Impersonating a mechanic
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Kennett Square, PA/Sun Valley, ID
Year: 1982 & 1985
Model: 82 GL1100-I PA/85 GL1200-A ID
Result of a near disaster: 82-1100-I
Since I started riding about 20 years ago, I have missed a turn and driven off the road three times -- twice in the first couple years of riding. It happened again yesterday when I went into a turn too fast.
Fortunately, I was able to keep the "shiny side up" (to coin a phrase) and get the bike back on the road safely. But I hit one very large hole which maxed out the suspension, threw me way up off the saddle, and landed hard.
When I got home, shut the bike off, and tried to start it again, the starter just whirred and then clanked off. Engine didn't budge, and I can hear something slipping -- in the starter I think. After a couple tries it did "catch" and started up easily.
What do you think I did to it? And how do I fix it. All suggestions welcome. Thanks.
82 GL1100-I -- PA
85 GL1200-A -- ID