Installing a new starter on a 1975 GL1000

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Installing a new starter on a 1975 GL1000

Post by Gdonlo04 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:52 pm

the Clymer Book instructs you to disconnect the power cable and remove the two 10 mm bolts and the starter will come right off. installation is reversed. WELL, let me tell you the truth. Yes, you can get the starter our of the engine but you cant get it off the bike. due to the shape of the starter and the very tight space it will not come past the frame. the exhaust bolts are in the way and so is the frame itself. I had to remove the frame arm nuts, the engine bolt and pull off the left side frame arm to give myself enough space to get the starter off the bike. installation is the reverse of that. You tube did not have any info so i am sharing my experience .

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Re: Installing a new starter on a 1975 GL1000

Post by kzg872 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:26 pm

remove the rear exhaust stud. Then the starter will come out. Use genuine Honda nuts, they will not strip, aftermarket nuts appear to be softer and strip.

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