Reverse Solenoid Location


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NetTech94
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Reverse Solenoid Location

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I'm trying to find the reverse solenoid. Per the diagram its location is on left side of the battery. any advise would be great. More than likely its right in front of me.

Reason: prior to the delima with my alternator I noted that I lost reverse in the process. I have checked the 65amp dogbone under the seat and the relay. Also have checked the switch on the lever. What happens is I put it in Neutral, pull the handle and I see the "R". Press the start/rev button and the R goes out

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RBGERSON
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Re: Reverse Solenoid Location

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reverse relays are on the left side of the battery reverse solenoid right side a on top b on the bottom.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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alteva8
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Re: Reverse Solenoid Location

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Any other tips as to the location of the solenoid? I just bought a 1988 GL1500 and the previous owner said it needs a new reverse solenoid. I just finished replacing the integrated brake master cylinder (without removing the muffler or exhaust!) and I really can't figure out where the solenoid is. I'm new to this, first bike & first bike repair. I can't even find the solenoid mentioned in the Haynes book and there are no repair videos for online.

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Erdeniz Umman
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Re: Reverse Solenoid Location

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Sorry for asking, do you check the reverse while the engine is running?

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There is not any part called as reverse selenoid on the bike.
Instead, there are several relays and electronic components you should check.
Here are the parts and circuit diagram for 88 models.
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Elmobile
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Re: Reverse Solenoid Location

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Alteva8,
Not directly to this post but could you elaborate how you managed to get to the rear master cylinder WITHOUT removing the muffler and manifold.
I have pressure building up in the brake lines and need to access the pressure relief hole...
Would love to hear more about it!



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