Originally Posted by Cowboy
The starter did not work last spring, and I never bothered to investigate much, as it started easily with the kickstarter. I decided to tackle the starter problem first, so off it came. It was immediately apparent why the starter did not work: it is (literally) gutless. The guts of the starter motor have been removed.
Imagining the conversation the previous 'mechanic' had with himself when deciding how to 'fix' the starter has me in stitches