Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000


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Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby doug76020 » Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:10 pm



Any one ever install hydraulic clutch slave cylinder on a 78 1000 ? Will the cover with hyd from one of the newer bikes fit and witch one Thanks Doug (don't ask why I'm not normal )



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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:32 pm

Do a bit of searching on this site...I seem to remember somebody using a gl1200 hydraulics on another engine..I just can't remember if it was a 1000 or 1100...Maybe look at a parts picture of each one too.Seems it was a "plug and play" job to some degree.

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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:05 am

It works. You need a 1200 slave and cover, and a clutch master. I have a kit from Sunnbobb from the NGWClub site. The stronger 1200 clutch can also fit. The engine needs to be removed to install the 1200 clutch due to its length.

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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:17 pm

Fancy..... I do love the idea though...Very creative.. hat goes off to the creative mind... :D

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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:03 pm

The GL1200 clutch fitted to my GL1000

http://www.wingovations.com/hydraulic-1 ... 4579471097
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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:17 pm

ha ha ha I'll be darn,,, that's is just cool....Very clever..... :lol:

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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby motorcyclemedic » Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:12 am

I just finished doing this exact mod on my 75 wing- If you google search Gl1000 hydraulic clutch, it should pick up the guy that did it originally- I put a GL1200 clutch in mine- using the entire clutch assembly from an 84 GL1200- as well as the clutch cover, slave cyl, also from an 84 GL1200-(only the 84 GL1200 cover fits the GL1000) the master cyl is from an 85 wing, I had a local hyd. hose co. make the 60 inch hose - you have to cut down the clutch rod, and make a centering bushing (keeps the clutch rod centered in the release bearing-may not be needed, but I did it anyway)- My set up works perfect- two finger pull, smooth shifting- just like my 85 Aspencade. Must pull the engine- and cannot work on the clutch with engine installed. If you need more info, let me know- I'm at work-don't have my books /info with me- but I can put you in contact with the guy that had the original idea- Thanks - Dennis in Anchorage Ak

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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby sfruechte » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:48 am

What is the advantage to a hydraulic clutch? Especially on an older bike. The older my bike gets, the less I like brake fluid, anywhere.

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Re: Hydrolic cluth on a 78 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:01 pm

Removal if cable breaks on the road is one item. Yes, you can carry a spare cable.

Those of us changing, are also putting in a 1200 clutch, which is stronger and has more lifespan.

Then there is an effort improvement which is small with a new cable, but the difference gets higher when the cable looses lub.




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