Replacing the starter


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ACEWINGER
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Replacing the starter

Postby ACEWINGER » Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:56 pm



I read the "how to" article on this forum for the gl1100 Has anyone replaced their starter on a 86 gl1200 interstate? I got a Cylmer manual and it shows doing the starter pull while on the center stand. I dont want that chain falling off into the crankcase! ANY advise you all can give would be a big help.



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Re: Replacing the starter

Postby ACEWINGER » Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:55 pm

I read and from what I gather here I CAN replace the starter while on the center stand. I HOPE THIS IS CORRECT cause I am doing it this friday

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Re: Replacing the starter

Postby dingdong » Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:11 am

Acewinger: Here, in the how-to-articles, is the procedure. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=259
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Re: Replacing the starter

Postby joew7139 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:11 pm

If you read down in the replies after the procedure you will see that the bike needs to be on the side stand. I did my 85 Aspencade and the procedure works real well.
On thing I had to do was unbolt the header from the head to get clearance to get the starter out and clear of the hole in the block.
I did not expect this and did not have any of the exhaust crush washers on hand and ended up with an exhaust leak at the head. You might want to have some handy to keep from having to pull the header loose from the head again to replace the crush washers.

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Re: Replacing the starter

Postby dnehasert » Tue Jul 26, 2011 5:07 pm

I don't know if the 1200 is much different than the 1100 but all I do on the 1100 is remove the gear shift lever and the starter can be pulled out. never had to remove the exhaust. Putting it on the sidestand allows the gear to be centerd and the starter will theoreticlly slide in "easily" ! Doug

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Re: Replacing the starter

Postby ACEWINGER » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:12 pm

OK thanks I'll get the exhaust off anf the one stud bolt off and then put it on the side stand for the starter removal. I had assume since those directions were for a gl1100 that the gl1200 could be done on the center stand. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: Replacing the starter

Postby ACEWINGER » Fri Jul 29, 2011 10:58 am

UPDATE!!!!!!!!!! The starter is in and it works like a champ!!!!! Starts so fast its scary!! Thank you all for the advice




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