Baby down - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-10-2007, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
Old Broad
 
fysty-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: (S.) Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Year: 1995
Make: Yamaha Virago
Model: 1985 GL1200 I w/LTD body(SOLD :( )
Posts: 3,841
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to fysty-1
Post imported post

Went out this evening for a little ride disconnected tender, turned key on, hit starter button and only got a click. I have been under the assumtion that my battery was bad and hence previous starting probs. This time it wouldn't turn over @ all. just click. Lights were bright. Got a voltmeter out to check battery and was surprised to fine after 15 min of trying to start her that I had 13.2V across battery term. Do you think it is the starter? Will it cost much to have the starter re & re?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Angela, aka fysty-1(R) & Dani(L), S.Surrey, B.C.
1985 Gold Wing GL1200 I(SOLD Apr/2012)
No matter how blue it may get, there is always a rainbow in the sky.
Blue is not the fastest color, but it is the prettiest.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(women only)
fysty-1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 12:11 AM
Member
 
mikeatrain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: , Minnesota, USA
Year: 86
Make: GL1200
Model: Interstate
Posts: 245
Post imported post

Did you check for loose connectors/corrosion?

Mikeatrain
1983 GL1100 Interstate (SOLD)
Keeps on going and going and going
and still going under new owner
Then I found a 86 GL1200I to cheap to pass up.
mikeatrain is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 03:41 AM
Senior Member
 
daveinozbikes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Dawesville ,Western Australia
Year: 2001
Make: Honda
Model: GL1800A (ABS)
Posts: 531
Post imported post

Errrrrrrrrrrr....kill switch?

Having a Great Time in Mandurah, Western Australia with my Hot Rod Yellow 2001 GL1800A with $5000 of Acc. which I didn"t pay for.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
daveinozbikes is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 03:52 AM
Member
 
Cal-D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Model: Stream Silver 2007
Posts: 437
Post imported post

Dave

All models prior to 97 will crank with the kill switch off.

Loose connection? Check all connections especially the main cables from battery to start relay and then to starter. Also check the main two ground cables. Check for voltage at the starter when you try to start.If all cables connections are good and voltage is at the starter terminal when you hit the button then your starter is bad.

Have Wing Will Travel
Cal-D is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 06:01 AM
Senior Member
 
retiredintime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Clarksville, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 3,198
Post imported post

Take the left side cover off. While pushing the starter button rap the starter relay smartly with a screwdriver handle or something. Sometimes if it is the relay sticking that will help. And as said, check connections for looseness...

Bob..KF4GP
If it ain\'t broke, fix it till it is!

Life is ten percent what you make it, and ninety percent how you take it!


79 GL1000 46K
86 R80RT
90 K75RT
Garage won\'t hold any more!
retiredintime is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 06:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Whiskerfish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Posts: 2,848
Post imported post

The starter selenoid ( Relay) is where I would start looking.

Whiskerfish
2008 GL1800 Base

1978/9 Dressed daily rider 45k miles

1975 Nekid Noisy and Nasty
1975 Nekid in pieces parts
Whiskerfish is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 06:55 AM
Member
 
nickpipe2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Harvey, New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 391
Post imported post

hi fysty-1, I agree that you might have a starting circuit problem. First I would put a charger on that battery and top it off ....14+/- volts. Next I would check both ends of the battery cables. The positive cable runs to the Starter solenoid. The Negative cable runs to the frame/Engine ground.The cable between the starter and starter solenoid will need to be checked also. Next I would get my multimeter out and see if I am getting full voltage on the positive cable to the starter solenoid AT the solenoid. While the bike is on the center stand and in Neutral push the starter button and see if you are getting voltage through the solenoid. More than likely you not. If not Replace the starter solenoid. If you are, get a set of jumper cables or heavy jumper leads and connect one end to the battery and the negative cable to the frame. Make sure the bike is in neutral and the E stop switch is OFF,touch the positive cable to the nut holding the wire on the starter. If the engine turns over freely it's not the starter but more than likely the starter solenoid. If the starter won't turn over the engine than it will have to be removed and either rebuilt or replaced. I have seen several on ebay for not much money. Personally I would take it to a motor shop and have it rewound as they can make the windings a bit stronger if you ask them to.

I didn't see what year bike you have so just a note saying that the 84's are different than the rest. Same body but different mountings.

Hope my babbling has helped.

Nick

1984 Gl1200 Std made over to an Aspencade, Black
1959 FLH Hydroglide
1978 Superglide
2003 Custom 124" Beast
Real men ride wearing kilts
Master Electrician, Bagpipe player and rider and wrencher of two wheel vehicles.
nickpipe2 is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
Old Broad
 
fysty-1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: (S.) Surrey, British Columbia, Canada
Year: 1995
Make: Yamaha Virago
Model: 1985 GL1200 I w/LTD body(SOLD :( )
Posts: 3,841
Garage
Send a message via Skype™ to fysty-1
Post imported post

Thanks all. I guess I'll need to get a multimeter. Nick she is an 85


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Angela, aka fysty-1(R) & Dani(L), S.Surrey, B.C.
1985 Gold Wing GL1200 I(SOLD Apr/2012)
No matter how blue it may get, there is always a rainbow in the sky.
Blue is not the fastest color, but it is the prettiest.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(women only)
fysty-1 is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 02:24 PM
Member
 
nickpipe2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Harvey, New Brunswick, Canada
Posts: 391
Post imported post

Hi fisty-1, yea you can pick up a cheap multimeter at home depot or wally world for that matter. They are good enough to do what you need. There are a lot of starters for the 85 to 87's on the bay....

Nick

1984 Gl1200 Std made over to an Aspencade, Black
1959 FLH Hydroglide
1978 Superglide
2003 Custom 124" Beast
Real men ride wearing kilts
Master Electrician, Bagpipe player and rider and wrencher of two wheel vehicles.
nickpipe2 is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-11-2007, 03:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: jhlk, Armenia
Model: Goldwing
Posts: 4,040
Post imported post

Hi Angela i'm free tomorrow (thur ) if you want me to have a look
ccsailor is offline  
Closed Thread

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > Goldwing Technical Forum

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Baby Parman General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 13 09-10-2010 10:34 AM
New Baby devansgirl Miscellaneous Forum 23 07-23-2008 07:25 PM
Baby gets it ccsailor Fun Forum 3 02-01-2008 10:40 AM
My New Baby motor22 General Motorcycle Discussion Forum 23 09-01-2007 06:49 PM
Baby DigbyODell Fun Forum 0 11-17-2006 06:23 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome