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I have been messing with this 1971 CB450K4 for a few years, off & on now, and this is my first time playing with the starter motor. I have been able to start it with the kicker, but wore myself out recently while trying to get it to idle decently and tune it. Having issues again.
Battery is fresh, polarity is correct there (not labeled wrong), and while jumping the starter cable to the battery, the SM turns clockwise. I would believe it should spin CCW to turn the motor the correct way? The starter clutch spun free, which led me to investigate further. I’ll probably rebuild the starter clutch also. But shouldn’t the SM turn CCW, same direction as the motor?
I have taken this apart a few times now, while double/triple checking alignment marks and assembly lines. Everything seems to go together “one-way”.. scratching my head here. Do I even have the right Starter motor?? Instead of tinkering more & potentially wasting time, I’m considering to purchase a used, properly working one to rebuild.. (Hopefully spinning CCW).. unless this can be fixed?!
Ahh, any further knowledge/advice is highly appreciated. I’ve searched the forum but haven’t come across any similar troubles. Thank you all
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