My recently quit engaging and turning the engine over. So after checking several forums on the subject, a defective one way bearing seemed to be the problem. The dealer wanted $1500.00 Labor to work on it. So I took it apart, the bearing was the problem, BUT it was only gummed up with a tan milky goo. The Cause: A short commute thru the fall and winter. The motor never warmed up enough to burn off any moisture in the system, resulting with the goo in the starter unit. A quick swoosh in solvent and all was better. Knowing then what I know now, A good engine flush and oil change along with Warming up the engine to operating temp before riding would have saved a whole lot of work on my part. I wish someone would have suggested the flush as a fix, so I'm throwing it out now.
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