82 GL1100 Won't Start


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82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby WarrenGee2123 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:30 am



Hey guys, so I am doing a build on my 82 GL1100. It needed a new starter, so I replaced that, put some gas in it, replaced the solenoid, and she started right up. Few days later, tried starting her up and the solenoid kept whining. Still haven't been able to get her to start, so I replaced the solenoid with one from my buddy's bike, no more whining, but still won't start. Any suggestions or ideas?



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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:29 am

Won't start or won't crank over the engine?

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby WarrenGee2123 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:59 am

It won't crank over the engine. It sounds like it wants to, but then it doesn't. I have a battery reader and it says the battery is good, so at the moment I am at a loss.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby auctioneeral » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:02 am

Jump the starter and see if engine cranks

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby WarrenGee2123 » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:14 am

I will do that, I won't be able to get to it tomorrow, so I will be sure to try out any suggestions I get on here and let you all know of the results.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jul 22, 2015 8:55 am

Can you hear the starter spinning, but it is not cranking the engine over?

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby maintainer » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:23 pm

Try gently to manually (by hand or wrench)turn over (rotate) engine, but don't force it.
If it still won't move remove the sparkplugs and this try again.
If the plug/plugs are wet and it spurts fuel out the sparkplug hole and your engine turns, it was hydrolocked by fuel leaking into the cylinder.
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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby Hoosier Jack » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:21 pm

How does that happen?

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 23, 2015 8:37 pm

Hydrolocking is a result of leaving the fuel petcock on and just one float valve not sealing perfectly.Usually just one carb will flood.If the bike is on the side stand,the left cylinder can get raw fuel In it.It doesn't take much raw gas in a cylinder to stop it from completing the compression stroke.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby BRIANINMAINE » Sat Jul 25, 2015 2:33 am

A voltmeter can't really tell the condition of the battery under load. Take it to an Autozone/Pepboys/Whatever and have them check the battery for free.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby WarrenGee2123 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:57 am

Hey guys, yeah, the thing was hydrolocked. After we fixed that she turned over right away. souynded beautiful. I would show a video but I have no idea how to upload on to here.

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Re: 82 GL1100 Won't Start

Postby WarrenGee2123 » Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:58 am

Thank you all for your input and help!




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