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My 99 blackbird starts and runs ok for 10-20 miles. after

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my 99 blackbird starts and runs ok for 10-20 miles. after this i feel excessive engine braking and if i stop and try to resart the starter motor will not turn the engine over. the battery is ok. i have replaced the starter relay. could this be the starter motor gear not retracting?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Nicola-mod replied 5 months ago.
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Expert:  Matt replied 5 months ago.

hello

this is sounding like something is binding up as its all expands with temperature?

does the engine turn over by hand ( using a socket and breaker bar) on the sprocket nut?

is the engine oil very dark and burnt smelling?

Expert:  Matt replied 4 months ago.

Hi

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