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Michael DC
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Postby Michael DC » Thu May 13, 2010 3:24 am



Hey guys
Is it possible to remove the starter without dismounting the engine ?


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Re: Starter...

Postby RBGERSON » Fri May 14, 2010 8:43 am

There are two types of Gl 75 to 83 starters..exactly the same except one is a LITTLE longer than the other..the short one can be removed w/o taking anything off the bike..the "LONGER' one you have to lower the exhaust and remove one stud. I think the shorter one is from the 1000 and the longer one from 1100 but hey are interchange able and many have be switched form bike to bike over the years.
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Re: Starter...

Postby wingit11 » Fri May 14, 2010 7:44 pm

It is not too bad a job to re/re the starter on a GL1100. Leave bike on side stand to do the job. I have done many starters over the course of 30 years and I find it easier to leave the bike on the side-stand. Remove the power connection to the starter, remove the two 8mm head bolts. It is a little awkward to get at one of them but can be done. Slide starter out of o-ring fit as far forward as you can get it. Now just turn the back end of starter out to remove. The reason you leave the bike on the side-stand is so that the sprocket inside the engine housing stays lined up to make it easy to reinstall the replacement starter into the spline of the starter sprocket. It just sits inside cradled in the starter drive chain.Word of caution: Make sure the stud for the electrical connection does not turn when tightening the nut. Can break the electrical connection inside of the starter.

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Re: Starter...

Postby Jeeper » Sat May 15, 2010 7:48 am

I also found it much easier to remove the shifter, its only one bolt and takes about 2 seconds but gives you a lot more wiggle room.

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Re: Starter...

Postby GL Rider » Mon May 24, 2010 8:22 pm

Hello,

I followed the steps described to remove the starter from my GL 1100 and it went quite well.

However, when I pulled the starter out, some sort of fluid poured out as well. Does anyone know what this is and is it supposed to be there? If so, what is it and where do I replace it?

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Re: Starter...

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 24, 2010 10:51 pm

Engine oil, perhaps?




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