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Hey People!!! 78 gl 1000- think i burned starter relay?- clicks when i hit starter button, but nothing at starter! when i jump 2 posts on relay starts!!! is there another fuse i'm misiing besides 30 amp on realy, i also have 4 mini plug-ins in front of the 2 posts on the relay, don't see them on any of the relays online?


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can you post a picture?
If you have jumped the relay at the two big leads on it , and the starster turns you do not have a lack of B+ , you say the soleniod "clicks" then by your discription I am convinced the relay / solenoid is at fault. the one you describe sounds like one from a GL 1100 .pictures please.
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thanks scotter, will send a pic asap! twist0118
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HERES A PIC OF RELAY


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That looks to me like a aftermarket ( not OEM) solenoid I do believe it is faulty.
Does appear to be for the GL1000 though. Get a new one .
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By the way,that orange piece of wire attached to the rusted screws....It's suppose to be a 30 amp fuse.
Also look for the 3 yellow wires in a plug.There the stator wires and often cook the plug.Bypass it and solder the wires directly together.
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Wow I missed that jumper , that is a reciepe for disaster.
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Yup. Most of us discard the "dogbone" fuse that is supposed to go there and instead replace it with a 30-amp blade fuse holder. Have a look at this post.
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there really isn't anything wrong with the stock "dogbone" fuse. . is there ?
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Nothing wrong with the stock dogbone fuse as far as I know, they seem to do fine.
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There's two problems with the stock "dogbone" fuse:

1. When they start to fail, they do so invisibly and intermittently - they develop hairline cracks that aren't visible, and will start to intermittently fail, meaning your bike stops charging the battery. This is not a great thing to discover, when your battery finally gives out 30 miles from nowhere, leaving you stranded.

2. When you do find yourself with a failed dogbone fuse in Podunk, population 7, the local gas station will not have a replacement.

Replacing it with a blade fuse holder and a standard 30 amp automotive fuse means it doesn't fail like the dogbone fuse does, and when/if it DOES fail, you can find a replacement fuse at any gas station.
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Great reply WingAdmin, did not know all that.
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hUMMMMMMMMM NOW i HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THIS ONE
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Thanks to all for wonderful input, replaced relay, starts perfect!!!!


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