oh my goldwing !!!!


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serensct
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oh my goldwing !!!!

Postby serensct » Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:58 pm



Ok finally got it ready for the road. My starter I rebuilt from info on this site took a dive no biggy got another one cause I wanted to be ready for this day. Ok it spins freely, no problem install on bike will not turn over. Tried a spare start relay still wont turn over. Checked fuses cursed a little then got it off bike checked my ground again no problems I could tell of. Then I noticed, key on, kill switch off if you hit start button solenoid clicks it never did that before, what would cause this. For that matter kill switch in on or off it just clicks(solenoid that is). Take off bike hook up attach a ground same thing no go. Hook to battery positive and negative, runs like a beast. Help please.



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Re: oh my goldwing !!!!

Postby seelyark1 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:25 pm

Check for continuity on the large wire that goes from the solenoid to the starter. If that shows good, see if there is 12 volts getting to the starter. Click says that there is power to the solenoid, there should be 12 V to the starter. When you tested, I assume that the starter was installed so it had a ground?
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Re: oh my goldwing !!!!

Postby serensct » Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:38 pm

Yes sir, will try that thanks for the help but I don't remember there bein power to my solenoid (the click) with the kill switch in the off position.

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Re: oh my goldwing !!!!

Postby seelyark1 » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:58 pm

The battery positive lead should go straight to the solenoid. When the solenoid is triggered by trying to start then it puts that power to the starter. With the kill switch off, the starter gets no power because the start switch has no way to trigger the solenoid. The kill switch stops the start circuit from working. This is a simple explaination of the starter process.
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Re: oh my goldwing !!!!

Postby serensct » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:33 pm

I just found a video I made after I got it running good before. I had not turned the on off swich on key was on. It certainly did turn over with the kills switch off huh. Ok replacing my starter wire and rebuilding the starter. Hopefully stats it. Its gettin warm bout ready to ride. Im in ohio three days ago was 72 degrees next day snowed an inch. Lol ohio weather. Thanks for the advice nexy time I will just listen haha. You were right !!!

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Re: oh my goldwing !!!!

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:28 am

Take your plug out, kill switch to off, try it now..if gas shoots out of the cylinder you were hydro-locked..install pl;ugs and she shoudl start and next time remember to turn off your petcock if no gas other issues...:))!! ..and FYI the kill switch just kills the juice to the plugs so they don't spark
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Re: oh my goldwing !!!!

Postby seelyark1 » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:46 am

A simple way to check for hydrolock is to check the oil level. If locked there will be gas in the crank case. Starting without changing oil could litteraly blow the engine.


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