'79 GL1000

Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Motorcycle: 1979 GL1000 Goldwing

'79 GL1000

Post by clarkekw »

I have to replace the solenoid on my wing. The bike has low mileage and when I took the busted one off it looked like an original part. The new one is supposed to, according to the supplier and a mechanic, be mounted with the terminals pointed down instead of up like the manual says.
Can I mount the new one with the terminals up instead of down, or will it refuse to function properly? I've never replaced one before and I'm not really sure about the inside workings of it. Logically in the down position the terminals and casing won't be prone to corrosion, but they will be exposed to the elements. This is an after market product because Honda didn't carry them anymore. Help!

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Re: '79 GL1000

Post by scotterichmond »

A soleniod does not care about position, but prongs down will tend to keep moisture out better than up.
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