Starting issue.. - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Year: 1985
Model: GL1200 Interstate
Posts: 76
Starting issue..

So the deeper I tear into this shadow the more gremlins come out.

Battery is dead. Ok grab a different one to try. 12.3 volts. Hit the button and it turns over once. Slowly then clicks. Try again checking voltage and it drops to 11.6. Not a bad drop. But the lights and everything go out when it clicks. Try a couple times and the cables are hot....


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
buscuit88 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Year: 1985
Model: GL1200 Interstate
Posts: 76
Starting issue..

Just pulled the plugs and she turned over like new. Flooded crank case? No gas in the tank....

Checked the oil. Little gassy but not terrible. And about half above the full on the “flat” spot if the stick


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
buscuit88 is online now  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-05-2018, 10:20 PM
Average Goldwing Rider
 
JamesPal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA
Year: 1972, 1981, 1985
Make: CB450, GL1100, GL1200I
Model: K5, Standard, Interstate
Posts: 1,014
12.3 volts indicates the battery is in a pretty low charge state. There may not be enough umph left to get it to turn over more than once. Temperature will affect it.

Jim Palmer
Current rides:
\'85 GL1200I Garage Find
\'81 GL1100 Std
\'72 CB450K5
My \'81 Restoration:
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.
JamesPal is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 05:33 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Year: 1985
Model: GL1200 Interstate
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesPal View Post
12.3 volts indicates the battery is in a pretty low charge state. There may not be enough umph left to get it to turn over more than once. Temperature will affect it.


Alrighty. I’ll throw it on the charger today. It’s the battery out of my camper. Prolly needs a good charge anyways


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
buscuit88 is online now  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 07:12 AM
Senior Member
 
OldSchool_IsCool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Year: 1982
Model: Interstate
Posts: 2,442
Garage
After pulling the plugs, did any of the cylinders spit any liquid when you hit the starter?

Bruce

Current Bikes:
---------------------
74 CB750 K4
77 CB550 K3
82 CM250C
82 GL1100 Interstate w/ Auburn Gemini (doublewide) Sidecar

Past Bikes:
------------------
What?? SELL a bike??

------------------
Can I have a motorcycle when I get old enough?
If you take care of it.
What do you have to do?
Lots of things. You've been watching me.
Will you show me all of them?
Sure.
Is it hard?
Not if you have the right attitudes. Its having the right attitudes that's hard.


PGR since 2011
OldSchool_IsCool is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-06-2018, 07:14 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Year: 1985
Model: GL1200 Interstate
Posts: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by OldSchool_IsCool View Post
After pulling the plugs, did any of the cylinders spit any liquid when you hit the starter?


No. Which I anticipated...


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
buscuit88 is online now  
Reply

  Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums > Forums > General Motorcycle Discussion 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 wing is starting to have trouble starting up '84 Gl1200 I crimsonwing Goldwing Technical Forum 15 06-29-2017 02:50 PM
GL1500 Starting Issue stickyfingers Goldwing Technical Forum 28 07-03-2008 10:59 AM
84 GL1200 Aspy Starting Issue / Charging Issue PTK502 Goldwing Technical Forum 18 04-18-2008 06:40 PM
Starting Issue detroitwing Goldwing Technical Forum 3 09-05-2007 09:29 PM
Audio System plus Starting Issue Brian K Goldwing Technical Forum 5 07-06-2007 10:18 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