1983 1100A GoldWing Aspencade


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1983 1100A GoldWing Aspencade

Postby micbery » Fri May 18, 2012 4:00 pm



Hello All

I was adjusting my clutch for a long weekend trek and see that I will have to use the remainder from below to pick up the cable slack. Does this mean what I think it might mean .. that it is time for a new clutch?

Or maybe a new cable? If a new clutch is the case, I notice there are no 'how to articles' on this.

Any input would be appreciate. And enjoy your long weekend !!



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Re: 1983 1100A GoldWing Aspencade

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 18, 2012 4:57 pm

Are you having problems with your clutch slipping?

Are you having a problem where the cable isn't long enough, or it's too long?

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Re: 1983 1100A GoldWing Aspencade

Postby micbery » Fri May 18, 2012 8:24 pm

There is no slipping, but the cable does seem to be to long. I guess they stretch overtime, possible a new cable would help

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Re: 1983 1100A GoldWing Aspencade

Postby goldminerusa » Fri May 18, 2012 10:01 pm

How many threads are showing "from below" ? If there are 5 showing, using 2-3 should get you thru the weekend. If there are 2-3 showing go easy on the clutch or take the car.

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Re: 1983 1100A GoldWing Aspencade

Postby micbery » Sat May 19, 2012 2:02 pm

It looks like I am on the last of the threads ... if the cable has stretched over time I might be to go back to where it was? it almost seems like that threaded rod should have been a little longer on the bottom end. As it looks this way on the 82 s but not so on the 83.

cheers,m

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Re: 1983 1100A GoldWing Aspencade

Postby goldminerusa » Sat May 19, 2012 7:07 pm

What problem(s) are you actually experiencing? Slipping under acceleration? Not engaging or disengaging? On my 82 standard, the fine adjustment is at the lever end of the cable. (left grip) Exposing more thread here will lenghten the cable, meaning that if i loosen the upper nut at the lower bracket the cable should move toward the pavement giving me a little more adjustability at the expense of (grip) lever free play. The problem then becomes hard shifting. Remember the outer cable (the cover) is what gets adjusted, the inner cable does the work. The cable on my bike has 2-3"`s extra length next to the steering neck. The honda manual says the lever(grip) needs 8-10 mm of free play. Installing a new cable is cheaper than a clutch, so if theres no way to adjust anymore, the new cable help solve the problem. And replacing a clutch without a new cable is 1/2 the job.




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