Starter soleniods


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nwkwinger
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Starter soleniods

Post by nwkwinger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:27 pm



Last fall, I picked up a 1982 GL1100I as a restoration project. The guy I bought it from said that he kept having to replace the starter solenoid. He said that he pit four or five on it and he didn't ride it for a long period of time, maybe a couple of years at the most. This past Saturday, his brother-in-law offered me his 1983 GL1100A for $500. Bodywise, it's almost perfect, but it also has a non working starter solenoid. I'm really considering buying it, but I want to look it over closer when there's not super deep mud outside of the shed that it's stored in. Now I've tried to come up with an explanation for this and only have one. My theory is that both of the starters are dragging and putting too much of a load on the solenoid, overheating it. Does anybody have ideas on how close I may be to the answer?



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Re: Starter soleniods

Post by DenverWinger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:35 pm

Yup - Seen that happen. Likely a set of brushes in the starter would fix it.
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Re: Starter soleniods

Post by nwkwinger » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:36 am

That's what I was thinking. Thanks.

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