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Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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JqNi
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Can I use a starter from 1991 on a 1989 model



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virgilmobile
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To the best of my knowledge..NO.
The 88/89 uses a 2 post electrical connection.Both positive and negative connections.90 and up use a single positive post.
As plug and play it won't electrically be the same..

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Charlie1Horse
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It would be interesting to try it. If it bolts up correctly, it may work, as the later model would ground through the housing and simply not use the negative cable. I'd be apt to trying it. Let us know if you decide to try it.
Russell

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Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

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Erdeniz Umman
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Charlie1Horse wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:38 pm
It would be interesting to try it. If it bolts up correctly, it may work, as the later model would ground through the housing and simply not use the negative cable. I'd be apt to trying it. Let us know if you decide to try it.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
Not only the starter posts, but also you will need to change the relay B connections and the reverse system parts and connections.



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