Engine does not fire until I release starter button.


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Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

Postby Gbera » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:36 pm



Hasn't been a problem until the battery is low setting a month still turns over but not fast enough to allow to start seems coils should have power while start button is pushed ,it will stall if push start button while running.



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Re: Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

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Re: Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

Postby Fatwing Chris » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:08 pm

spiralout wrote:This

That was a bit harsh.

The 1500 needs a good battery as the starter circuit pulls a lot of voltage away from the ignition circuit.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

Postby dingdong » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:19 am

Gbera. Welcome to the forum. Yeah! Battery needs to be in tip top condition and fully charged to provide enough voltage to the ECM. Common problem with the gl1500.
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Re: Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

Postby Gbera » Sat Apr 23, 2016 7:26 am

Thanks for the quick response that makes sense not always a problem I can keep it full charge at home haven't had time to tour looking at retirement next year, so I'll be getting that new battery so I don't have to push start it lol.

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Re: Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:24 am

This question has been asked (and answered) so many times here, I'm pretty sure you didn't do a search first. :)

Your battery is weak and either needs to be charged, or more likely replaced.

The GL1500 takes a ton of power to start, and when you are using up all the power in a weak battery just to crank the engine over, there's none left to ignite the spark. When you let go of the starter, the huge power drain from the starter goes away and there is now enough power to start making a strong spark. Because the engine is still spinning (from momentum), it lights off and starts.

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Re: Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

Postby Gbera » Thu May 05, 2016 5:15 pm

Initially I did not search but when I asked the question I got several replys that it being a weak battery,the one that made the best point was to buy the battery with the highest CCA rating thank you for the info. Gary,,

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Re: Engine does not fire until I release starter button.

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu May 05, 2016 6:32 pm

Gbera wrote:Initially I did not search but when I asked the question I got several replys that it being a weak battery,the one that made the best point was to buy the battery with the highest CCA rating thank you for the info. Gary,,


I went from a lead/acid (250 CCA) to an AGM (310 CCA) battery for my 1500 and you wouldn't believe the difference.It turned it over so fast it sounded like an old Ford that the timing chain had jumped. :lol:


If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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