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Jrmetcalf
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clutch problems

Postby Jrmetcalf » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:52 am



I have an 87 goldwing,and am wondering what to look for and repair,clutch is depressed and then starts to engage.I have to hit the kill switch.
Jim



Peppyone1955
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Re: clutch problems

Postby Peppyone1955 » Sat Nov 13, 2010 12:23 pm

Jim are you losing fluid in the clutch M/C? If so I would check the line going to the slave cylinder for leaks and the slave cylinder that operates the clutch. It could have seals going bad and leaking fluid into transmission causing clutch to start to engage. If not losing fluid I would guess the seals in the master Cylinder are going bad and letting the fluid by-pass the seals in the M/C which would cause the clutch to start to engage. Hope this helps and good luck!

Jrmetcalf
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Re: clutch problems

Postby Jrmetcalf » Sun Nov 14, 2010 9:12 am

Thanks,I See no leaks and the clutch resevior is still full.I have tried bleeding system at the slave unit with a vacum unit and refilling the resevior with no luck! I will check the clutch mastercylinder
Thanksagain Jim
If any more sugestions please respond!

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Re: clutch problems

Postby thrasherg » Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:08 pm

As you are not loosing fluid, it cannot be the slave unit leaking fluid into the engine, the only thing that can really cause the clutch to start engaging whilst the lever is pulled in and not loosing fluid has to be worn seals in the master unit (on the handlebars). I suspect an overhaul kit will fix your issue.

Jrmetcalf
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Re: clutch problems

Postby Jrmetcalf » Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:53 am

Thanks for the reply,I will do that .




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