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Problem resolved :
It seems that My Reverse is working normally now- Time will tell all I suppose But it seems like the solenoid was not carrying the load and was kicking out after reverse was engaged for just a moment. The more times I pushed the start button the longer the "working" time would be ( did this on the center stand )
Today - (on the center stand) I used reverse for a full minute continuously.
 

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But it seems like the solenoid was not carrying the load and was kicking out after reverse was engaged for just a moment.
If that was the case it wouldn't start if it had to crank more than a second.
 

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Is it not a Two Pole solenoid? - I think the "Start the bike" side of the solenoid is functional when the reverse lever is not engaged - and vise versa
 

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Is it not a Two Pole solenoid? - I think the "Start the bike" side of the solenoid is functional when the reverse lever is not engaged - and vise versa
It works the same for starting or reverse, it simply engages the starter. Control of the ground is the only difference.
 

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Discussion Starter · #25 ·
Well... All I really did was engage reverse A Lot Of Times while on the center stand and the starter solenoid stayed engaged for longer and longer intervals .. Today I seems to be working normally, I even backed it Up my driveway for 50 feet with no issues.
-Jeff
 

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Discussion Starter · #26 ·
I must have "exercised" something else in the circuit - revived something that was on the edge of failing??
 

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Lack of use seems to be the thing that takes out more GoldWing systems rather than high use. Regular exercising of all the switches and features keeps them working.
 

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I make it a point to use Reverse every time I ride.
the bike is nosed up against the wall, or curb/kerb and it is required to backup before riding :)

never once, had a problem with Reverse on a '94, '98, or '02
they want exercise, that's all, just exercise. 🛵
 

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Same with cruise control, hazard flashers, and mute buttons. Use 'em or lose 'em.
 

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Well then, I'll keep "exercising" it then.
Maybe I should exercise the entire bike more than 2000 miles a year!
 

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I do wish you people would stop swearing at me and using that horrible e word, my legs are for resting on footpegs nothing else!
 

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Discussion Starter · #32 ·
Exercise Exercise Exercise

-hee hee
 
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