what is potential damage of running with starter engaged
I've been reading this forum off and on since I got my 919 in February. This is my first post and, unfortunately, I need advice for a problem I had today.
On the last leg of a Sunday ride (about 30 miles) I heard a strange noise but only when stopped at a light (the last 5 miles), not while in motion. When I got home, I investigated. I didn't turn the bike off, but instead poked around with my ears. The sound came from the left side just above the transmission and behind the cylinder block. I turned the bike off (with the key). When I turned the key back to run, the bike started automatically. Instantly I found that the starter button was stuck. It was easy to un-stick, but now I'm really concerned about the damage. Does anyone know what to expect or what to look for in terms of damage caused by basically driving 30 miles with the starter engaged? My speeds ranged, but the first 25 miles were freeway speeds of up to 75 miles per hour.
Thanks in advance for your ideas!
- 2007 Honda 919
- 2005 BMW R1200RT (sold)
- 2004 Harley-Davidson XL1200C Sportster (sold)
- 2000 Honda CB750 Nighthawk (sold)
- 1996 Honda VT600 VLX (sold)