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well yeah...never actually heard of a problem with the starter motor on a Kawasaki, but the starter clutch always seem to be problematic. Hopefully not the case with yours.
I'll have to look at the symptoms of a bad starter clutch. My rationale with it being the starter motor is that its exhibited the same symptoms as my various cars that have had failing starters.
 

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Got around to installing the new starter.

I used some (fill with solder style) cable ends and crimped them on with a swaging tool. An ichiban solution to be sure, but it works well.



The new starter was a much tighter fit than the old one... specifically the fitment at the collar just in front of the o-ring. Yes I lubed it. I wound up using a long wooden dowel and a rubber mallet to tap it into place. I tapped it back out just to make sure I wasn't getting it permanently stuck. After bolting up, I tested the system and it works perfectly.

 
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