Won't start.


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Won't start.

Post by 123*post » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:58 pm



Was running in winter. Now I have no spark at plugs, and the fuel pump does not cycle when turned on. Is there a common thing for this to happen?
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Re: Won't start.

Post by 123*post » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:59 pm

I forgot to mention that this is a 2001 1800 goldwing...
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Re: Won't start.

Post by themainviking » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:11 am

The first two most obvious things are 1) the run stop switch on the right handlebar, and 2) battery. either one will prevent a GL1800 from starting. The run/stop switch reason would be obvious if the switch is in the stop or off position. The battery on these must be good and have a pretty good charge, or the starter sucks too much current to allow the ECM to stay engaged. ECM is the brain of the bike.
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Re: Won't start.

Post by salty1 » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:44 am

Starter relay fuse? :roll:

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Re: Won't start.

Post by 123*post » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:18 am

themainviking wrote:The first two most obvious things are 1) the run stop switch on the right handlebar, and 2) battery. either one will prevent a GL1800 from starting. The run/stop switch reason would be obvious if the switch is in the stop or off position. The battery on these must be good and have a pretty good charge, or the starter sucks too much current to allow the ECM to stay engaged. ECM is the brain of the bike.
I put a new, fully charged battery in, checked the pull in winding on relay fi IGN. Power to it is given by the engine shut of (stop switch).
Power when in run position, no power in the kill mode. or off position. I now have pulse amplifier (front centre) off to check and not sure how to do this. The original accident 7 or 8 years ago damaged this cover. I replaced cover during this winter. I started earlier on, but now has no spark or fuel operation. Is this somehow connected in the start loop?

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Re: Won't start.

Post by Red Ron » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:36 pm

If not battery or relays it might be something as simple as the starter button got some grit in it over the winter and not making good contact. Might be as simple as saturating it with silicon spray or contact cleaner.



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