1986 Goldwing aspencade


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walker70
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1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby walker70 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:23 am



Hello again,have had an odd thing happen today,got the bike out to do some clean up on it,still have a little bit of a carb issue,that is not what I am wondering about right now,when I started it this morning it started great then I tried to start it in the afternoon all that it would do was click at the relay,so I bumped the starter lightly with a hammer and it would drag but not kick the engine over,checked the relay and it is good,will have the battery tested tomorrow because hooking it up to my charger made no difference,I do think it is the starter,if any of you guys have a different idea would be greatful for the info,oh yeah if it is the starter would anyone know of someone who may have one fairly cheap,haha. :D



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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby twocams » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:45 am

I would start with the battery first. Lot easier to get too. Good clean battery terminal ends.

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby walker70 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 5:26 pm

Hi twocams,just got back from having the battery checked and it was bad so I now have a new one,thanks. :D

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby walker70 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:32 am

Hello,yesterday put a new battery in but still the starter will either not do anything or will sometimes drag really slow and won't turn the engine at all,I need to know if any of you would rebuild it or buy a new one,I have checked all cables and the relay,all seems good with those,thanks. :(

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby dingdong » Mon Apr 18, 2016 6:46 am

I would at least open it up and analyze. Probably just brushes and cleaning of the commutator is all that is needed.
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walker70
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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby walker70 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 6:54 pm

Hello dingdong,thanks for the info,I have one on order now,but intend to rebuild the old starter later.

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby geraldm » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:30 pm

Is the relay actually making connection through the contacts or is it just clicking . Maybe check the voltage at starter side of relay when relay is activated , the contacts inside could be burned up some and not making a good circuit . just a thought .

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby walker70 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:36 am

Ok,seem to have my starter issue cleared up,got a new one yesterday and cleaned up everything so it starts up fine now,but need some advice on carb issue,like I said before it is slow to get going and the engine will kick a bit when cold but once it is warmed up it runs good not great,still a bit sluggish on the throttle and idle is still jumpy,I noticed the choke cable may be broken,also could the bit of skip/kick it does be spark related,I still think it is mostly a carb issue,thanks for any advice. :D

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby walker70 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:00 am

Hello again,took my Goldwing out for it's first test ride yesterday,ran mostly good but then after gassing up I found a leak at the fuel sending unit,do these units have a seal on the top,I know most cars and trucks do,also when going back home the clutch lever started feeling sloppy,had too much free play in it,I pulled the cover off the master cylinder and it has plenty of fluid but looks dirty,so I will be flushing the system tomorrow,hopefully this will give the lever better feel,oh it also builds up good pressure when I pump the lever a few times,thanks for any advice. :D

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby twocams » Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:46 am

There should be a rubber "O" ring under the fuel sender. They get dried out and cracked. if you can pump up the clutch lever it has air in the clutch system and needs to be bleed. You can do that when you are flushing the clutch system. Sounds like you are going to need to rebuild the clutch master or slave cylinder. Air doesn't just get into the system for no reason. my .02

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Re: 1986 Goldwing aspencade

Postby walker70 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:01 pm

Thanks for the info,I had already looked into the rebuild kits for the slave cylinder and I may go ahead and get a new master cylinder for the clutch , I am on my way to see about the sending unit seal,your .02 appreciated. :D




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