I have an 85 Shadow with a starter problem. I've understand there is a centrifugal clutch on the starter. It seems to me that the starter is weak and doesn't turn fast enough for the clutch stay fully engaged. It also makes a "brrrrt" sound on the first couple tries. The battery was bought last May and is fully charged. Also after it's warmed up the starter runs fine.
Before I spend a lot of money on a starter I'd like to get a second opinion..
Before I spend a lot of money on a starter I'd like to get a second opinion.