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    I think its done for clearance. It doesnt go anywhere, just into the stud bore.
    I removed the stud and cleaned all the oil/crud out with acetone to prevent contamination.
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    I have been thinking about this...... This only spins when the starter is engaged... wrong or right? This kind of wear seems strange to me. It had to wear through the bushing, then start on the case. I once put my bendix cover back on incorrectly. All seemed well. But when i would turn the engine off, a delayed noise in the bendix area continued for a moment. I can't recall the details, something about the cover binding, or the gasket, but I presumed the bendix was staying engaged. I took it back down, reinstalled and it fixed it.

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    Maybe. We don't know the history of this bike. It was just purchased out of Texas and brought to Arizona. Probably has about 90/95 hours on it.
    16 350EXC-F
    16 Husqvarna 450FS
    17 Freeride 250F
    20 300 XC-W

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    https://www.tokyooffroad.com/product...0-300-2t-2017/

    Here is a link to high quality replacement bushings. This is what I use

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    Quote Originally Posted by roamer View Post
    Maybe. We don't know the history of this bike. It was just purchased out of Texas and brought to Arizona. Probably has about 90/95 hours on it.
    Yea, those hours, if never changed, that would be my expectation of damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1gr8bldr View Post
    https://www.tokyooffroad.com/product...0-300-2t-2017/

    Here is a link to high quality replacement bushings. This is what I use
    Nice, thanks. I'm at 75 hours on mine, I'll try these
    16 350EXC-F
    16 Husqvarna 450FS
    17 Freeride 250F
    20 300 XC-W

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1gr8bldr View Post
    https://www.tokyooffroad.com/product...0-300-2t-2017/

    Here is a link to high quality replacement bushings. This is what I use

    I want to note that I bought these brass bushings, did an amazing job of keeping everything greased, and they failed me after 20 hours as well. There was tons of slop in them, and it caused my starter to fry. I just started using the cheap KTM ones again and I am replacing them on a short schedule instead.

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    I have the bushings from Funrider in my '18 300 XCW. Nice fit. I'm also running the wet mod. At 80 hrs and all is well.
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    That case damage is pretty bad, about the worst I've seen. Funrider makes a taller/deeper bushing out if superior material (similar to the XRC bushings but much taller) that has worked as a good repair on cases with this type of damage. Change it now so you don't have to worry about yours.
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    -2019 TX300
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    -2018 Gas Gas Contact 280 e start wife's bike
    -2005 SV1000

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    Also, regarding the Freerides running backwards. Kenny and I both had 2015 Freerides (he still has his). When the 2016's came out, we saw that the only difference was the CDI. So Kenny got one and I tried it. My bike started running backwards on several occasions after that. I took out the 2016 CDI and put the 2015 back in, and it never happened again.
    -2019 TX300
    -2018 KTM 300xcw
    -2018 Gas Gas Contact 280 e start wife's bike
    -2005 SV1000

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