Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100


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Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby prc » Thu May 31, 2012 12:26 pm



Is it possible to replace the clutch plates and springs while the engine is still in the frame?

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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby WingAdmin » Thu May 31, 2012 4:02 pm

Yes. The only part of the clutch that can't be replaced with the engine in the frame is the outer drum.

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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby RBGERSON » Thu May 31, 2012 6:57 pm

But it's a very tight space to work and you remove plates a few at a time..almost easier to remove the engine very simple process with the subframe piece out.
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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:30 am

And while it's out you could check and repair, clean, rebuild lot of other stuff more easily as preventive measures.
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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby moffat » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:44 am

Make sure you put the clutch plates back in the correct order and the correct way as per the maintenance manual.

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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby prc » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:42 pm

RBGERSON,
Thanks for the input, Im still hesitant to go about removing the engine at this time, you must know how I think because wanting to clean, service and renew all the stuff I can get to while the engine is out is exactly my style, to the point that i will be in the garage all Summer instead of riding. :lol: Still, I think its best to wait until Fall to do that if I dont have to right now.
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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby prc » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:49 pm

moffat,
OK, I will be sure to mind my clutch plates if and when I tackle that job, thanks for the tip, this is the type of info that really pays off when the time comes. Thank you.
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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby moffat » Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:26 am

I made a big mistake when I had my engine out. I asked a lot of experts on what heat resistant paint to use and painted it with engine special silver paint to make it look nice and new.
Not knowing much about paint I did not spray protective laquar over the paint and spilled petrol out of the fuel filler overflow pipe on to the engine and off came the silver paint!!!!
Why do I always learn the hard way?

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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby prc » Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:40 pm

Thats a bummer, painting has never been my forte and am wanting my Goldwing to be a different color soon. dont know what to do
Its too expensive to pay a shop and Im just not a good painter, we will see.
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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:49 pm

check with Macco or someplace like that..if you do all the prep which is key..painting shoudl be too much for the amount of plastic on a bike.

Lots of expert painters here with good advice..key is prep..clean sandn clean sand..and one more time..then paint. Even rattle can can come out very nice if prep is excellent.
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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby prc » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:43 am

Ahh yes, the art of sanding, something I have never considered myself good at.
At this point Im thinking that I might pick up some old fenders and side covers to try my skills in my spare time without sidelining my bike.
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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby moffat » Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:15 am

I was only talking about the silver paint on the Engine being eaten off by Gasoline as I did not put a clear coating on after the paint as it fitted the subject . :shock:

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Re: Replace clutch plates and springs 82 GL1100

Postby Wingsconsin » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:05 am

prc wrote:moffat,
OK, I will be sure to mind my clutch plates if and when I tackle that job, thanks for the tip, this is the type of info that really pays off when the time comes. Thank you.
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