starter removal

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AJ Wehnert
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starter removal

Post by AJ Wehnert » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:24 pm

91 GL 1500...not sure if this posted.
trying to remove my starter. .. took the two side panels and battery and holder out. Still can't seem to reach the mounting i need to remove the seat and front lower fairing. .??

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Re: starter removal

Post by dingdong » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:16 am

From the Official Honda manual. I've never had to do this so other than this I can't help.

Remove the following:
" right front side cover (see page 1 3 ~ 8 ) .
" battery and battery case (see page 1 7 ~ 7 ) .
Remove the connector from the connector holder.
Remove the wire harness from the wire clamp.
Disconnect the starter motor cable from the motor.
Remove the motor mounting bolts and motor from the

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Re: starter removal

Post by Uncle Fester » Mon Jun 30, 2014 8:58 pm

This should help

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Re: starter removal

Post by Dogsled » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:40 pm

Was that the whole video???? I never did my starter either and sure as heck wouldn't want to use that video to get it out. More time was spent taking the cables off than finding the starter..... I don't even know what the heck he was saying.......where were these bolts?
Scott has to have something better than that lame video.... His still shots are remarkable.......
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Re: starter removal

Post by Ed Z » Thu Jul 03, 2014 1:37 pm

Actually I found that video to be rather well done... He covered all the areas that need addressing... I didn't even have the volume turned on and I understood what needs to happen... I guess he expected a certain level of wrench experience as a given when he made that one... And yes, I have indeed removed and replaced a starter on a 1988 GL1500...

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