09 starter failure picture!
For those of you having starter problem on your 09+, this is most likely the problem. The magnets sometime come unglued, and either fall out, or join together as one solid magnet, which is what mine did. Which then becomes to strong and fights the polarity of the starter. I got word from the dealer that Yami is going to cover the entire job ($700) outside of warranty! If you work with the right people, ask nicely, and be patient, Yami will work with you!! What a great manufacture, this definitely strengthens my ties to Yamaha Motor Co.