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  • Quelling noise on start up and shut down

    Posted by Robert on August 5, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I hit the starter on my 2009 Vision with 90K miles and it turns over fine and starts right up but I am hearing a squealing or dragging sound for a second or two. My first thought is the starter motor is staying engaged for a moment. I can try and record it if needed. I am hoping like many issues with this bike, someone has already experienced the problem and figured out what it is.

    I watched the video on rebuilding the starter motor but I don’t understand how the starter motor bearing could be making noise when I shut the bike off. I also don’t see how this noise can be coming from the Sprage Gear. I could not find a video on that subject as someone suggested. Actually I could not find any videos on this site yet but maybe I am just not looking in the correct place.

    Robert replied 3 months, 1 week ago 3 Members · 9 Replies
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  • Rylan

    Administrator
    August 6, 2022 at 6:54 am

    It’s the starter clutch making the noise.

  • Robert

    Member
    August 8, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    Thank you for the confirmation. Any suggestions where you would buy that part. Is it only available through Polaris.

  • Robert

    Member
    August 10, 2022 at 6:42 am

    So does the shop sell any used parts. I read somewhere that you might have some parts available.

  • Rylan

    Administrator
    August 10, 2022 at 6:47 am

    You buy new parts here: http://www.victorymotorcycles.com

    And you buy used parts here: http://www.ebay.com

  • Robert

    Member
    August 10, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Thanks. I knew a couple guys that started businesses that were just used honda cbx parts. I think it worked well for them. I am seeing the possibility for the same thing with visions or Victory parts. It would also give me a reason to keep buying more of these bikes. I will be surprised if they don’t become collectible. Some or most older models just drop off into obscurity. I doubt the vision will. What do you think?

  • Robert

    Member
    August 10, 2022 at 7:03 am

    Oh, one more thing. So you think it is that the bearing (part number (4060156). If that is a oneway bearing that would explain the price. I just cannot understand how it could make the noise that it is apparently making. I will find out soon enough

  • Robert

    Member
    August 16, 2022 at 6:56 am

    I am happy to report that just that small amount of grease solved the problem. How it was making the noise on shut down is still a mystery to me but it is fine now. Thanks for the help

  • ron

    Member
    August 17, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    If that stopped the noise then you have a bearing that is on it’s way out. I would get both bearing and bushing and replace in the off season. Until then I would listen for any noise starting again. Did you look at the armature for any scraping? That is a sign of highly worn bearing/ bushing.

    • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by  ron.
  • Robert

    Member
    August 17, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I have never heard a starter make this noise or wear out the bearing and bushing. The armature looked nice and clean so I don’t think that wear is a big problem. It had only been making the noise for a month or so. I did not feel any play either. I suspect the brushes will need replaced before the bearing and bushing cause the noise to come back i would think if they went dry and that did not cause them to go way out of tolerance then having lubed them should be good for a another 30k. By then the brushes will probably be a bit short. Finding any of those parts sounds like a challenge. I suspect a used starter would be the thing to pick up when I see one on ebay.