Join Date: May 2018
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida area
Model: 1800 anti lock nav
GL1800 no start
Hi all, did the first road test with the repairs done. (new bag rack, new left saddle bag and associated plastic parts).
Thought I had the cat by the tail, so after a couple of hours and 125 miles I stopped for lunch. Then decided to fill the tank, started up and went across the street. Topped it off, jumped on, hit the starter
NADA. Rechecked all the usual culprits, kill switch? on, neutral switch? on. kickstand? up. Cycle the key,
fuel pump on, FI light out, ABS light on, oil pressure light, on. hit the start sw, heard the solenoid click,
no turn of the starter.
Long to short, bump started, (very easy btw), rode home with no problems.
Interestingly, for giggles, I tried reverse to put it away and reverse worked. Shut it off and immediately tried to start, no joy. Neither did reverse work again.
I'm thinking start relay B in some fashion, so here's my real question.
Do I really have to pull the left bag to get to the relay? Any short shortcuts for troubleshooting?
If not the relay(s), I 'm at 53k miles, am I looking at a starter brush replacement?
Thanks for your input!
thoughtfully submittedto be torn asunder for your amusement.