Starting button???? Or solenoid


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Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby Hayden » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:06 pm



I have a1981 gl1100 push the start button and nothing replaced the solenoid it started for a few now I've replaced the solenoid and nothing can cross solenoid and will start help help



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Re: Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:10 am

The solenoid should Click when this happens..
Power is applied to the solenoid through the start button and the other side of the solenoid is grounded through the neutral switch or clutch switch.
I recommend you download the schematic and get a test light to locate where it isn't working.
Is the neutral light on.???
Does the headlight go off when you push the start button???
A connection problem in either and the solenoid won't work.

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Re: Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby Hayden » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:24 am

The head light does go dim

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Re: Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby Hayden » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:00 am

And the neutral light does come on

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Re: Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:32 pm

On all the wings,the headlight goes compley off while cranking.
Does the relay click?
Do you have a test light to trace wiring with?

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Re: Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby Hayden » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:39 pm

No it doesn't but I can cross the solenoid and it starts

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Re: Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:28 pm

You need some way to measure for volts.either a meter or a test light.there cheap.
When I get home in a couple of hours I'll post the test procedures and points of interesting .I can't magically say what's bad till we check a few things.
Now if I had to guess at this,with the headlight not going Off and no solenoid click,it sounds like the start switch is bad.it is a dual switch,one for the start and the other kills power to the headlight.It sounds like it's broken inside.

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Re: Starting button???? Or solenoid

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:30 am

Here's the schematic,color codes and info.Use a test light if you can and probe the wires as shown.




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