Clutch Locked


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Clutch Locked

Postby jstumbler » Tue Jun 05, 2012 8:49 pm



Alrighty. I'm going to start a new thread instead of hijacking the starter remove/rebuild/reinstall thread. And I'm going to try and keep it simple.
I just acquired my gl1100 that has been sitting for approximately 6 years. There are receipts that came with the back that show a new clutch and starter were installed just before it became a shelf in the garage. I thought I had a starter issue, but the starter spins freely, as though it is attempting to do it's job, plus it was so shiny I kinda thunk it was new, which the receipt confirmed.
Today, my bro-in-law and I changed the oil and added some seafoam in hopes of freeing up the starter clutch, but I think I have a bigger problem. The starter would not grab, and would occasionally grind something fierce, like metal gears skipping off each other.
We moved to the next option, the ol' push-start. With the bike in first, and the clutch pulled in, the bike was pert near impossible to push. Failure was not an option, so we gathered up all our gumption, and gave it one last heave. We gave the bike a good, hefty push (with the clutch held down), and the engine popped over once and the bike lurched forward about 6 inches and scared the tar out of both of us. We looked at each other and it dawned on us that the clutch is stuck engaged with the engine. Neutral is neutral, but when in gear, the clutch does not disengage when the lever is pulled. We checked the movement of the clutch lever and the arm that goes into the clutch, and both move freely. Soooooooooooooooo, the question is, what's next? We (recently) determined the engine will turnover, but with the clutch stuck in gear, the starter certainly won't turn it. Any suggestions?

Thanks.



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Re: Clutch Locked

Postby SteveB123 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:37 am

Are the reciepts for a new installed clutch, or for new clutch parts?
Just wondering if a less-than-handy PO installed the clutch himself, and got it wrong.
And so began the bikes new role as a garage shelf. :D
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Re: Clutch Locked

Postby jstumbler » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:06 am

Funny you should ask that. The receipt is hand written, and doesn't have an itemized breakdown, so I have no idea what parts and how much was paid for the clutch itself. At this point, I'm just going to disassemble/reassemble the clutch, which I'm kind of looking forward to any ways. :D

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Re: Clutch Locked

Postby dingdong » Wed Jun 06, 2012 8:27 am

After sitting that long you will probably have to go through the master cylinder and the slave cylinder. You might even try just bleeding them first.
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Re: Clutch Locked

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:03 am

dingdong wrote:After sitting that long you will probably have to go through the master cylinder and the slave cylinder. You might even try just bleeding them first.


It's an 82, so it's a cable clutch, not a hydraulic.

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Re: Clutch Locked

Postby dingdong » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:38 am

WingAdmin wrote:
dingdong wrote:After sitting that long you will probably have to go through the master cylinder and the slave cylinder. You might even try just bleeding them first.


It's an 82, so it's a cable clutch, not a hydraulic.


Oops!


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