starter idler gear


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carlflynn
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Location: Flagstaff,Az
Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500

starter idler gear

Postby carlflynn » Fri May 13, 2016 11:04 pm



So,did a 100 mi ride yesterday,no prob.Go out this afternoon to bring it the shop for fork seals,rear shocks,u-joint and tires-hit the starter and Chunk :shock: ,sounded like the motor locked up,then the starter just freewheeled-push started the bike,fired right up,ran fine.Pulled starter,it looks fine but idler gear in case is missing 1/3 of it's teeth and the pin it rides on broke the cover where it rides.I had no issues prior to this,have not used reverse since I've owned it (1 month). Thoughts? Of course I'm going to fix it,happy with it,knew it needed some love,but did not see this coming :(



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mrenfro
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Re: starter idler gear

Postby mrenfro » Sat May 14, 2016 2:46 am

Will you have to pull the engine to replace the bad gear?

carlflynn
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Re: starter idler gear

Postby carlflynn » Sat May 14, 2016 8:30 am

Engine has to come out to remove rear cover,looks like parts are avail. just not sure what might have caused it.


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