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won't start

Postby snickerbar » Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:40 pm



Ok guys it all started with those 3 yellow wires going to the stator.. i cut out the connector 3 years ago,,and wired them straight together,,, i did not solder them but taped them and one got brittle and had to be re-done again,,,, it started up and i parked the bike,,Now it won't start.. i do get the clicking sound at the solenoid, when i try to jump or use a screw driver to connect the 2 posts together, i get nothing.. the battery is new and charged up... also i read in this forum that when i spliced those 3 yellow wires back, some one said it didn't matter which 3 went to the 3 when splicing them back.. i hope so... any ways i would appriciate and feed back. on if its the starter relay or starter or what ever... my bike is a GL1100I 1982
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Re: won't start

Postby dingdong » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:57 am

First if you didn't solder the yellow wires together you didn't accomplish anything. Second if you tried jumping the solenoid posts with a screwdriver with nothing happening, then you most likely have a starter that needs rebuilding or replacing.
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Re: won't start

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:03 am

When you jump the start solenoid (good battery) with a screwdriver , if there is a healthy spark,the engine may be hydrolocked.
If there isn't any big sparking,the starter is dead.

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Re: won't start

Postby snickerbar » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:27 pm

dingdong wrote:First if you didn't solder the yellow wires together you didn't accomplish anything. Second if you tried jumping the solenoid posts with a screwdriver with nothing happening, then you most likely have a starter that needs rebuilding or replacing.


Thanks for your help. But it DID accomplish something being it happened while i was on the road.. it got me back home :) thanks again
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Re: won't start

Postby snickerbar » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:30 pm

virgilmobile wrote:When you jump the start solenoid (good battery) with a screwdriver , if there is a healthy spark,the engine may be hydrolocked.
If there isn't any big sparking,the starter is dead.


No spark at all...nothing

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Re: won't start

Postby dingdong » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:23 am

snickerbar wrote:
dingdong wrote:First if you didn't solder the yellow wires together you didn't accomplish anything. Second if you tried jumping the solenoid posts with a screwdriver with nothing happening, then you most likely have a starter that needs rebuilding or replacing.


Thanks for your help. But it DID accomplish something being it happened while i was on the road.. it got me back home :) thanks again
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LOL. Right about that. Definitely sounds like a starter problem.
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Re: won't start

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:33 am

Verify the starter problem by checking for volts at the starter post while trying to crank.It should be above 10 volts.
Also...the 3 yellow wires...your correct...dosen't matter what order.Just color for color,its AC.
Do solder them well,even if you have to clean the oxidation off first.No sloppy solder job here is "good enough",they gotta be bonded really solid.

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Re: won't start

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:54 am

Should have a big spark at the posts when shorting them if not = no power to the solenoid..so bad connection, bad battery.
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Re: won't start

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:28 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Should have a big spark at the posts when shorting them if not = no power to the solenoid..so bad connection, bad battery.


Unless the battery and connections are good and the starter is bad,as in a bad brush or broken wire,thus no current draw by the starter.
Kinda like a burned out light bulb.




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