When I first got my ‘76 it had starter issues. I replaced the gear, squeezed the spring clip in a vise and now it’s engages 100% of the time. Thanks for the tip on fixing this. This was one of two issues. The second issue is once the engine starts and the starter button is released, it sounds like the starter gear (S) remains engaged for a couple of seconds. I’m thinking either the gear is “stuck” in place momentarily or the starter motor continues to remain engaged for a couple of seconds. I’m away from the bike right now but when I get back to it I’ll try probing around with a test light to see if I can find an electrical gremlin that’s hanging up in the starter circuit. Any intel on this would be appreciated. Perhaps I can post a video of the noise. I’ll try that as well when I get back.