I need a starter button for a 1987 goldwing 1200


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fire55r1
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I need a starter button for a 1987 goldwing 1200

Post by fire55r1 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:13 am



Starter not working may need a starter button. have replaced starter and selinoid . where can I get a starter button if I need one ?



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Re: I need a starter button for a 1987 goldwing 1200

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:01 pm

fire55r1 wrote:
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:13 am
Starter not working may need a starter button. have replaced starter and selinoid . where can I get a starter button if I need one ?
You're going to either have to recondition/rebuild the one you have, or find a used one on eBay or from a bike breaker.

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Re: I need a starter button for a 1987 goldwing 1200

Post by leakyroof58 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:40 pm

As a last resort, you might try Digikey, just up the road
from me here (Digikey.com). They have been an electronics
parts house for decades, and your choices will be many.
BUT - any momentary button switch will work as long as
it can handle the coil current. It might not look pretty,
but will get the job done. Like I said - last resort.

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Re: I need a starter button for a 1987 goldwing 1200

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:54 pm

leakyroof58 wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:40 pm
As a last resort, you might try Digikey, just up the road
from me here (Digikey.com). They have been an electronics
parts house for decades, and your choices will be many.
BUT - any momentary button switch will work as long as
it can handle the coil current. It might not look pretty,
but will get the job done. Like I said - last resort.
The starter button is more than just a momentary switch. It is DPDT momentary, with the NO contacts on one of the poles connected to the starter relay, and the NC contacts on the other poles connected to the headlights. So you need a high-current DPDT momentary switch that can reliably switch 12VDC with 5 amps. Safely rating a switch at 10 amps, here's what I come up with at Digikey that could handle that application:

https://www.digikey.com/products/en/swi ... ageSize=50



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