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starter relay

Postby TWist0118 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:45 pm



Hey People!!! 78 gl 1000- think i burned starter relay?- clicks when i hit starter button, but nothing at starter! when i jump 2 posts on relay starts!!! is there another fuse i'm misiing besides 30 amp on realy, i also have 4 mini plug-ins in front of the 2 posts on the relay, don't see them on any of the relays online?



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Re: starter relay

Postby scotterichmond » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:18 pm

can you post a picture?
If you have jumped the relay at the two big leads on it , and the starster turns you do not have a lack of B+ , you say the soleniod "clicks" then by your discription I am convinced the relay / solenoid is at fault. the one you describe sounds like one from a GL 1100 .pictures please.

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Re: starter relay

Postby TWist0118 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:12 am

thanks scotter, will send a pic asap! twist0118

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Re: starter relay

Postby TWist0118 » Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:53 am

HERES A PIC OF RELAY

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Re: starter relay

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:38 am

That looks to me like a aftermarket ( not OEM) solenoid I do believe it is faulty.
Does appear to be for the GL1000 though. Get a new one .

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Re: starter relay

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Nov 18, 2011 10:48 am

By the way,that orange piece of wire attached to the rusted screws....It's suppose to be a 30 amp fuse.
Also look for the 3 yellow wires in a plug.There the stator wires and often cook the plug.Bypass it and solder the wires directly together.
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Re: starter relay

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:08 am

Wow I missed that jumper , that is a reciepe for disaster.

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Re: starter relay

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:11 am

Yup. Most of us discard the "dogbone" fuse that is supposed to go there and instead replace it with a 30-amp blade fuse holder. Have a look at this post.

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Re: starter relay

Postby scotterichmond » Fri Nov 18, 2011 12:46 pm

there really isn't anything wrong with the stock "dogbone" fuse. . is there ?

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Re: starter relay

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:23 pm

Nothing wrong with the stock dogbone fuse as far as I know, they seem to do fine.

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Re: starter relay

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:02 am

There's two problems with the stock "dogbone" fuse:

1. When they start to fail, they do so invisibly and intermittently - they develop hairline cracks that aren't visible, and will start to intermittently fail, meaning your bike stops charging the battery. This is not a great thing to discover, when your battery finally gives out 30 miles from nowhere, leaving you stranded.

2. When you do find yourself with a failed dogbone fuse in Podunk, population 7, the local gas station will not have a replacement.

Replacing it with a blade fuse holder and a standard 30 amp automotive fuse means it doesn't fail like the dogbone fuse does, and when/if it DOES fail, you can find a replacement fuse at any gas station.

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Re: starter relay

Postby Fred Camper » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:52 am

Great reply WingAdmin, did not know all that.

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Re: starter relay

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:06 am

hUMMMMMMMMM NOW i HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS ONE

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Re: starter relay

Postby TWist0118 » Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:03 am

Thanks to all for wonderful input, replaced relay, starts perfect!!!!




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