yeah..your sprag bearing is shot..you need to put your cables back like they were..or your gonna fry your elec system.My 440ex starter spins the wrong way. If I change the polarity of the Battery and make a positive ground then the bike tries to turn over. But nothing else as far as lights seem to work. Any Ideas to what the problem is or what it would take to fix.
the sprag bearing sit's behind the flywheel..when you push the elec start button..the starter turns two gears...these two gears go back behind the flywheel..and mesh into the flywheel gear...this flywheel gear..has a bearing inside it..it's called a sprag bearing...when all this starts to turn..this sprag bearing grabs ahold of the flywheel..which makes the motor's crank turn...soo..unless you just replaced your starter with a different one..your sprag bearing is bad..it will need to be replaced.what the heck is a sprag bearing and were is it located
ok..try checking to make sure your leads from the battery are hooked up right..neg to bike frame..or a bolt on engine..make sure the pos cable runs from the pos on the battery..to the starter relay..from the starter relay..go to the starter terminal..make sure all of this is wired right...if it is..where the starter sticks in the case..there should be a cover there on the outside of it..remove it..take the gear off of the end of the starter..now..when you push the elec start button on the handle bar..watch which way the starter turns..make a note of this...now..with the other gear thats still attached to the shaft that goes back behind the flywheel..try turning it by hand..it should free spin one way..but when you try to turn it the other way..it should lock up..make note of the way it locks up when you turn it....now..compare the way your starter turned..and compare the way your flywheel gear turned...when your starter turns ..it transfers that motion to the sprag bearing..it locks that bearing when it turns the right way...if everything is working like it should..when you push the starter button..it all transfers this to the sprag bearing to start your bike...just make sure your pos to relay..ground to engine or frame..most go to engine..and from your relay to starter is on the right way..we'll take it from there if it's wired right.Nope not it bike will turn over right direction when i turn starter gear with screwdriver or polarity is positive ground so it is engaging because of slip clutch motor only turns one way so motor is engaging. Starter is going wrong direction what would cause original starter to do so.
yeah..i asked him to trace the leads..make sure what wires went to what..if it's not hooked up right..it can run backwards..been there..done that..lolThe main ground on some ATVs, grounds to one of the starter mounting bolts. You didn't have the starter off, did you? If you did, maybe you put the hot on the grounding bolt and the ground on the hot terminal on the starter. That would make the starter turn backwards.
If the wires are switched on the starter, it would turn backwards and it wouldn't arc anywhere, either, because the ground won't be grounded to the engine case. I would say nothing else in the electrical system would be grounded either, though. If this isn't the problem, then, I have no clue.yeah..i asked him to trace the leads..make sure what wires went to what..if it's not hooked up right..it can run backwards..been there..done that..lolThe main ground on some ATVs, grounds to one of the starter mounting bolts. You didn't have the starter off, did you? If you did, maybe you put the hot on the grounding bolt and the ground on the hot terminal on the starter. That would make the starter turn backwards.