 3 rollers with springs and check balls attached to the flywheel and then these in turn drive the gear which goes to another gear which goes to the starter.......
But to answer the OP's question on seeing a starter explode internally and lock up an engine.... NO- generally I see the brushes go bad or the armerature wear out or both, which just makes spinning it hard or slow or both
Althoguh I have seen several of them get gernaded when the #2 rod lets go and comes through the cases and turns them into shrapnel.... those magnetic pieces stick to everything magnetic in their path, ugh....
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