Question about 1983 Honda GL 1100 Aspencade Gold Wing
Just be a little carefull jumping of a car battery with a higher amp\hr rating than the bike battery, It will accept more amps than the bike electrical is designed to produce and can spike the regulator.
Posted on May 08, 2010
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If you push the start button and the solenoid clicks the button is good. Find the solenoid ( usually by the battery follow the positive cable.) and jump the two posts with a screw driver, piece of wire , or jumper cables if the starter now works you need a new solenoid. At this point you either have a bad battery or a bad starter. Jump the bike with a good automotive battery (can be in the car just make sure car is not running or you could damage bike.) If bike starter still does not work try new starter brushes for a Goldwing they are cheao and easy to replace. If brushes look good ( not down to wear marks ) you need a starter ( bad armature ). I'm guessing the solenoid is bad (first choice) or you need brushes. Good Luck
Posted on May 05, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like you have a discharged battery for some reason
Use jump leads, battery charger or replace it
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Posted on May 10, 2010
Put your charger on charge for a day or so ... is it a maintenance free battery? If so, charging is your only option. If you can get into the cells, you could perform a hydro test on it ... you will be looking for a number near 1300. If you don't have a hydrometer, you may want to take the battery to a auto parts store for them to test it.
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Posted on Nov 23, 2010
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