1983 Aspencade


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Dirty1
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Aspencade

1983 Aspencade

Postby Dirty1 » Sun May 24, 2015 10:04 am



My Goldwing's engine won't turn over. The starter turns but won't turn engine over.



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virgilmobile
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Re: 1983 Aspencade

Postby virgilmobile » Sun May 24, 2015 2:10 pm

Possible problems.
There are 3 rollers inside the engine that "connect" the starter mechanism to the engine..Often they get stuck.Usually a dose of Sea Foam in the engine is enough to loosen them up...
There is a second problem area...On some "replacement" starters,we've seen that the plantary ring spinning in the housing..seems to be missing the lock pin or simply poor quality.
First bump the starter several times...you may be lucky and it will "catch".You can also centerstand it...5th gear and roll the engine by hand...bump the starter again...If it finally will crank,Snake oil up the engine oil...Even MMO works....
Eventually enough stuff may get the role guides clean enough to work all the time...There are more intrusive methods..not for the faint of heart tho...

Dirty1
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Aspencade

Re: 1983 Aspencade

Postby Dirty1 » Sat May 30, 2015 11:17 pm

Thanks Virgilmobile,
Sorry it took me so long to reply. I appreciate the info. It looks like I'm going to have to work on my faint heart;). I've got another starter that I'm going to try but if that still doesn't work it's going to be engine pulling time.
Do you make house calls?...just kidding.

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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: 1983 Aspencade

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat May 30, 2015 11:20 pm

Any other history on the bike apart from the engine won't turn over ?

Dirty1
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Re: 1983 Aspencade

Postby Dirty1 » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:22 pm

I've owned the bike for 10 yrs. and I also drove a truck OTR. then all of a sudden the engine would not turn over. I did'nt have alot of time to work on it. It has been sitting for 4 yrs now. I'm retired now and started working on again. I got another starter and put it on and that was the problem. Now I've got to overhaul the carbs, unless there is a magic trick to wake the carbs up. Any suggestions?




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