Pull / tow GL1100, to start ??


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velvetrider
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Pull / tow GL1100, to start ??

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Have bad starter, anybody know the best way to pull start a bike,,??


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Re: Pull / tow GL1100, to start ??

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I would try and find a nice hill. Towing a bike is always kinda sketchy, at least for me.
Maybe get some help to give you a push?
Apart from the bad starter, does it run good?
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Re: Pull / tow GL1100, to start ??

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When start relay failed on my 1100 I made it a point to park on a slight downhill slope or have one nearby wherever I stopped until I fixed it. If the engine runs good doesn't take much of a slope to start it. Even a driveway apron is enough.
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Re: Pull / tow GL1100, to start ??

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Wingguy, comes to the rescue AGAIN.!,, I got it started after 20% SeaFoam and shaking it side to side over night. It took 10 min. to clear the carb bowles. I will ride it about 20 miles and then change oil and filter. I am going to try new Mobile ! synthetic 10-40 after opening the clutch lever and letting it drip for at least a day. I have run Caster oil for over 20 years. I am hoping this will relieve having to proload shifter when I change gears.
Wingguy I swear you have never failed me, all these times I have gotten into a bind.
THANKS to all you guys, will load video after I am done with 1st ride.


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