Please Help!! My 83 gl1110 wont start.

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Please Help!! My 83 gl1110 wont start.

Post by tito6969 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:30 pm

Please help. My uncle just gave me his old 83 gold wing gl1100. I figured ill clean it up and hold it till theres nothing i do. Anyways, it doesnt start. Battery works, sometimes i hear it trying to kick over, and then there are times where it starts up by itself. I often have to push start it. I was going to have a mechanic look at but hes gna charge a pretty penny to do so. has any experienced this and if so, what was the problem.

Also, the bike has 245k miles, and rides great aside of the normal wear and tear. But engine itself is much longer do you think it will last..

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Re: Please Help!! My 83 gl1110 wont start.

Post by Wilcoy02 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:16 pm

How long has the bike been sitting?
Check the battery with a meter.
If battery is over a year old-I would try a new or different battery. Sounds like the battery does not have enough crank amps.

These bikes will run for a long time if taken care of.

Also when was the timing belts last changed? Cheap napa belts will keep your engine from breaking the belts and bending the inside of the engine.

Post what you find as it may help someone else in the future with your finings.

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Re: Please Help!! My 83 gl1110 wont start.

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