Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Side of a mountain in New Hampshire
Replace starter or worry about premature failure. Starters operate near their capacity on V twins to begin with. Stressing it will affect its life expectancy.
Hopefully the price of a starter replacement will be ample reminder to not put yourself through this a second time.
The battery too took damage. Likely boiled off some electrolyte solution. Could result in shorted plates, loss of charge capacity, reduced cranking amps. Good news is you can test for battery health. Testing starter health is an option but a good battery test result indicates where it is in its life cycle. A starter test can report good results on a starter that will fail tomorrow.
Cross Country Tour.
We can't help it
We just keep moving
It's been that way since long ago
Since the stone age chasing the great herds
We mostly go where we have to go
That was written by James McMurtry