Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: UFO's R Us, North Mexico
Year: 84 GL 1200
Model: 84 Aspencade
84 GL starter... wont. been rebuilt???
i rebuilt the 84 GL starter 2 months ago, now same thing CLICK and volt meter goes WAY DOWN with new battery. it rained just a little, bike had a cover on it went to start it and POP went something electrical and ... same as before. push the starter button and volt meter goes to 8.x when it started out with 12.7. new battery 2 months ago.
i want a new starter, i want a lot of things... but ... is there something IN THE ENGINE that will stop the starter from doing anything... like starter chain and related assembly doing something "funny" and locking the motor up?
when i rebuilt the starter, it was pretty clean, brushes were good, i didn't replace them. it did work fine... for 15x or so that i have ridden the bike since, but now, nothing. is it a starter issue or something deeper and more sinister IN the motor? i read about something like that... starter chain/clutch ... i forget the rest. last time i even jumped the starter, straight to the starter lug, with a good battery and just sparks, starter would not turn... so took apart starter to clean it/oil it etc. so????
new starter? im sure if i take the starter out and put it to a battery it will spin with authority, but with no load, that means little. i really do not want to spend BIG MONEY on a new starter, $65 on e bay for new starter... for 85/-87... that does not work on 84? and then used 84 starter that... i suppose works for ... a while? i just dont want to do this too many more times as finagling the starter out is a 20 min deal...if a person is lucky and the same going in. when spend more time and money on something than using it... it gets tiresome and a person wants to ... give up. shdve spend more money on a NICER BIKE, but dont have the $ now to do much of anything but band aid things best i can