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Allan10
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate

starting

Postby Allan10 » Sun May 01, 2016 9:30 pm



Hi seems like the 1100,1200 have start problems heres my story. 82 gl1100I, has new solenoid,new agm battery, both cables taken off and cleaned, starter will try and then click 12.3 volts at the battery when starting, then it will start and the volts at the battery are 14.5. if you run it dry and then restart it will do the same click and stop try it a few times it will start bike runs great when running. The starter was pulled and redone, the carbs have been redone last year. to me it sounds like a bad starter not always making contact I was hoping for some more insight. Thanks Allan



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wingman12
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Motorcycle: 1999 gl1500 se

Re: starting

Postby wingman12 » Sun May 01, 2016 10:25 pm

Good evening Allen, I had similar issue with a 82Interstate that I brought back from the dead. I had to get a rebuilt kit with new brushes and plate, cleaned and scrubbed armature and magnets, removed old grease from gear drive part of starter and packed gears with new lithium grease. Problem solved.
You might also want to use contact cleaner on your starter button before you remove your starter again. Also check and clean the main ground cable from negative side of battery to chassis. This ground connection also has a major impact on your starter. Let us know your resolution of your problem. :D :D

Allan10
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Re: starting

Postby Allan10 » Mon May 02, 2016 6:45 am

Thanks wingman the cables have been pulled and cleaned the starter was gone thru last year by someone else so im not sure whats been actually done. A question I have is what kind and where would you buy a new starter if need to. Thanks Allan

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: starting

Postby RBGERSON » Mon May 02, 2016 8:17 am

Try ebay several sellers there sell new ones but they come and go..make sure youi get one with metal gears not plastic..most from china now..soooo..but..

http://www.stockers.com/

http://www.dbelectrical.com/c-22-starters.aspx

http://www.discountstarterandalternator ... 3-008.aspx
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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maintainer
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Location: Houston, Texas
Motorcycle: 1977 GL 1000
1982 GL 1100 Interstate (Sold)

Re: starting

Postby maintainer » Mon May 02, 2016 8:52 am

also check starter solenoid and it's connections.
1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)

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Re: starting

Postby Old Fogey » Mon May 02, 2016 9:09 am

maintainer wrote:also check starter solenoid and it's connections.


My thoughts too. Change the solenoid before going down the new starter route.
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Allan10
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Re: starting

Postby Allan10 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:07 am

Good info the solenoid was put in last year new cables have all been pulled and both them and posts cleaned including ground. The starter was pulled and reworked last year that is the big reason I'm leaning that way but want to cover all my bases thanks for the info Allan

Allan10
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Re: starting

Postby Allan10 » Mon May 02, 2016 10:11 am

I should say that it does sometimes start but it takes alot to get it there. the selonoid click thee is a big pull down in the battery but just a slight turn over but no start and then it will "let go" as I call it and start. we are getting some oil on the top of the engine after it sits seem like it comes from the right rear carb bowl. Allan10

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maintainer
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Motorcycle: 1977 GL 1000
1982 GL 1100 Interstate (Sold)

Re: starting

Postby maintainer » Mon May 02, 2016 12:53 pm

Well with that addition information and if it isn't fuel hydrolocking then it sounds like the amature in the starter or something else inside it has gone south.


1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)


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