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Old 12-11-2013, 07:06 AM   #178
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Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Oakland
Oddometer: 45
DR650 Starter beyond brushes and squealing

My 2007 has been getting harder and harder to start, and has always squealed like a pig. Finally it quit starting altogether accompanied by solenoid clicks. Battery tested and checked out fine.
I took the starter off expecting to find a mess, but it looks okay. The shaft though is hard to turn by hand. Is this normal or should it turn freely? Any further diagnosis or disassembly that I should do?
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