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Starter replacement on 1985 Aspencade
Has anyone here changed a starter on a 1985 1200? The Clymer manual said you must remove engine from the frame because the chain and sprocket will swing to the center of the engine. I think I have a starter issue and would like to tear it down and rebuild. I really don't want to remove the engine at this time due to riding season being here.

Mike
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#1 05-05-2010, 05:11 PM,
Welcome to the site!!!!

No the engine does not need to come out...

Take a look at this thread.

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#2 05-05-2010, 05:59 PM,
You say you think you have a starter problem but aren't telling us the symptoms you're seeing.
If it's the "Whizz Bang Clunk" then see this thread <!-- l --><a class="postlink-local" href="http://gl1200goldwings.com/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6222">viewtopic.php?f=48&t=6222</a><!-- l --> and if it is, yes the fix requires engine removal.
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#3 05-05-2010, 06:27 PM,
The problem I am having with my starter is when you press the start button some times you get a click and nothing else and if you press and release several times she starts right up. The battery is good, all connections are tight and clean and I have this occasional click.
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#4 05-05-2010, 06:49 PM,
Could be just a faulty starter relay. The next time it just clicks, use a suitable size wire(cable) and bypass the relay to diagnose. Doesn't sound like your "normal" worn out starter syndrome
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#5 05-05-2010, 06:54 PM,
It could also be that the starter button needs to be cleaned. The contacts inside the button get dirty/corroded and require some "persuasion" to engage.
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#6 05-06-2010, 07:03 AM,
The clicking happened after work today, I tapped on the side of the solenoid with my fingers while pushing the start button the starter kicked in and would not stop had to disconnect the battery to stop the starter. unplugged the wires reconnected the battery plugged the wires back on and it started. drove it home and ordered new solenoid hopefully this will be the fix.

Thanks to all for your input

Mike
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#7 05-06-2010, 01:20 PM,
Replaced stater relay have stated bike several times with no problems. The original relay would not stay in the rubber mount and would cause the side cover to pop out on the back side. The new relay was installed in the rubber mount now the side cover stays on in the back so this fix helped both problems.
Thanks
Mike
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#8 05-11-2010, 06:55 PM,


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