These posts bring a warm feeling to my heart. Fire-medic is correct. The best way to fix the GEN I 920 Virago starter is to upgrade to the GENII system that uses a solenoid to pull the starter gears into the flywheel gears. It is NOT necessary to purchase a stator and space it out IF you use ONLY a side cover from a 1984 or 1985 1000, 920 or 750 engine. The spacers are required when using a side cover from later years. This is the ultimate fix and I don't even think about the "box-o-rocks" sound when I start her "Baby" up. "Box-o-rocks" Ha, Ha. I have always felt that would be a GREAT name for a rock band! You can't really see the GENII starter setup (it's on the other side.) If you look closely it's possible to make out the starter solenoid above the starter itself. No wait.. Here's one. The side cover is from a 1984 XV1000L as I recall. Now... let me tell you all about "Baby," my beloved XV920K... No, No! Don't get me started!