Help with 1976 gl1000


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KohlCygan
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Help with 1976 gl1000

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Can you help me with my 1976 goldwing gl1000 I bought it he said that it sat for a year and it ran before that and when I turn the key the dash lights come on just when I press the starter it just clicks one time and won't start I got a new battery, starter solenoid, and ignition coil still won't start I'm stuckkkkk is there anything I can do please help 🙏


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Re: Help with 1976 gl1000

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KohlCygan wrote: Sat May 14, 2022 5:40 pm is there anything I can do
It is always advisable to test and find the actual problem before just throwing parts at it.
Measure the voltage starting at the battery and working your way towards the starter, while trying to start it. Where you lose voltage will tell you what the next step is.
Do you have the factory service manual and wiring diagram?
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Can ijus kick start it or does it use the battery to Kickstart
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It has a battery ignition not a magneto, so you do need some power to kickstart it, but nowhere near what the electric start requires.
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After trying what the others have suggested, remove the spark plugs and valve covers , then slowly attempt to manually rotate the crank with the kick starter while watching the valves. Be careful to stop if you receive any binding. If the tappets/valves don't move on both sides, you have a broken belt and your engine is probably damaged. The starters in these bikes often go out because people don't maintain the carbs. If it is bad, rebuild it or pay the price ($200.00) for a high quality new one. If you get one of those cheap $70.00 China units, it will fail within a month or two with broken gears. They must make these out of pewter :).


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