Easiest way to change starter in Goldwing 1500


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yogi bear
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Easiest way to change starter in Goldwing 1500

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What's the easiest way to change starter in 1500 goldwing?


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Re: Easiest way to change starter in Goldwing 1500

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The easiest way is just to buy another bike.
Apart from that, just follow the procedure in the factory service manual and it's not that hard.
Be sure you have properly diagnosed the problem as it is rarely the actual starter. 1500 starters are extra heavy duty since they provide reverse. (Except for Interstates)
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Re: Easiest way to change starter in Goldwing 1500

Post by offcenter »

I recently had to replace the starter in my '99 SE.
You have to remove the battery and the battery box.
Two of the bolts are accessed through that opening.
The third bolt is visible and easy to get to right behind
the reverse mechanism.
Good luck with it.
George in Jersey.
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