Where is the "Starter Disconnect Switch"?


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Where is the "Starter Disconnect Switch"?

Postby rkmason » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:11 pm



On the 1980 - 1982 GL1100 wiring schematic is a switch marked "Starter Disconnect Switch" It's not the starter relay and it's not the starter button on the handlebars, so can anyone tell me where this switch is it and how it is operated? The schematic drwg shows a single pole / single throw switch but I don't understand how it's controlled. It's in series with the starter relay solenoid activation circuit.



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Re: Where is the "Starter Disconnect Switch"?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 04, 2014 4:21 pm

rkmason wrote:On the 1980 - 1982 GL1100 wiring schematic is a switch marked "Starter Disconnect Switch" It's not the starter relay and it's not the starter button on the handlebars, so can anyone tell me where this switch is it and how it is operated? The schematic drwg shows a single pole / single throw switch but I don't understand how it's controlled. It's in series with the starter relay solenoid activation circuit.


It's the switch on the clutch lever. It's what keeps you from engaging the starter when the transmission is in gear unless the clutch is pulled in. It provides ground to the starter relay - the neutral switch can also provide a ground (via a diode) when the transmission is in neutral, to allow the engine to be started in neutral without pulling in the clutch.

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Re: Where is the "Starter Disconnect Switch"?

Postby rkmason » Thu Dec 04, 2014 6:21 pm

It's the switch on the clutch lever. It's what keeps you from engaging the starter when the transmission is in gear unless the clutch is pulled in. It provides ground to the starter relay - the neutral switch can also provide a ground (via a diode) when the transmission is in neutral, to allow the engine to be started in neutral without pulling in the clutch.


OK, Thx I haven't yet driven the GL1100 I'm working on so I was not familiar with this clutch-operated starter interlock switch. And the wiring schematic drwg for this switch does not help much to identify it.

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Re: Where is the "Starter Disconnect Switch"?

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Dec 07, 2014 8:09 am

I believe there is a collar/bushing in there that wears too and loosens things up until it doesn't work..


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