98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is released


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carl_rc
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98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is released

Postby carl_rc » Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:49 pm



I have a 98 GL1500A I have been riding it for a little over a year. It has a little over 25000 miles on it. My issue is when I start it, it cranks over fine but it does not start until I release the starter button to stop cranking. It seem like I had a problem with a car many moons ago that acted similar with an ignition coil problem. My other thought was that maybe the battery was getting weak and not supplying enough power to the ignition when cranking?? Has anyone else experienced this...or is it normal for a 1500? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.



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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby vtxcandyred » Mon Dec 06, 2010 9:41 pm

I had the same problem with my 93SE and it turned out to be the battery.

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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby dingdong » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:32 am

That is a common complaint with the 1500. The solution is a new battery.
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carl_rc
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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby carl_rc » Tue Dec 07, 2010 12:35 pm

Thanks for the help. I found a date on my battery and It is six years old so that might very well be the issue. Thanks again.

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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby 93Wing » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:36 pm

Yep, I had the same problem and put in a new AGM battery and that took care of it.

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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby AZgl1800 » Thu Dec 30, 2010 5:22 pm

Monitor the starter voltage while cranking the engine. Or the battery voltage.
If the voltage drops below 10.5 the battery is toast.
A good AGM type battery will hold more than 11.5 volts while cranking the engine.
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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby Sargeyork » Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:56 pm

When buying a battery also invest in a Battery Tender, I have been using Deltrans' battery tenders since 2001 and my average battery life has been about 6 years but I also never fail to hook it up when I am not riding and check the water once a year and refill with distilled water and clean and tighten your terminals once a year also.

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heidebill
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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby heidebill » Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:33 am

Bought our 97 1500 last april, had the same problem, concluded it should be the battery, so I just learned to start the bike with the poor battery and milked another year out of the battery. It will get a new one this spring after I dig my bike out of the snow.

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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby whozwinging » Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:25 pm

I picked up a 98 Wing in Nov and rode it about three times before it became too cold. I also noticed that if I released the starter button it started. I had put a brand new battery in as it came without one. I mentioned that quirk to the Honda dealer when I got it inspected and he said alot of 1500's do that. There is some change to the switch that fixes it. Anyone hear of that?

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Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is releas

Postby wbetheajr » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:33 pm

if anybody knows of the quick fix to this please post. I have killed my battery 3 times trying to crank my 92 1500. Now I can tell you this, after reading these posts, I recharged my battery and did the hit and release a couple times and it fired up and run like a champ.




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