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Click Click went the bike
So, the clicking is from the starter, not the relay or the other way around? The relay is supposed to click, but, I've never heard a GL1200 starter click. To bench test the starter simply use a 12 volt battery and use jumper cables, negative (black) on the case and positive (red) goes on the copper lug on the side of the starter. Starter should start to turn fast as soon as you contact the copper lug with the positive jumper cable. If it does not spin you need to disassemble the starter and examine everything carefully. Use a VOM (volt/ohm meter) to check for continuity of the brushes to the commutator, should be full continuity at each brush, you do this by touching the outside of the brush with one VOM lead and touching the segment on the commutator that the brush is in contact with. If a segment divider is holding the brush up and away from the commutator then you need to either have the commutator turned at a machine shop or you carefully remove the outer section of the segment divider with a tool, I use an old hacksaw blade ground down to fit the groove. Whatever you do just take off enough to make it work, otherwise the brushes will wear rapidly and do not scratch the commutator else it also will wear the brushes rapidly. Make sure the brush connectors are in their correct position, one brush is positive and the other is negative, use the VOM to make certain that the positive brush is not shorting to ground. On the outside edges of the brush plate you'll see 3 little fingers, each one of these fingers needs to be bent up or down slightly because those little fingers are what provides the grounding source for the brush plate, also clean the case where these fingers meet and contact.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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Click Click went the bike - by jaycojman43 - 08-04-2012, 01:54 PM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by admin - 08-04-2012, 06:57 PM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by neoracer - 08-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by Burnout - 08-05-2012, 06:51 AM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by jaycojman43 - 08-06-2012, 04:20 PM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by admin - 08-06-2012, 04:26 PM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by jaycojman43 - 08-07-2012, 04:47 PM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by admin - 08-07-2012, 06:56 PM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by jaycojman43 - 08-08-2012, 08:20 AM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by admin - 08-08-2012, 08:33 AM
Re: Click Click went the bike - by jaycojman43 - 08-08-2012, 06:25 PM

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