V Star 1100 Silverado won't Start
My 2006 V Star 1100 Silverado won't start. It has about 15800+ miles on it.
I rode it last Friday from work (in rain). It kept sitting on whole weekend and on Monday it won't start. I changed the Spark plugs (since they have not been changed since I bought it at 7000 miles). I also ensured Battery is fully charged.I can hear the starter turning, making a whine, but no ignition. The starter is turning i think, but what could it be?
I have been reading about this problem, and I have been reading a lot of cases of Starter Clutch going bad for this model, and at about this mileage.
I have an appointment with the motorcycle mechanic for May 20 (its a bummer, that I do not have enough mechanics here, Iowa!), but is there anything I can do to cover the basics, at least?
I am no expert in working on a motorcycle, but had changed Oil and Filter (which is a pain for this model), spark plugs, gear oil etc.
Another question: If it is indeed the Starter Clutch issue, should I buy the OEM @$400, or go with the after market ones from Ebay etc (@ $100)? Any suggestions/recommendation for After Market?
What is the life of these Starter Clutches usually?
Thanks in advance!