Starter not disengaging 78 gl1000


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Bubbakb74
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Starter not disengaging 78 gl1000

Post by Bubbakb74 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:03 pm



Okay I'm going to start from the very beginning. My solenoid went out. I replaced it went for a ride and 20 or 30 miles later my bike shut off with a dead battery. I got it trailered home and found the plug where the three yellow wires come out of the stator are burnt up and also the yellow wires on the rectifier plug. So I take it over to my dads and we were going to test the stator before we bypass the plugs and solder the wires together. The battery is dead so I have the jumper cables hooked up to my dads side by side and try to crank it and the starter got stuck or something I turned the key off and pulled the jumper cables off n ran to go get a screwdriver to unhook the battery but right as I was getting back to the bike the battery finally got low enough to quit trying to start but now everytime I hook the jumper cables to the battery it automatically activates the starter. What would make it do that and do I have to get a new starter or how do I disengage it?
Could it be because I had the stator plug and rectifier plug undone?



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Re: Starter not disengaging 78 gl1000

Post by DaveO430 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:19 pm

Disconnect the small wires going to the starter solenoid. If it still trys to run on the solenoid is stuck. It has nothing to do with the stator, rectifier or regulator. It's not the fault of the starter either.

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Re: Starter not disengaging 78 gl1000

Post by Bubbakb74 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm

Ok. I forgot to mention I did unplug the two small wires on the starter solenoid because I thought the ignition button on the handle bar might be stuck and that was probably what they go to... I was checking the stator because of my recharging problem but I'm 80% sure it's just the plugs just wanted to check the stator before I solder the wires.. I'll go ahead and get a new starter solenoid and starter the wires and if it is a problem with the stator why I'm not recharging my battery I will just cut the wires next to the solder.

Could the bad plugs by the stator and rectifier have fouled out the starter solenoid?

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Re: Starter not disengaging 78 gl1000

Post by DaveO430 » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:54 pm

Bubbakb74 wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Ok. I forgot to mention I did unplug the two small wires on the starter solenoid because I thought the ignition button on the handle bar might be stuck and that was probably what they go to... I was checking the stator because of my recharging problem but I'm 80% sure it's just the plugs just wanted to check the stator before I solder the wires.. I'll go ahead and get a new starter solenoid and starter the wires and if it is a problem with the stator why I'm not recharging my battery I will just cut the wires next to the solder.

Could the bad plugs by the stator and rectifier have fouled out the starter solenoid?
I guess I wasn't clear, the charging problem if you have one has nothing to do with the starter problem.



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