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Starter Idler Gear Set Upgraded XV1100 as of 1994 M.Y. [INFO]

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Starter Idler Gear Set Upgraded XV1100 as of 1994 M.Y. [INFO]

Post by ViragoJoe » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:35 am

As of 1994 Model Year Yamaha has upgraded the Starter Gear Idler Set from three piece(s) construction to two piece and now uses only one Part Number 3LP-W1551-00-00 and is sold as an assembly.

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Old Starter Gear Idler Set, see 7,9, and 5 below:
Gear Idler Set XV1100 PRIOR 1994.png
New Assembly Less Spring #4:
Gear Idler Set XV1100 1994 and LATER.png

New Gear Idler Set less Spring 3LP-W1551-00-00 two pieces (gears) sold as an Assembly now:


In prior model years before 1994 the Large Idler Gear and smaller starter wheel Helical gears were cut on a 30° angle.

From 1994 onward these Helical gears were cut on a 15° angle to slow the Idler Gear down as it crashed into the flywheel gear teeth to start the engine. Minimizing gear damage as they try to mesh together.
GEAR IDLER SET  3LP-W1551-00-00 .jpg
Video of change:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIkZDTDZs7E
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