Starter issue


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Troymotates
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Starter issue

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I started my bike and the starter kept running. I turned the key off and the starter kept running. I turned the key back on and the bike started and the starter kept running. I drove the bike home and shut the key off and the starter was still running. I quick opened the battery compartment and loosened the battery cables and the starter finally stopped. Any ideas what to do?



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Re: Starter issue

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Troymotates wrote:
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:10 pm
I started my bike and the starter kept running. I turned the key off and the starter kept running. I turned the key back on and the bike started and the starter kept running. I drove the bike home and shut the key off and the starter was still running. I quick opened the battery compartment and loosened the battery cables and the starter finally stopped. Any ideas what to do?
Take the handle of a screwdriver and give a sharp rap to starter relay A and see if it will release.

Then order a replacement. You're going to need it, even if it does release, it will be temporary.

Have a read through this thread: viewtopic.php?t=31118

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Re: Starter issue

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Pulling the reverse handle just barely enough to actuate the little switch on it will de-energize relay B to stop the starter motor, gives you a little more time to disconnect the battery or give the A relay a good smack.

As WingAdmin said, replacement is needed, it will just get stuck again later....
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Re: Starter issue

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I just started having the same problem with my 1500.
Cyclemax wants $65 for each of those relays.
Seems a bit excessive to me.
Anyone know of a better source?
Thanks in advance guys.
George in Jersey.
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Re: Starter issue

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As my daddy used to tell me, "son if you're going to play, you have to pay". :D
Seriously, if I needed a starter relay, I would get one from Honda. They are made to take the hard service they will have to endure. The cheaper ones, if they work at all, might not last very long. Just my opinion.

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I agree. But I'll bet that those relays are used in other vehicles out there and
are made by some outside source. I doubt Honda makes them themselves.
George in Jersey.
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Check in the goldwingdocs store at the top of the page.

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Just ordered both the A and B from third party suppliers. Not Honda but 20 bucks each new. Not China material. If they were items that were buried deep in the engine I would probably have bit the bullet and gotten Honda relay/solenoids. However both of these are so easily accessible, if one goes down early it is very easy to swap out and still be money ahead of the Mother Honda prices. Forgot to check our sites items.

Don't care what the item is, I will not buy anything from China anymore. Their quality has gotten so bad it is just throwing money away anymore. Still forced to buy from Asia but other countries have gotten their game together quality wise and are making fairly reliable products.

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Re: Starter issue

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tsandvik wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:27 am
Just ordered both the A and B from third party suppliers. Not Honda but 20 bucks each new. Not China material.
Who did you buy them from?
Can you give us a link?
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Re: Starter issue

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OFFCENTER:
This was simply a buy off of eBay. Plenty of choices.





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