Help in locating obsolete part


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stinvinn
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Help in locating obsolete part

Postby stinvinn » Fri Jul 15, 2016 12:31 pm



The starter clutch and chain are bad in my 1986 1200 SEI. The parts are no longer availible thru Honda .does anyone know which models will interchange or where i could find a starter clutch assembly including the chain.. I have checked EBAY but without knowing what is interchangeable that doesnt do much good..The Bike is pretty much scrap if i dont find the parts... thanks in advance for any help



froche
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Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby froche » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:43 pm


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Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby stinvinn » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:48 pm

thanks but like i said im not sure wich models interchange

froche
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Former bikes;
2000 R1100RT
2005 Suzuki Bandit
1979 Yamaha XS1100
1978 Yamaha XS1100 Special
1990 Yamaha XV250
1980 Yamaha XV750
1979 Honda CB750
1968 Triumph Bonneville T120
1973 Honda CB450
1968 Harley Davidson Sportster
1974 Honda CB750
1968 Honda CL72

Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby froche » Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:52 pm

Those all say 1986 gl1200A SEi

You do have to read them and some of them allow you to search to see if your model is covered.

If you can't do that what makes you think you can do the repair?

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Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby CrystalPistol » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:53 am

Far as I can tell, all GL1200s ..... Interstates, Aspencades, SEi(s), & LTDs ...... 1984-1987 ..... share the same sprocket, starter clutch, rollers, etc.
They did make a change in part numbers for the starter chain itself ...
... 28101-371-003 is shown as used in most all 1984/85 ...
... and ...
... 28101-MG9-681 is shown as used also in 1985 ..... (looks like it was phased in) and in all 1986/87s.
Same sprockets so I'm sure same chains will work with all years. I'm thinking the chain was maybe changed in some small detail to work smoother with the sheet metal chain guide that was added for 1986/87. The guide was said to allow starter R&R without chain and starter motor sprocket falling towards center .... I did mine with bike tied to steel column with a lean.

You can look here:
http://goldwingdocs.com/Docs/Honda%20Go ... -DF76B.pdf
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Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby stinvinn » Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:25 pm

Thanks crystalpistol now i start searching for parts i see they offer a rebuild kit for the starter clutch drive .. i dont realy like the idea of puting in a used chain so ill start my search for a new chain

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Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:21 pm

The starter chain can be bought in bulk (10 foot minimum length). The chain number is stamped on each individual link. I believe you need 32 links to make a starter chain. Looked into it myself for my '85 LTD. Can be found on eBay and such.

The starter clutch springs, rollers, and end caps are still available from Honda - just did mine.

Good luck.

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Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby stinvinn » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:25 pm

i think i found most of the parts thru GP sports in san jose ca ill have to wait till monday to call and make sure they have them

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Re: Help in locating obsolete part

Postby Rednaxs60 » Sat Jul 16, 2016 8:40 pm

I have also been ordering parts from the US, the hard to get ones that NOS, and have been discontinued by Honda. There appears to be a network that connects the dealers such that if one doesn't have a part, another dealer may. Have received parts from Florida, Louisiana, Kentucky, and others. The dealers are very helpful.

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