gl1100 solenoid

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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15

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gl1100 solenoid

Post by Wilcoy02 » Sun May 19, 2013 12:54 pm

I think I need to buy a new solenoid.
I looked on google and ebay. prices range from $10.00 to $100.00.
I know you get what you pay for but a lot of them look the same.

What price and where woiuld you buy a solenoid from? I need to order one tonight so I have it by this weekend (Hopefully)

Thank You for your two censts worth.

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1976 CB 750 Super Sport (punched to 900)
1986 Kawasaki 440 LTD
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Re: gl1100 solenoid

Post by 80-GL100-INT » Sun May 19, 2013 1:21 pm ... 5b&vxp=mtr

I bought from this seller for my CB 750(pretty much the same one). Super fast free shipping and never had a problem with it.

I am getting ready to order one for my 1100, but I had read in a thread somewhere in here where someone used a Ford Truck starter relay instead. I have been trying to find that thread again so I can PM them to get more info on what exactly they did. Maybe this thread will bring up the subject again. :?:
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Re: gl1100 solenoid

Post by SteveB123 » Sun May 19, 2013 1:26 pm

Recently put in a Ricks Motorsport.

Integral blade fuse (and spare!). Although the control wiring connection seemed fussy (to me), it ended up working fine.

.....and it ended up being the damn battery anyway. :oops:

No regrets even then; after ~30 years,I have no issues replacing mission critical parts with new.
Current:82 GL1100 Interstate, 60 Amp Poorboy, MSD coil
Previous: 93 GSX1100F Katana
82 GL500 Silverwing

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