GL1100 Starter button is sticky


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GL1100 Starter button is sticky

Post by Dr.Ew » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:12 pm



Hey folks,
After a long, cold winter, the actual starter button (on my 1982 GL1100) is a bit sticky, so that when I push it in to start the bike, it wants to stick in for a few moments.
Any simple tricks to clean it (like, could I spray a little WD-40 around the edges?) Anything to avoid?

Thanks,
Drew



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Re: GL1100 Starter button is sticky

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:10 pm

Yes, avoid WD-40. :) WD-40 is not good for electrical contacts on motorcycles, as it leaves an oily film behind that attracts dust and dirt. Use a proper electrical contact cleaner, like CRC.

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Re: GL1100 Starter button is sticky

Post by Dr.Ew » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:09 pm

Ok, thanks! It is loosening up as I've started a few times today, but I'd rather clean it now than be stuck somewhere when my starter busts from the button sticking on.

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