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Clutch

Postby goldwing_rider » Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:12 am



I rode to a doctors appointment and on the way home on the freeway I must of hit something and went down with my bike and mashed my left arm pretty good but walked away, the bike wasn't banged up that bad at all but now I can't seem to get it into first gear any idea's? thanks.



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Re: Clutch

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:12 pm

First, glad to hear you didn't come out too bad from your spill!

Next...what kind of bike is it?

Will it go into any gear other than first? Is it in neutral now? You said "Clutch" in the subject - are you having problems with the clutch? Or just saying that's why you can't get it into gear? Is there any obvious damage to the bike?

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Re: Clutch

Postby goldwing_rider » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:03 pm

Hi.

Duh sorry about that, I have a 83 GL1100 it will shift into 2nd,3rd ,4th and OD just not first, the bike itself isn't that bad a shape just scratchs more then anything and the shifter was bent but not bad, hav since strighted it out.

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Re: Clutch

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:21 pm

I'm guessing that the problem might be a bent shifter fork rather than a clutch problem, if you can shift into all the other gears. It can happen if the shifter gets a good whack when the bike does down (I'm assuming it went down on the left side).

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Re: Clutch

Postby goldwing_rider » Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:43 pm

Yes it did go down on the left side, roughly how expensive would it be have it repaired?

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Re: Clutch

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:46 pm

You know, I couldn't really say...it's been so many years since I actually had a bike repaired somewhere instead of doing it myself, I don't really know what it would cost.

The engine would have to come out, which isn't that big a deal on a GL1100. If it is a shifter fork, you'll pay much more for labor than for the part itself.

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Re: Clutch

Postby MSGT-R » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:39 pm

If the shifter arm was bent, then it's a good chance that the shifter shaft was bent also. That may be what's causing the problem, but we are both guessing over the internet.. You need a tech to take a look at it.
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Re: Clutch

Postby goldwing_rider » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:34 pm

Thanks,

I'm taking it in on thursday.




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