Starting Issue

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100A Aspencade (starter broken)
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (engine broken)
1978 CB400A Hondamatic

Starting Issue

Post by nils.hagen »

My '82 Aspencade isn't starting properly. It starts right up the first time I try it in a day, but every subsequent push of the button results only in a click coming from the solenoid/fuse area. I have a full parts bike right now, so it's just a matter of figuring out what to swap out. Any guesses? I already tried replacing the starter solenoid, but nothing happened.
I'm a little confused why it works once every day, but not the rest of the time. Doesn't seem like a battery issue, maybe a bad connection?

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Re: Starting Issue

Post by albinoredneck »

try changing or cleaning the wires from the battery to the solenoid, and from the solenoid to the starter.
also, on my 82 GL1100, I had to take the push button on the handle bars apart and clean the button out, put in new grease. it's a pain in the @#$, but it helped on mine.
just be sure to use the correct grease not axle grease. LOL

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Re: Starting Issue

Post by OldguyGlen »

Maybe its the starter motor itself. They get hot and parts expand. Test for voltage right on the wire post on the starter when you are just getting the click.

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