Gold wing only tries to start as starter button is released.


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getu12
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Gold wing only tries to start as starter button is released.

Postby getu12 » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:13 pm



I have a 1976 GL1200 Aspencade that will not start when the starter button is being engaged, but when you release the start button , the engine hits and tries to start but will not keep running.



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Re: Gold wing only tries to start as starter button is relea

Postby artgrantz » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:24 am

You may have a bad battery. If the battery isn't holding a full charge it does not have enough power to spin the engine and provide a strong spark. When you release the starter the battery can supply a spark to start the engine. In your case not quite enough to get it started. The battery can still read 12 V but not have enough cranking power.

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Re: Gold wing only tries to start as starter button is relea

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:45 pm

getu12 wrote:I have a 1976 GL1200 Aspencade that will not start when the starter button is being engaged, but when you release the start button , the engine hits and tries to start but will not keep running.

Hmmm... I'm thinking you either have a 1976 GL1000 or a 1986 GL1200 .... in either case, I'd suggest taking the right hand control assembly apart and cleaning the starter button contacts. There's probably a spider web, bug or corrosion build up on the start button contacts.

Of course, it could also be corroded solenoid contacts or poor connections at the solenoid..
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.


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