Starter “hangs” 3-5 seconds
Sorry for probably a redundant post, but searching this section for a similar problem only yielded a constant on issue related to the handlebar switch. My problem (1971 CL450) is when starting with the electric starter, the starter stays engaged (running) for 3-5 seconds, even after the engine starts. I’ve checked the wire connection at the starter and wanted to pull the starter off to check out the internals, but looks to me I have to pull the left hand crankcase cover to realign the drive gear (sprocket) and I don’t currently have the necessary gaskets. Is this correct, does the LH cover need to come off for the reinstall?
Also, my experiences in working on SBC engines points to the problem as being a bad “Bendix spring “ but I don’t see anything like that on these starters. What should I be looking for and is continued use going to cause damage? Thanks,