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2003 Yamaha Big Bear 400 - Starter Sticking

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I have a 2003 yamaha big bear 400 4x4. it was working no problem and now the starter is staying engauged with the switch on or off Ive checked all the fuses and wire and everything looks ok took the wire off the starter and tapped on it also still engauged dont no what else to check or do any help would be alsome Thanks.

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remove starter sounds like the bandix is sticking, might just need to be cleaned and reassembled. If not might need the starter rebuilt.

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The starter motor is staying powered? That would be the starter relay sticking. If the starter is being driven by the engine while its running than the one way bearing on the flywheel has failed.

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