Turning over engine with no kick start


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Turning over engine with no kick start

Postby lar » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:22 pm



Would any one be able to help with how i could turn the engine over on my 79 GL1000? as it has no kick start. Thankyou. ....Larry....



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Re: Turning over engine with no kick start

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:15 pm

Two ways:

1. Remove the bolt from the rear of the stator cover and use the crank bolt. See steps 1, 2 and 8 on this thread for more details.

2. Shift the bike into 5th gear, put it on the center stand, and rotate the rear wheel.

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Re: Turning over engine with no kick start

Postby goldtr6c » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:03 am

I would caution you, if you rotate the engine using that bolt on the back of the engine, (the alternator rotor bolt), try only to rotate in a clockwise manner if you can. I've seen too many of these bolts loosen up and cause a lot of dammage.

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Re: Turning over engine with no kick start

Postby stevetheroze » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:09 pm

Roll it downhill and pop it into gear. Works beautifully on a weak battery.

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Re: Turning over engine with no kick start

Postby lar » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:12 am

Thankyou for all your help! ....Larry....




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