GL1200-bike hard to start....


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justin7856
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GL1200-bike hard to start....

Postby justin7856 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:22 pm



I'm having a problem cranking my bike. The motor turns real slow until i fully open the throttle, then the bike cranks right up. ?????? I'm a little lost on this one guys, any help would be great!!! 8-)



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trukr
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Re: GL1200-bike hard to start....

Postby trukr » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:10 pm

You might have a faulty starter on your hands. My 84 did the same thing when the starter died. At least the 1985 starter is easier to come by. Good luck.

Big Ed
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Re: GL1200-bike hard to start....

Postby Big Ed » Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:53 am

I've heard you can use any GL 1200 starter motor but you have to swap the gear drive at the top for the 1984. Anybody else heard of that. ??
Ed

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trukr
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Re: GL1200-bike hard to start....

Postby trukr » Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:20 am

Starters from 85-87 are interchangable. But the starter for the 84 is different. I dont think changing the gears would work. The 84 starter won't slide in far enough to put the bolts back in. plus the 84 starter has the electronics in the rear away from the gears as the 85-87 starter has the electronics right behind the gears in the starter housing.

Big Ed
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Re: GL1200-bike hard to start....

Postby Big Ed » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:52 pm

That's good info. Now I know. Thanks.
Ed




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