Hi fellaz. I had a question and hope somebody can help me out. I've been having a problem with my starter all year on my Bunton BZT 2230, with a Kaw 680v. Basically the starter pinion (Spline with the cap) engages the flywheel is gets stuck in the up position. I bought a new starter ($169.00) about 3 months ago, when I went to remove the old starter, the pinion on it dropped down before I totally removed it. So, I sprayed it with some Electrical Contact Lube, tightened down the bolts, and just fired it up. It worked GREAT for about a month (1,000 starts!). So I figured that I'd hold on to the new starter just in case. well, I've ended up having to to that same process twice since (loosen bolts, pinion drops, tighten bolts back), but it's been working fine. Well finally I think the starter went. It was stuck in the "UP" position and would not come down, so I figured that I'd just replace it. I installed the new starter.... Made the connection to the solenoid, installed the two bolts that hold it in place (with 3 ground wires attached to the front bolt, between the top washer and the starter mount). No problems with the starter operation as far as electrical is concerned. I went to start the new starter, and it did the same exact thing! The NEW Starter gets stuck in the up position! I don't get it. I've taken off the cover and inspected the flywheel. I've even tried starting it while inspecting it. When I started it, it got stuck in the "UP" position and I can see where the teeth meet the flywheel, but it doesn't seem like it's "Binding" or getting caught on the wheel. It looks like there's room for it to drop down. I thought that it might be a few "Burred" teeth on the flywheel, but upon inspection.... It looked fine. I don't get it. It just doesn't seem like it's catching on the flywheel teeth. It seems like the starter doesn't want to power the pinion back down the spiral shaft of the starter. This makes me think that the problem is with the starter, but it's BRAND NEW, plus this problem was happening with the old one as well. I'm just out of ideas. I have the repair manual, but it just shows how the Starter Motor (Itself) is disassembled, not how it meets the flywheel, etc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.