1977 gl1000 problem on ride today..


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davebonaked51
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1977 gl1000 problem on ride today..

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:38 pm



I have a 1977 gl1000 naked goldwing. after about a 30 mile trip i pulled into a gas station and turned my bike off. 3-5 min later i went to start my bike up and it hardly cranked over. allmost like when your battery is dead. after aprox. 10-15 min. it cranked over and i headed straight home. got home and turned my bike off and tried to restart and same thing. i noticed after my bike was off and i turned the key to the on position the bikes cooling fan came on. i again waited 15 min and it cranked right up. i checked the charging system i was getting 15 volts at battery with bike running. coolent was aprox .6 oz. low. plenty oil. its allmost like it had built up preasure in the engine. anyone , help would be apprieciated. thanks!



davebonaked51
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Re: 1977 gl1000 problem on ride today..

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 2:15 pm

I just read the post before mine "STARTING PROBLEMS" lol! sounds like we have the same type of problem.

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Fred Camper
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Re: 1977 gl1000 problem on ride today..

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:07 pm

Sometimes that is temperature induced, a hot starter has more trouble with the loose carbon inside the starter motor. Clean out the inside of the starter and for me the starter worked like new again.

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Re: 1977 gl1000 problem on ride today..

Postby kirbb9 » Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:38 am

+1 on the starter, I had to have a battery tender real handy until I built mine (new brushes),
it makes a noticeable difference in cranking speed and the battery will actually maintain a charge!!

Brady

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Re: 1977 gl1000 problem on ride today..

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:15 am

When you "rebuild " the starter,pay close attention to the front and rear bushings(brass bearings). From age and lack of grease,they can wear.When cold it turns smooth and when hot it will bind a angle in the shaft.

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Re: 1977 gl1000 problem on ride today..

Postby exShinra » Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:40 pm

Take off the battery cover on the left side. Look for a small cylindrical black item with wires connected to it, it should be on the right of the battery. Make sure the bike is in neutral and on and bridge the connection. If it starts right up then you need to replace your starter solenoid, or start it up with a screwdriver every time




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