Could it be the decompressor flyweight?
In my case it was the sprag which unfortunately I had to change it three times by now.
Is yours a UCE powered machine or one of the older models ?
Thanks Sam. Assuming it has no effect on the electric starter, might as well ditch it then, if it comes to that.
So is this wheeze - CLACK, wheeze - CLACK more likely to be the auto decompressor or the sprag? (a word I have heard but don't fully understand)It's happening more and more, and embarrassed the hell out of me yesterday when I tried to get off the Dartmouth ferry! I thought it wasn't going to start at all, but persistence paid off in the end. I'd like a theory in place before I take it in to the dealer because I know they're new to Royal Enfields, and probably haven't come across this - yet.4200 miles otherwise trouble-free.
Pure novice here but, Perhaps your battery is low and the starter is not quite spinning things fast enough to disengage the Auto-decomp. I say maybe. My bike did this once or twice when I first got it but has not done it in over a thousand miles now. I wish you luck. I prefer not to take things out of an engine that were put there for a reason.Good luck friend.Sam
Battery is showing as fully charged on my tester.
He surely can't mean THE bearing can he - I think we'd surely be hearing it more than just on start-up it it were that!
So is your dealer going to replace the auto decompressor - or is it wait and see ?
What if the Bendix drive in the starter is not fully engaging?