Possible clutch problems


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Possible clutch problems

Postby dbenson » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:42 pm



I have a 77 gl 1000 and the other day the tire blew out, in my effort to get it off the road i saw it smoking. when i got the tire fixed the bike would not move. i can put it in first gear and start the bike without even pulling in the clutch, as well as shift through all the gears and the bike does not even stall or jump. my car knowledge tells me that its the clutch, do I have to pull out the hole motor just to look at it



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Re: Possible clutch problems

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:54 pm

Split the system.
engine shut off.
Center stand it,put it in first gear.
Pull the rubber boot loose at the rear of the engine,right side.
Rotate the rear tire and see if the u joint is turning.
This will tell if the problem is in the engine or the rear end.

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Re: Possible clutch problems

Postby portugeezer » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:46 pm

Make sure to look at the shaft itself. The U joint on it has a spring clip that holds it together and those clips pop off or break. I'll bet that is your problem!

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Re: Possible clutch problems

Postby portugeezer » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:47 pm

Also make sure the final drive is seated all the way in.

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Re: Possible clutch problems

Postby portugeezer » Fri Sep 13, 2013 12:52 pm

I'm assuming the flat was a rear tire and the wheel came off for repair. Is that correct? What was smoking?

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Re: Possible clutch problems

Postby dbenson » Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:53 pm

Ok on the center stand the shaft turns while in first gear,I don't see anything disconnected on it.

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Re: Possible clutch problems

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Sep 17, 2013 7:52 am

Output Shaft turns with the rear wheel...engine off and in first gear...
I'm not sure if this will help but,just in front of the rubber boot,same side,is a cover plate.
About 2" X 4" with 4 bolts.Its an inspection cover.
Take a look.I think its the output gear that connects the transmission to the output shaft.
Ill post some pix as soon as I can get to the main computer.
If it does not turn under the same test,the output shaft or its parts are broken.
The gear connects to the transmission.

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Re: Possible clutch problems

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:10 am

Here's a print to help identify the parts involved.
while in gear and turning the rear wheel,the gear behind the inspection plate should turn...If not,that shaft may have stripped splines....




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