Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid


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Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby virgilmobile » Fri May 04, 2012 9:09 pm



I've had a request of how to bypass the 30 amp fuse inside the starter solenoid.Usually I just replace it with a waterproof blade type holder,however on my 83,the screws were so corroded I couldn't do that.For a solution,I completely bypassed that part all together.
Here's the pictures that show why and how.



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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby RoadRogue » Sun May 06, 2012 1:12 pm

Virgilmobile, I have a spare starter relay for you if you want it, just PM me your snail mail address and its yours. 8-)
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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby virgilmobile » Sun May 06, 2012 2:39 pm

RoadRogue wrote:Virgilmobile, I have a spare starter relay for you if you want it, just PM me your snail mail address and its yours. 8-)


Thank You for the offer.Save it for someone who really needs it.
I can get new ones local,I'm just cheap :mrgreen: , and my "fix" is more reliable than factory in Louisiana's weather conditions.
Much appreciated sir. :)
Virgil

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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby RoadRogue » Mon May 07, 2012 12:42 am

No problem just thought I would offer it up to you as I have a couple around here. 8-)
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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby cjeffers9 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:21 pm

I have a problem with mine, maybe you can help with. when I got the bike it has a piece of wire wrap around the screws. Got one off ebay , aftermarket has the two prong push in fuse. every time i hooked it up it would blow the fuse. I just said hell with put the old one with the wire back in. It dont get hot. Must be a bad one from ebay ??

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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby cbach1981 » Thu May 10, 2012 8:37 pm

cjeffers9 wrote:I have a problem with mine, maybe you can help with. when I got the bike it has a piece of wire wrap around the screws. Got one off ebay , aftermarket has the two prong push in fuse. every time i hooked it up it would blow the fuse. I just said hell with put the old one with the wire back in. It dont get hot. Must be a bad one from ebay ??


Turn the harness 180 degrees. I had the same thing going on and ended up breaking the tab off the harness then spinning it around the other way, works fine now. But it did fry my neutral diode so my light comes on each time i pull the clutch, maybe I'll find one somewhere
    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!

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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 11, 2012 12:24 pm

It was blowing the 30 amp blade fuse when you hooked it up to the screws? That definitely shouldn't be happening. Is the harness grounding out somewhere that it's getting a short that blows the fuse?

Replacing the master fuse with a piece of wire is a good way to melt wiring harnesses/burn your bike to the ground.

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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby scotterichmond » Fri May 11, 2012 2:04 pm

WingAdmin wrote:It was blowing the 30 amp blade fuse when you hooked it up to the screws? That definitely shouldn't be happening. Is the harness grounding out somewhere that it's getting a short that blows the fuse?

Replacing the master fuse with a piece of wire is a good way to melt wiring harnesses/burn your bike to the ground.


One good thing though..... it will melt right to where the short is !

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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby SteveB123 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:02 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Replacing the master fuse with a piece of wire is a good way to melt wiring harnesses/burn your bike to the ground.


That's what my bike had when I got it....12 gauge solid copper wire, instead of the 30 amp fuse. Probably more like 130 amps!
Old dirty-inside starter, and dying battery must have created a huge draw upon cranking.
I was mislead by the unplugged fan motor, thinking THAT was the issue!
Starter rebuild, new battery, external 30 amp blade fuse mod and plugged in the fan.

Starts fast, heats up, fan comes on, and then off at the appropriate time.
Boo-yah, sez I. The resurrection continues.
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Re: Gl1100 30 amp fuse bypass in starter solenoid

Postby cbach1981 » Fri May 11, 2012 6:30 pm

WingAdmin wrote:It was blowing the 30 amp blade fuse when you hooked it up to the screws? That definitely shouldn't be happening. Is the harness grounding out somewhere that it's getting a short that blows the fuse?

Replacing the master fuse with a piece of wire is a good way to melt wiring harnesses/burn your bike to the ground.


WingAdmin, I believe he was saying he got an aftermarket solenoid from good ol' fleabay. I got one from a local bike shop and had the same issue when it was put in. I turned the harness around and it worked correctly.


    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!


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