Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Amity, Arkansas, USA
Model: GL1800 GL1100
The gear should come off the starter shaft and stay in the engine. If it's stuck on there and you can pull the starter out enough to get a screwdriver in between and pry it loose.
It must be over full of oil or it wouldn't have ran out.
11.9 volts is a dead battery, maybe you should try charging it before condemning the starter.
Darksider #304 the force is strong in this one.
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Bright lights, protective gear and paying attention saves lives. Loud pipes just annoy the people behind you.
Wild Rhino Arkansas chapter
2010 1800 pearl yellow