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91 1500 Starting question.

Got my 91 1500 home & went to start it this morning. Very cold out but thats not the issue. While cranking it will not fire. As soon as I let off the starter button it does. Had this issue once in a truck but not on a bike. Is there a relay or something I have to hunt down???

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Seems to me like this issue came up a while back, and IIRC, the problem was solved by taking the "clam-shell" for the starter button apart, and cleaning the contacts there. The fuel pump on your bike gets a signal from the start button being pushed, and if the contacts are "off" a bit, the bike has the issue you are experiencing.



There are other possibilities too, , but this one was the most recent I believe.
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While cranking it will not fire. As soon as I let off the starter button it does.

That is the classic symptom of a low battery - there's enough juice to spin the starter, but not enough to fire the plugs at the same time. As soon as the starter is released from the circuit there's enough power to fire a plug, and the engine starts. The solution is to replace the battery, and make sure it's fully charged by using a tender.

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If the problem can not be solved, you may want to try my solution.
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that is a Classic symptom of a Wet Cell battery that is near end of life.


buy an AGM battery with 320 CCA or more, and the engine will start before you can get your finger off the button.


I bought the Big Crank battery last time,
from this company.


https://www.batterymart.com/p-Big-Cr...L-Battery.html

Cold Cranking Amps: 340 CCA


all of the GL1500 compatible batteries in this link


https://www.batterymart.com/POWERSPO...1500-MN5-020AH



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Try with an other strong battery. Signs of low or about to die battery


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For as long as I recall, I've heard that it's best on a 1500 to only crank the engine ~2-3 times, then get off the starter button... At which point the engine tends to fire up better than if you stay on the starter for longer.


This has worked great for me, especially in colder weather.


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that is a Classic symptom of a Wet Cell battery that is near end of life.


buy an AGM battery with 320 CCA or more, and the engine will start before you can get your finger off the button.


I bought the Big Crank battery last time,
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https://www.batterymart.com/p-Big-Cr...L-Battery.html

Cold Cranking Amps: 340 CCA


all of the GL1500 compatible batteries in this link


https://www.batterymart.com/POWERSPO...1500-MN5-020AH
Put an AGM in the bike and it will start before you push the button.
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Put an AGM in the bike and it will start before you push the button.




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Define cold in your neck of the woods. If it is too cold to ride, I leave it alone till it is warm enough. A strong., fully charged A.G.M. battery with clean, and tight connections is a must to start a Gold Wing in cooler weather. If the spark plugs haven't been changed, and correctly gapped in awhile, that could also be part of the problem.
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