Starting Question


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Dane
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Starting Question

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Hi all.
I'm a 1500 owner trying to help out a friend with a 83 1100 with a starting issue.
This may be a stupid question but...
when starting a 1100 in neutral is it normally necessary to pull in the clutch lever for the starter to work, or should it be like the 1500 and not be necessary?
Trying to figure out if this is the norm or a symptom of his starting issues.
Thanks.


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In Neutral clutch should not be necessary. Is the Neutral Light coming on?
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Gl1100 start circuit
Gl1100 start circuit

this might help you troubleshoot. I had to replace the neutral light diode on my 83.
Tim
southwestern Ohio
1969 Moto Guzzi v7 750
1983 Honda GL1100i
2013 Ural Gear Up
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Dane
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DenverWinger wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 6:38 am In Neutral clutch should not be necessary. Is the Neutral Light coming on?
Yes, the Neutral light is on.
Dane
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Tparr wrote: Thu May 18, 2023 7:11 am Screenshot_2016-12-24-22-10-08.png this might help you troubleshoot. I had to replace the neutral light diode on my 83.
Thanks for the schematic and the suggestion. I'll have to check that diode!
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Here is a link to a discussion on the diode. Also the location and replacement of the diode viewtopic.php?t=13808


Tim
southwestern Ohio
1969 Moto Guzzi v7 750
1983 Honda GL1100i
2013 Ural Gear Up
2019 Moto Guzzi v7 750
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