gl1000 dont start


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pedrocorreia27
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gl1000 dont start

Postby pedrocorreia27 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:44 pm



hi i have gl1000 from 1976 and somethimes puch electric start and nothing and another time is like is ok!!!
just explane have problem with part who control level of energie and acid of baterie evaporie!!!
put new acid but now few months have this problem !!!
think could be baterie what you guys think about this!!!
sorry about my bad inglish!!!



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scotterichmond
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Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000
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Re: gl1000 dont start

Postby scotterichmond » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:49 pm

I would buy a new battery.

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Fred Camper
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: gl1000 dont start

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:06 pm

My guess is a failing start switch. All the headlight current flows through the start switch so they get carbon coated and work sometimes then later less and less. If it is the switch, you can verify next time it does not start. Take a screw driver and ground it across the starter solinoid large terminals and see if the starter turns. If it does, your switch on the right handle bar at least needs cleaning.
The starter solinoid is just rear of the battery.

Some owners of early GLs install head light relays to protect that switch from further damage.

pedrocorreia27
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Re: gl1000 dont start

Postby pedrocorreia27 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:27 pm

thanks four your help!!
can please send any link because dont have any idea here to look!!!
do you think is easy four me doing this our expensive
thanks four help

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Fred Camper
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Re: gl1000 dont start

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:29 pm

Wiring



Not a great picture, but you can see the rear shock on the left side and note where the starter solinoid is located;




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