Starter problems


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Starter problems

Postby Farmer » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:54 pm



Planning a trip with my 84 Gold Wing so I thought I would do a few upgrades, I changed the starter the old one was giving me a few problems the new starter sounds like it is whirling but not engaging to start the engine. My first thought was did I loose the sprocket at the back of the engine. I am new to this forum just wondered if their was help out there.

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Re: Starter problems

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 08, 2013 6:53 am

If your new starter is an aftermarket product the gear on some are plastic and break after the first attempt to start. You can put the old gear on and it will work. (If this is the problem) Someone here just had this happen.
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Re: Starter problems

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:16 am

It can also be the clutch inside the engine that couples the start to the stator flywheel.A good dose of Sea Foam usually clears that up.

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Re: Starter problems

Postby Farmer » Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:55 pm

Thank you for your replies it turns out after I had taken the starter out of the bike twice that there was an alignment pin missing from the factory at the front of the starter. I also changed the water pump and the oil seal when I put that back together my neutral light came on in fourth gear so I have been on a bit of a steep learning curve here. Got every thing back together and it is running good. My Son and I are hoping to head down to the states this weekend.

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Re: Starter problems

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:15 pm

Good job! Where you riding to?
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Re: Starter problems

Postby Farmer » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:15 am

We hope to reach Virginia. One post mentioned sea foam I have never heard of that. Last couple of oil changes I have dropped the engine oil by one liter and put a liter of transmission fluid in and then take it for a half hour run then changed the oil and filter.

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Re: Starter problems

Postby dingdong » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:16 am

Seafoam is the magic cure all that is used for cleaning carbs by running it in the fuel or it can be used to clean sludge and built up oil deposits in the crank case. Thing is it works. You are accomplishing the same thing with ATF. Enjoy your ride. Skyline Drive is beautiful.


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