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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone.
I am a retired deputy Sheriff, prior to that I was an auto mechanic for 20+ yrs.
Being new to Honda's ( I hope I don't get banned for this but have always and still am Harley)
I came here for advice regarding a starting issue with a 82 1100.

I am sure someone has been down this road and can save me a ton of time.
I will post in the tech section.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-01-2018, 07:34 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you AZG
I have a mechanical back ground 20+ yrs just an FYI.
The issue is the bike started and ran fine all spring. The last time I wanted to start it there was no response from the starter.
I jumped the two battery wires on the solenoid , bingo she fired right up.

I The main fuse is working, as all lights work, power to the solenoid.
The more I read on this group the knowledge is unbelievable.

Reading one post the poster stated to make sure there is a OEM solenoid on the bike, no it is 100% china.
I do have power in the front two wires that activate with the starter button.

Solenoid ? What is thawing me is where is the ground for the unit, and why no click?
Thank you for your time and info

I am not up on todays cars/trucks, I can however answer most questions on the earlier vehicles.
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Greetingz Chamokie!
Thank you, thinking I will like it here. All seem to be on the same page.
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Here we go again. Sounds like the start switch/button is dirty. Quickest way to find out is to spray some WD-40 around the button and engage it a few times. If that improves things, you will probably need to open the switch and service it in the near future.

Anyway, welcome to the forum.
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What is thawing me is where is the ground for the unit, and why no click?
Thank you for your time and info

I am not up on todays cars/trucks, I can however answer most questions on the earlier vehicles.
The ground for the starter relay is through the neutral switch or clutch switch.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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Here we go again. Sounds like the start switch/button is dirty. Quickest way to find out is to spray some WD-40 around the button and engage it a few times. If that improves things, you will probably need to open the switch and service it in the near future.

Anyway, welcome to the forum.
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Do not believe so reason being when I push the start switch both the wire on the relay light up. Did not measure the voltage but clearly a bright 12 V
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Is there a resource I can purchase an oem relay?
Ebay has plenty, scared of that place.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
Any Honda dealer could order one for you or even go through a Honda dealer site and order direct.
Here's the part number:
SWITCH ASSY., STARTER MAGNETIC
35850-MB0-007
You have to be careful when buying on Ebay, there's a lot of inferior stuff being sold.


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