Starter Sticking -
Hey Jim - If you are lucky - your problem on the 1200 will be the starter solenoid which is an easy (replacement) fix.
For you and your buddy to get a better idea of the parts involved in the starter clutch assembly, there are blog discussions and Utube videos on the internet that can help. The 4 cylinder GW's all use the same basic design.
One other comment - once you throw your leg over a 1500 you are sunk. Those sweethearts will spoil you in the first 50 feet. 106k miles on the odometer is nothing.
Good Luck and Keep Us posted - Ride Safe Michael
Last edited by JK McDonald; 06-28-2019 at 05:23 PM.