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TTR 250, starter motor turns, but not the motor....

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Picked up a 2001 TTR250 for free and the starter just whines, won't engage and turn motor over.

Does this motor have a sprag clutch or something similar I need to look at?

Kick starts just fine, albeit with a kick of a bull, the battery is new. bike may have 500 miles total.

Has been sitting for 4 years......

Also, do all these bikes need a heavy "kick" to start these things??? I actually have to kick the kick starter. I can't just put my boot on it and push down on the kick starter, I actually have to elevate my foot and kick the crap outta it. starts first kick everytime though......

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you may have bad contacts or the brushes may have built up with dust, take the starter out and give it a clean, make sure your battery is fully charged and operational first though incase thats the problem, also i road my mates TTR250 same year model, it was easy for me to kick over im 6"5' though maybe its easier for me, also i think they had an auto decompression you might want to check that out

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