1980 GL1100 Honda Gold Wing Starter Solenoid


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Bugsy_1972
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1980 GL1100 Honda Gold Wing Starter Solenoid

Postby Bugsy_1972 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 9:27 pm



Hey guys how's it going? I'm new here so be easy. I'm in need of some help. I'm looking to upgrade my starter solenoid to a better
more powerful one. And I read on some other forums that I would be able to use one from a late model Ford. So i'm asking for your help to guide me step by step if you don't mind, on how to replace my starter solenoid. Thank you. Below I've provided pictures on my situation.














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Re: 1980 GL1100 Honda Gold Wing Starter Solenoid

Postby goldminerusa » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:48 am

I suspect you`ll have difficulty getting the ford to fit in the same space. What problem are you having, the pic only shows some sulfation, is that it? Are you replacing solenoids often? To my knowledge the most common electrical problems can be traced to a bad ground or broken/frayed wiring. Clean them up with contact cleaner or replace wiring and re-assemble with a light smear of di-electric grease. I did this 3 yrs ago and haven't had any start related issues since.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Honda Gold Wing Starter Solenoid

Postby Bugsy_1972 » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:38 pm

goldminerusa wrote:I suspect you`ll have difficulty getting the ford to fit in the same space. What problem are you having, the pic only shows some sulfation, is that it? Are you replacing solenoids often? To my knowledge the most common electrical problems can be traced to a bad ground or broken/frayed wiring. Clean them up with contact cleaner or replace wiring and re-assemble with a light smear of di-electric grease. I did this 3 yrs ago and haven't had any start related issues since.


Thank you for the reply, what i wanted to know is where do i connect the thin green and yellow cables onto which of the 2 screw on the front of the solenoid. Would you be able send picture or a diagram if you wouldn't mind please.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Honda Gold Wing Starter Solenoid

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:03 am

I kept my notes from when I did my Ford Solenoid... Hope you can read my chicken stratch :lol:
and as far as making room, I cut off any of the base mounting steel that wasn't in use and I bent the tabs to the original solenoid holder upwards so it would fit and wrapped it up and zipped tied it in place, never had issue one...
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Honda Gold Wing Starter Solenoid

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:05 am

I got a different solenoid later from Rick's Electronic place.. Hope this helps ya... :D Do a search here as well, I am sure you will find more on it... :D




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