1986 gl1200a

Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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1986 gl1200a

Post by Maddoggbike » Thu Jul 08, 2010 6:31 pm

Just recently after buying this a month and a Hal ago I now have a sharp screech noise when starting the bike then in 10 sec or so it quits and runs ok wasn't doin this till after spending a day riding anyone have this type noise on start up? Thanks great plase to read up on stuff

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Re: 1986 gl1200a

Post by thrasherg » Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:46 am

Sounds like the starter motor clutch might be sticking. That causes the engine to spin the starter motor to a high speed and it will screach when this happens.. It is awkward to get to, but I would be looking at the starter motor area to see if there is something amiss with the sprag clutch on the starter motor.


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Re: 1986 gl1200a

Post by rosey1 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:22 am

If the sound is coming from the left side of the engine then yes it could be starter but I think you'll find it is probably coming from the front where the tensioners for the timing belt are. If so replace them immediately before riding or even running the engine anymore. If the sound is internal it could be a number of things that only a teardown will reveal... sorry for the bad news.

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