Its not the starter?


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Its not the starter?

Postby WingFree » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:49 pm



I had the starter wont turn over when its warm issue, researched here and all signs pointed to the Gl1200i starter I put new starter in but now it wont start without a jump, battery is fine headlight is bright all the time so what am I missing ? a bad relay?? I am not versed in the electrics....
Jumping at the battery so far works every time!! starts right up just wont start again without the jump hot or cold??
thanks in advance guys..
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Re: Its not the starter?

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:55 pm

Your battery is probably dying. It can supply enough current to light the headlight, but not enough to crank the engine - which requires much more current.

Measure the voltage at the battery while you crank. Much less than 10 volts and you've probably got a bad cell in the battery. You might want to also check that the electrolyte is full in each of the battery cells.

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Re: Its not the starter?

Postby WingFree » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:07 pm

Thank you! is there any thing else i should keep an eye out for? bike runs very strong and this is my only issue..this bike is also my only transportation so i could also will use advice how to set bike up for the 120 degree weather coming here in Arizona..what oil etc to keep from over heating!
thank you
Its an 84 interstate
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Re: Its not the starter?

Postby WingFree » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:21 pm

Thank you
For a time the bike would start when cold not warm I checked Battery and it was low so I added distilled water Arizona heat !after that bike continued to start on its own and all cells look great thats about a month ago so I will check battery but it brings me to one more question... How do I set the bike up for Arizona 115 degree heat occasionally hotter..Its my only transportation
thank you MUCH!!

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Re: Its not the starter?

Postby Mooseman » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:11 pm

Other than make sure the radiator fan is working. Not much. Good engine oil and change every 3-4K or go with a synthetic oil. Good tires and keep the inflation right on to prevent excessive heat. I would go with a good maintance free battery to prevent boil out and messing up your bike.
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Re: Its not the starter?

Postby WingFree » Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:59 pm

Thank You
Will Do!
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