1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
  • Sponsored Links
rogertee
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:24 am
Location: New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100I interstate

1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.

Postby rogertee » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:07 am



:?: Should the gear and chain that is driven by the starter motor be able to be turned by hand in both directions when the starter motor is removed? I am hoping some one will be able to tell me. :?

Rogertee
New Zealand



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: 1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:30 am

Yes - somewhat. It has a sprague clutch that connects it to the crank. This is a one-way clutch that only engages when the starter motor is turning. It will freewheel otherwise.

That said, when the starter motor turns with any sort of velocity, it should bind as the clutch engages. Turning the starter sprocket counter-clockwise (as viewed from the rear of the engine) it should turn freely, turning it clockwise it should bind - but it may not if you are turning it slowly with your fingers.

rogertee
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:24 am
Location: New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100I interstate

Re: 1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.

Postby rogertee » Wed Sep 22, 2010 3:37 am

hey. Thanks for that. Incidently a great website.
Is there an easy way of ascertaining that the starter clutch is ok or is it necessary to remove and strip the apppropriate parts of the engine.

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: 1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 22, 2010 8:51 am

What is the problem you're having? The easiest way to see if it's working is to put a starter in and crank it.

rogertee
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:24 am
Location: New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100I interstate

Re: 1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.

Postby rogertee » Thu Sep 23, 2010 3:01 am

here goes. up until recently the bike has started fine.It has been garaged as i have been doing some cosmetic work on it but have been starting it regularly.Went to start it the other night and the starter motor just stopped. i pulled it out and dismantled it and found the 2 planetary gears in the rear of the unit had been stripped of a third of their teeth and the loose teeth had in turn jammed the starter. I cleaned them all out and checked everything else. The main output shaft turns freely and the electric part of it seems to be working as it should. My thoughts are that something has seized. i have a new starter on it's way to me but I am a little apprehensive about fitting it and attempting to start the bike if the problem is indeed one that is to do with the starter chain/clutch train and i end up with 2 useless starters having spent a lot of money. If someone could supply the 2 gears ( at my cost of course) I would at least have a back up starter.
your comments and advise is most welcome

rogertee
Posts: 26
Joined: Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:24 am
Location: New Zealand
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100I interstate

Re: 1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.

Postby rogertee » Tue Sep 28, 2010 4:16 am

Well, 1 of my fellow subscribers came to my aid and has sealed a deal for a pair of those gears.
This got me thinking (as you do) and to cut a long story short the engine is now almost out and at 71,000 miles it is going to get a birthday.New belts and tensioners, clutch plates, rebuild the carbs, renew all the oil seals, "O" rings where necessary and so on.
This wont be a rush job,probably take 3 or so months. Most if not all the parts required will have to come from the USA and I'm no millionaire but it'll still work out cheaper than a new bike. At nearly 62 if I do it right the ol'girl will see me through until the only thing I'll be interested in riding is a mobility scooter around the rest home.
Looking forward to doing something mechanical again.

User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7649
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: 1982 GL1100 Interstate starter chain/clutch assy.

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:07 am

After you are satisfied that the mechanical part is OK,pull the ground lug off the frame from the battery
and clean it.Some starter problems originate from poor electrical connections.I have fought with grounding corrosion many times to solve weird problems.




Return to “GL1100 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: apache137 and 2 guests