Join Date: May 2014
Location: Washington State
I just did mine on my 2014 Cross Country Tour, you have to take the front header pipe off and in order to do that the entire exhaust had to be removed.
It took me a day to remove it, change the starter and put it all back together. I work slow and take lots of breaks.
Before putting it back together I cleaned all the exhaust joints and applied copper anti-seize.
You are going to have to remove the oil filter as well so you may as well do an oil change after.
Let me know if I can help you with this.
Paul did you open your starter up and have a look inside? Had water gotten into it?
presently owned bikes
2014 XC 8 ball that no longer stalls
1993 HD fxrp
1982 HD Sturgis
2009 Honda rebel
1991 gl1500 A w/ Champion Daytona 2+2 sidecar.
"God works both good and evil in a mans' life and you deal with it as best you can" Somebody..