82 gl1100 won’t start


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Markstuartlewis
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82 gl1100 won’t start

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My bike started fine this morning.

I killed the engine went back inside my house to retrieve something, came back out one minute later to start her up and NOTHING!

-no mechanical noise

-no burned rubber plastic smell

-no fuses burned up, including the starter
relay fuse

-no wires disconnected/loose on the battery
or starter relay

Perhaps the starter button apparatus?

anything else?

thanks y’all!


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virgilmobile
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Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

Post by virgilmobile »

Does the headlight light up whey you turn on the key?
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Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

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No nothing is lit up.
no power. nothing.
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Post by virgilmobile »

Test light or volt meter.Turn on the key...
Probe from the frame to the starter solenoid big cable from the battery for 12 volts.
Move to with of the 2 big red wires plugged into the solenoid for volts.
If there's none there but ok at the big stuff,unplug the 4 wire connector..open the trap door and replace the "dog bone" fuse.Theres usually a spare in the door.
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Other things to consider.
Corroded battery contacts and the battery ground lug at the frame.
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Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

Post by Markstuartlewis »

Thank you Virgil Mobile!

I am now looking to buy another “dog bone fuse” a decision I made after checking the wiring with a light tester.. it looks as if there is a signal to the starter relay....

the dog bone fuse was burned up and therefore disconnected it was also incredibly brittle and broke of in my hand in three places the replacement fuse was even more brittle and did not work although it was still long enough to span the terminals.

I’m imagining that the replacement fuse although not broken in the middle still wasn’t conducting.

Is that a thing? A super old,non broken, dog bone fuse that won’t conduct because so much oxidation and just age?!

And nobody seems to sell these fuses either.
The closest thing I came across was an ANL care stereo fuse that is flat and looks like it might fit.

Again thanks!
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Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

Post by DenverWinger »

Get yourself a heavy-duty fuse holder and put a 30 amp blade-style fuse in it and wire that to the dogbone terminals...
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

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I've looked those fuses up for a guy a couple of years back. Go to Partzilla.com. The picture isn't real clear, but I believe that they sell the fuses for $.88 each. When you get to the parts breakdown for a 1982 GL1100, look at the "battery" section. Part number 27 should be the correct fuse if I'm right.


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