GL1100 Starter


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Wilcoy02
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Location: Marengo, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 I purchased 3/16

1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

GL1100 Starter

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My starter has been giving me fits all winter.

Put a new solenoid on seemed to work. But it did not.
Put sea foam in the oil and rode it 100 miles and changed filter and oil while warm.
The starter was rebuilt by an alternator shop 2 yrs ago.

The starter just spins. Will not turn the engine.

Any ideas how to get the clutch to engage on the starter??

I want to ride but the bike don't wanna go.

Any ideas??


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'02 GL1800 lives in Dawsonville, GA now.
My son is going to enjoy it for many years to come.

Re: GL1100 Starter

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back in the olden days, I put clothes pins in the clutch on my Cushman scooter.

shoved it hard as hell, jumped on, reached back with right foot, and kicked the clothes pins out.

oh, that won't work for you :lol:

but you might be able to slip it up into 2nd gear and ride on.
~John

'02 GL1800
2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc
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Wilcoy02
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Location: Marengo, Ohio
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 I purchased 3/16

1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: GL1100 Starter

Post by Wilcoy02 »

What is a clothes pin? Do you have a part number for it?
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AZgl1800
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'02 GL1800 lives in Dawsonville, GA now.
My son is going to enjoy it for many years to come.

Re: GL1100 Starter

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Wilcoy02 wrote: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:50 am What is a clothes pin? Do you have a part number for it?
I think the part number is hidden on the back side :D





~John

'02 GL1800
2009 Piaggio MP3 250cc
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