Question about 1983 Honda GL 1100 Innerstate Gold Wing

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Bad Starter? Started up fine when cold, but with a bit of hesitation when intiatially pushing starter button. After normal driving for 7 miles and shutting down for 5 minutes, it would struggle to start turning over (more hestitation), then once it got turning, it did want to fire the engine. Next day, once cold again, it would start but there was hesitation after (what sounds like) the first turn of the starter motor. One mechanic said the starters get hot due to their location which interferes with their proper functioning. Could this be the problem and if so, might cleaning the starter motor do the trick and if so, are there instructions for doing so with a 1983 Honda Goldwing GL1100 ??

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I would put a voltmeter on my battery if i was you and bet your not putting out 13+ volts...to prove this, jump start your bike and see how quick it turns over... i would take my starter to someone who rebuilds starters and have it overhauled if the first trick doesn't work....those old big bikes take a lot of juice ! good luck to you...Tim

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