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Literally just bought a 2014 1000x and went for my “maiden voyage” last night. I filled up at the gas station, went to restart, and the starter just spun. I figured it was stuck, I hit it a couple times, still nothing.

Limped it home, and then I found out about the horrible starter issue these machines have.

Mine broke the boss on the case and the cover. Instead of replacing the case, or machining down a glob of aluminum, has anybody attempted to sleeve the boss? With something like a bearing race? I believe it would help even the force and strengthen the boss.

I’m debating on having everything tacked the best it can then sleeve the entire boss on both sides, case and cover. I have a fairly large bearing supplier local so finding a proper race wouldn’t be an issue.

Just curious what other’s have attempted without rebuilding the engine.

Thank you!
 

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just google starter boss broken wildcat x 1000 and it should come up with some ways to fix
 

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Literally just bought a 2014 1000x and went for my “maiden voyage” last night. I filled up at the gas station, went to restart, and the starter just spun. I figured it was stuck, I hit it a couple times, still nothing.

Limped it home, and then I found out about the horrible starter issue these machines have.

Mine broke the boss on the case and the cover. Instead of replacing the case, or machining down a glob of aluminum, has anybody attempted to sleeve the boss? With something like a bearing race? I believe it would help even the force and strengthen the boss.

I’m debating on having everything tacked the best it can then sleeve the entire boss on both sides, case and cover. I have a fairly large bearing supplier local so finding a proper race wouldn’t be an issue.

Just curious what other’s have attempted without rebuilding the engine.

Thank you!
 

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would that work over the Boss thats not broken just so it can't brake
 

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did you make this .it is a good idea how does it attach.
 

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It attaches with a 16 mm bolt that gets loctited. There is a hole in your case underneath the gear that you tap and just bolt it in place. It also has two tapped holes that have a jam nut on them that sits against the case.
 

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thank you . was hopping it could be used for preventing it happing or modified to fit for that.
 
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You would have to get the starter up grade kit that has starter and gear. I put on the one way bearing to because my starter jumped gears and modified the shaft on that gear . the boss hole is deeper than the shaft but smaller in diameter and that will give the boss more strength just my option .
 

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or you looking for the outer case if so there is one for sale in the fourm and the case repair plate is at the beginning of this discussion.
 
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