goldwing h39 clutch


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goldwing h39 clutch

Postby robertdawber » Wed Mar 10, 2010 7:23 pm



Two things-
My clutch is not shifting or shifting with force.
Any thoughts?-I did order a new cable-but, not sure that is the issue.
So, two things-
how difficult is it to place this in if need be:
goldwing h39 clutch

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1983-honda-gl1100-gl-1100-goldwing-h39-clutch_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQhashZitem439c298ae4QQitemZ290382777060QQptZMotorcyclesQ5fPartsQ5fAccessories#ht_640wt_939

Also-when I was changing the oil last the piggyback bolt broke off so I replaced the whole thing with a simple drain plug. The bolt that came out had a series of holes in the shaft....there is a dipstick on the bike.
Should I have not placed a normal plug in and could this contribute to the issue?
Thanks Folks
Bob



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Re: goldwing h39 clutch

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:34 pm

That eBay auction is for an entire clutch basket and plates. In order to put that in your bike, you have to pull the whole engine out. You can replace just the plates without pulling the engine, however.

What is it that your clutch isn't doing? Is it slipping?

As for the drain plug, as long as the plug is solid, no oil is leaking out, and there's no danger of it coming out while riding, then you're good. Having a drain plug come out while riding can be lethal, as it will cover both your front and rear wheels in slippery oil, and you WILL go down.

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Re: goldwing h39 clutch

Postby robertdawber » Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:46 pm

Thanks for taking the time to look at the auction.
I was hoping it was a simple transfer without taking the engine out.
The clutch feels jammed-it is really hard to move. I flushed the engine and changed the oil-running into the issue I wrote (with the drain plug) and then it the clutch has felt hard to shift.at times I cannot get the bike to shift at all.
I am going to try the cable first....any thoughts?

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Re: goldwing h39 clutch

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:23 pm

Is the clutch lever really stiff? That's the problem you're having? If so, definitely, first thing to try is to replace the clutch cable.

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Re: goldwing h39 clutch

Postby robertdawber » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:44 am

Thanks for the reply
I will give that a shot. The cable will be here in a few days or so and will let you know either way.
The lever is tight and not at all smooth.

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Re: goldwing h39 clutch

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:02 pm

You might want to disconnect the clutch cable from the clutch end - see How to replace your clutch cable for details - and see if the lever is still stiff. If so, then you know for sure that it's the cable, and not the clutch.




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