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post #13 of (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 06:30 AM
DenverWinger
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Location: Denver CO
Year: 1993
Make: Honda
Model: GL1500 Aspencade 1980 GL1100 STD Vetter
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The "wear and tear" on the starter motor is significantly less using reverse than cranking the engine, in reverse the starter runs at a much reduced voltage and speed, and unless you are backing up a good grade, not much of a load on the motor either.

1972 CL-350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS-550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
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