Push Starting


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Push Starting

Postby OldZX11Rider » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:19 pm



I recall reading somewhere that when hauling a 1500 Goldwing, the transmission should be in neutral. The reason given is the rocking back and forth from starting and stopping could damage the transmission.
I was just wondering, if it became necessary, could the 1500 Goldwing be push started? Without causing transmission damage?
Have any of you had to do it at any time?


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Re: Push Starting

Postby dingdong » Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:26 am

Yes it can be push started. Won't start however if the battery is below 10 or so volts. I have a feeling that if I tried to push start my 1500 by myself the tilt switch would keep it from running for long. ;)
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Re: Push Starting

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:16 am

Thanks for the reply. When I asked the question, I did think trying to push start one of these monsters by myself might be a bit of a strain. :lol:
But I pictured a scenario with a downhill slope nearby or two or three others around for assistance. :D
Thanks for the tip about the voltage. I reckon in that case it would need either a charged battery or a jump start.
Oh, if I did get it rolling for a jump start, which gear should it be in when I "pop" the clutch?
I haven't had to do any of this but if I had to, I'd like to know how.
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Re: Push Starting

Postby dingdong » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:38 am

One of the mid gears would be best. The one time I have assisted the tranny was in 3rd. Started right up.
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Re: Push Starting

Postby OldZX11Rider » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:43 am

Okay. I was thinking it would have to be 2nd or 3rd or else the rear tire would just slide but it never hurts to ask. :D


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