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I had a few teeth broken off of the ring gear last year, so while I had the transmission out getting redone I replaced the ring gear. What a pita that was! Been riding for a couple of months with my new 1275BFH Hammer setup, then started having starter issues again! Then it wouldn't engage at all! I took the primary off and holy sh@t!! Ring gear is wasted!! So much ground off ,broken teeth, what a mess! Ordered a new clutch basket and ring gear. Before I put it all back together, what is going on with my starter/ring gear issues? Don't want this to happen again!
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Did you check the solenoid activation? The solenoid is supposed to move the pinion gear into mesh with the ring gear before (or as) the starter motor begins to run... Maybe your solenoid is sluggish getting that pinion gear engaged...

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It's an All Balls racing starter. High torque!
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Have any pictures to help assess the issue?

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Yes. Just have to figure out how to get them posted on here
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