1200 starter issue


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LDodge
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1200 starter issue

Postby LDodge » Tue May 07, 2013 2:18 pm



Hi all~
New to Goldwings (bikes) and am learning alot from this site. I pulled my
Starter off my 85 Aspy (did not pull edngine~ justd ropped exhaust). Problem
now is the gear feel down into oblivion (YIKES)!!! Does anyone have any
suggestions on how to get it out?
Thanks in advance
Lawrence


Meditation doesn't mean you are sitting still. Enjoy the open road and let the good LORD speak to you (even at 65+mph) ;)

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Re: 1200 starter issue

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 07, 2013 4:26 pm

Magnet on a stick.....Go fishin.

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Re: 1200 starter issue

Postby LDodge » Wed May 08, 2013 7:36 am

thanks that is what I was thinking; glad to know I am on the right idea (I was never very good at fishing, hope my luck changes). Now if I can only get the starter out again. :)
Meditation doesn't mean you are sitting still. Enjoy the open road and let the good LORD speak to you (even at 65+mph) ;)

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Re: 1200 starter issue

Postby thrasherg » Wed May 08, 2013 10:50 am

Just don't tell us stories about the one that got away!! :lol: Good luck catching the gear.

Gary

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Re: 1200 starter issue

Postby LDodge » Wed May 08, 2013 11:06 am

thanks for the vote of confidence :shock: now if I could only get the !@#$%^& starter out again (it came out so easily the first time) :(
Meditation doesn't mean you are sitting still. Enjoy the open road and let the good LORD speak to you (even at 65+mph) ;)

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Re: 1200 starter issue

Postby Pam » Thu May 09, 2013 9:05 am

Wish you luck and good fishing. My Son has to do the starter on his gl1100, Keep us posted on the progress

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manual fan switch

Postby lonewing » Sun May 19, 2013 1:06 pm

on the topic of a manual fan switch, why is the blue and black fan wires hot ,when I only hooked up the blue one to be hot this is very confuseing. I have tried to ground the black wire and the fan comes on but, it starts to drain the battery realy quick. what am I doing wrong? by the way it's on a 1979 gl1000. :? :?

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Re: manual fan switch

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 28, 2013 7:15 pm

lonewing wrote:on the topic of a manual fan switch, why is the blue and black fan wires hot ,when I only hooked up the blue one to be hot this is very confuseing. I have tried to ground the black wire and the fan comes on but, it starts to drain the battery realy quick. what am I doing wrong? by the way it's on a 1979 gl1000. :? :?


It supplies +12V on one of the wires. The other wire goes to a thermostatic switch which connects to ground when the engine coolant gets hot enough.

If the switch is not closed (not connected to ground) you will be measuring +12V on both wires - one directly from the ignition switch, the other through the fan winding.




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