Starter Selonoid


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Starter Selonoid

Postby Pam » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:12 pm



Any one have any experience with this. My son`s 83 gl 1100 just clicks when the start button is pushed. Thee is 12 volts to one side of the selonoid and nothing to the other side when the button is pushed. Any info would be greatly appreciated



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Re: Starter Selonoid

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:21 pm

Well to me that sounds like a bad solenoid. Jumper across the solenoid terminals (the ones that connect the battery to the starter) and see if the starter cranks. If so, then your solenoid has likely had it.

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Re: Starter Selonoid

Postby Pam » Fri Jun 14, 2013 5:10 pm

Thanks Mr. Admin I was going to do just that but I am more familiar with cars. Also it is my boy's bike and he wants do the work and as I have said in previous posts he live 100 miles away and works pretty much 24/7. I would really like to fire this thing up just to run a little fuel through the carbs, and short of as pull start behind a truck (probably not a good idea) I don't know how to turn it over fast enough to start.

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Re: Starter Selonoid

Postby Pam » Fri Jun 21, 2013 11:06 pm

Ok it got the best of me. The boy's bike but I jumped the solenoid and the starter cranked. Honda wants $100.00 for a new one. Any one have a place to get a replacement that I won't have to mortgage the house to buy?

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Re: Starter Selonoid

Postby firstwing81GL1100 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 8:01 am

I just replaced the starter solenoid and battery on my GL1100I and this one worked out really good for me.

http://www.cheapcycleparts.com/products ... cRV3-93237

it fit in just like the stock one and has a spare push in fuse with it too. Just had to manipulate the short cable that went to the battery but for the difference in price, I'll do that all day long! haha Hope this helps...

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Re: Starter Selonoid

Postby Pam » Sun Jun 23, 2013 7:13 pm

Thanks I will be checking it out :D




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