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Has anyone here tried one of these aftermarket starter solenoid versions?



The price is nice, maybe too nice. I figure someone here has tried one though, so I'd love some feedback.





My solenoid is about shot. I've cleaned the contacts on the starter button and all that, but sometimes I press the start button and nothing. Then I take off the left side cover, press/hold the start switch, tap the solenoid and it starts right up. I can't keep doing that though... it's really annoying (and maybe a tad embarrassing
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That looks just like one I put on my bike. So far all is well after 2,000 Miles.
 

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I don't see anything wrong with the eBay replacement you posted but if they're anything like most starter solenoids, if it will come apart easily you normally just have to clean the sliding shaft and internals, put a little bit of spray silicone lube on it, flip the contacting disc over and lightly file the contacts.



Probably more work than it's worth considering the free shipping on the eBay item. Kind of hard to build these things wrong and while you can sub in a lot of things that already has all the connectors making it basically plug and play.
 

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Should you choose to use the ebay solenoid be sure you understand the problems with it as documented in the earlier thread. Be especially careful not to plug it in backwards.



It's possible the issues with it have been corrected, but the photo on the listing makes me believe otherwise.



PhotoDoctor, was the solenoid installed on a GL500 or GL650?
 

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Oops, double post.



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Brian,



I think I've got a spare from a CX500 (should be the same?), if you want to keep it stock. I'm not sure of the condition, but it's a pretty simple swap if you'd like to try it.



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Any separate 12v solenoid will do the job. Car, M.C., tractor, whatever. Or, as Marshallf3 said, just tear down and rebuild the old one, they're usually only dirty.

Also, see my link to cheap viagra. MY LINK.
 

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If you want Viagra most any Dr will give you a sample pack for free, Cialis is far better as the half life will last you for days.

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Don't fall for the rip-off knockoff stuff, never tried it but there are warnings out for these fake drugs.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback.



I think I'll review the info from DaveF's link and then try the ebay version iff all looks good. I'm glad to see some are using them and they are holding up.



Either way, I'll probably hang onto the current one and at least find some time to take it apart. Maybe I can make a spare out of it.



Thanks All... and no need for the blue pill. Lol!
 

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I put this on my bike today. Works great.



The only thing I had to do was, according to the wiring diagrams, swap the Green/Red and Yellow Red wires in the wiring harness (not sure if it's really needed, but I didn't want to take a chance). Then, unfortunately, shaved the clip off the harness. After doing that the harness plugged right into the new solenoid... with the now missing harness clip facing the 30-Amp Fuse. Then put the new solenoid into the original solenoid boot with the fuse on back side so that the starter wires didn't have to be bent from their designed positions.



Everything works perfectly. Just thought I would polish this thread off.
 
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