1978 GL1000 Sat Too Long Now Won't Turn Over


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1978 GL1000 Sat Too Long Now Won't Turn Over

Post by Nickel1 » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:14 pm



I sent my sheet metal in for paint, and of course, it took over a year. In that time I only started the bike a couple of times.

Now that is put back together, my battery tests out over 12V but the bike won't turn over when I go to start it. The best I can get is a buzzing sound from around the battery main fuse area. What am I missing?
Bike is in neutral, but the neutral light is not on.

I have ready possibly the oil gummed up and I need to change it? Also read if the starter is gummed up to change it using a quart of Miracle Mystery Oil to break it free.

Thanks!


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Re: 1978 GL1000 Sat Too Long Now Won't Turn Over

Post by SnoBrdr » Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:12 pm

Nickel1 wrote:I sent my sheet metal in for paint, and of course, it took over a year. In that time I only started the bike a couple of times.

Now that is put back together, my battery tests out over 12V but the bike won't turn over when I go to start it. The best I can get is a buzzing sound from around the battery main fuse area. What am I missing?
Bike is in neutral, but the neutral light is not on.

I have ready possibly the oil gummed up and I need to change it? Also read if the starter is gummed up to change it using a quart of Miracle Mystery Oil to break it free.

Thanks!
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Sounds like you may have a bad connection.

Remove and clean both connections at the battery and also remove and clean the main ground on the motor mount.

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Re: 1978 GL1000 Sat Too Long Now Won't Turn Over

Post by maintainer » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:19 pm

Turn stop switch to off, bike in neutral, key switch to on, use a screwdriver to jump across main leads on the starter solenoid. See if that spins the motor, it should. If it does, you either have a bad solenoid or bad connection to it.
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