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    Default GL1800 starter issue ???

    Symptoms:
    On occasion it will not crank or do anything. Headlamps dim out but nothing. Also on occasion it will not stay in reverse, rolls a foot and then knocks itself out of reverse.

    The owner had replace 2 solenoids, battery and handlebar switch assembly.

    The owner presented the GL1800 Motor Trike to me to check over and see if I could fix it. It was unclear who had been doing the repairs but I suspect it was he. We tested the trike on numerous occasions and could not get a failure.

    Today, I went to start it and it happened. All of the symptoms. We determined it was one of the solenoids. Upon inspection, he had only replaced one of the solenoids. I asked him about it today and he said he replaced one on 2 separate occasions.

    Diagnosis:
    I would suggest that anyone replacing either the A or B solenoid, replace both since they rely on each other and one can damage the other.

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    Good advice Jim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bazooka View Post
    Good advice Jim.

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    I fully agree! Especially in our trike configuration. Getting to those solinoids is a job as a two wheeler. As a trike it's a real job. I did both a few years ago on my '06 Motor Trike. Had the exact symptom....
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    Please enlighten us mechanical newbs: which two relays are you talking about and where exactly are they located? How to identify?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhgoldwing View Post
    Please enlighten us mechanical newbs: which two relays are you talking about and where exactly are they located? How to identify?
    Starter Relay Switch A and B relays. They are below and behind the battery. Here is a page out of my '06 shop manual that will help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gold Rush View Post
    Starter Relay Switch A and B relays. They are below and behind the battery. Here is a page out of my '06 shop manual that will help.
    Thanks much.
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