Thanks! Now that is something that I haven't looked at.The starter rotor, bit that the rope winds onto part no 5 on pg 13 of IPL, and the starter pawls connect to, is that worn, and canting over and binding when under more load ie plug in. Had a 660 that had that issue.
with the starter recoil assy off, is the crank easy to turn or hard with that removed ?
Nope.Does it make weird squealing - binding noise when the plug is out and you pull it over?
Another good suggestion. I haven't looked specifically for that. Thanks.Maybe its the rotor in the starter housing. Not correctly on the post,worn to the point its wobbly, or bad internals. Had one do that to me once, every time I'd go to start it under compression, the rotor would tilt and bind up against the flywheel. Had to put new innards in the starter assembly.
It is not the bearings, but thanks.Could be tight main bearings
I just got a box of MS460,so i decided to pull the cyl,it was missing a bolt.
with everything removed,clutch,flywheel it is hard to turn the crank in the cases.
I am going to split the cases to check out the bearings
Good thought. ThanksTake it off and see how easy it is to turn over by hand with flywheel
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