Starter button for 80 gl1100 rat bike


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Dconn88
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Starter button for 80 gl1100 rat bike

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New to this forum but not to the bike. Throttle cable broke while I was out riding a couple months ago and I hadn't had time to tinker with her until now. Went to replace the throttle cable and realized that my starter switch housing is completely shot. I want to replace it with a smaller universal switch. I need a wiring diagram of some sort. Video would be better.


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Re: Starter button for 80 gl1100 rat bike

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HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
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Replaced the button, plugs and wires and igniters..all were bad.. .she just cranksaid but doesn't wanna fire.
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Re: Starter button for 80 gl1100 rat bike

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So after replacing all of those, you're still not getting any spark?
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Correct :( I don't know what else to check
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Dconn88 wrote:Correct :( I don't know what else to check
Well it sounds like you have replaced every common failure component of the ignition system except for the pulse generators. You are getting +12V power at the coils, correct?
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Ended up being a crack piston. A kid at The trade school i let work on it dropped a bolt in the motor and didn't tell anyone.
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Dconn88 wrote: Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:18 am Ended up being a crack piston. A kid at The trade school i let work on it dropped a bolt in the motor and didn't tell anyone.
Ouch! Lesson learned the hard way...


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