Many owners post about that problem. Sometimes flushing the engine works, or using a lighter oil.
Welcome to the forum.Bought my first Gold wing...1980' Naked Gs1100 two days ago. I have a stupid question....how do you get to the fuel lid? I turn the key, but it doesn't open. I don't know if something is wrong or if i am just stupid.
It's the starter clutch gummed up and or the wrong oil being used. What oil are you using? History of the bike, yours and PO? Mileage on the bike?sounds like the starter pawls are hanging up try some MMO to help clean the internal part of the engine but you must drain some oil out as to not overfill ride it for awhile to lube it up then change your oil and filter