Join Date: Jan 2019
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Hi all, I thought I'd provide you an update and a follow-up question at the end of this reply.
As it turns out, after removing the side plate, the following gears were destroyed and had to be replaced.
Starter Gear - P/N 16085-12387
Starter Limiter - P/N 39076-0005
One way Clutch - P/N 13194-1094
The first 2 gears were made of a plastic/metal composite material and were shattered, pieces of it falling into the oil pan. Had to fish out any pieces using a magnet, etc and change oil/filter.
Here's the question. After speaking with some certified ATV mechanics in town, I was told the likely reason my one way clutch failed was caused by me using a full synthetic oil instead of the recommended oil. That doesn't sound logical to me by any means, does it to you?
I use full synthetic in everything I own with no issues whatsoever and have for years.
My tractor, my lawn mower, and my other 4 vehicles.
Do you guys know if there's any validity at all as to the likelihood of the explanation I was given?