New problem with wing


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s10hornet
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New problem with wing

Postby s10hornet » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:13 am



Had a starting issue that was resolved thanks to some good advice from virgilmobile. Now a new problem.
Once we had the bike running it was time for a test ride. Rolled it out to the driveway, started it up, pulled in the clutch, put it in gear and it lunged and quit. It was as if there was no clutch at all. Don't here any strange noises.

I put the bike on the center stand, started it and put it in first gear. No strange noises. Adjusted the clutch cable, same problem. Clutch lever pull feels normal. I know I'm going to have to pull the engine to tear into the clutch but could it be so fried that it isn't working at all?



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Re: New problem with wing

Postby s10hornet » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:17 am

I should add that this engine came out of a bike that had been sitting for a long, long time.

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Re: New problem with wing

Postby SteveB123 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:36 am

Had the exact same issue with mine this year. Your clutch plates are stuck.

Get it on the centre stand, running, and click into gear. Pull the clutch, and stomp the rear brake. Eventually, the plates will free up.

I was all ready for my first ride of the season, after ignition and carb rebuild, bike warmed up, jacket on...flop it off the centre stand, pull clutch, click first to move it out of the garage...lunge-die.

and again,....and again. roll back into the garage, and off to the usual suspects of Goldwing Google Happiness. Found the above method, which worked.

Cheers.
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Re: New problem with wing

Postby themainviking » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:17 am

And once you get the clutch plates UN stuck, add a crankcase cleaner, run it for a hundred miles, and change your oil.
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Re: New problem with wing

Postby s10hornet » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:26 am

thanks guys, I'll try both suggestions this afternoon and get back with the results.

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Re: New problem with wing

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:42 am

SteveB123 wrote:Had the exact same issue with mine this year. Your clutch plates are stuck.

Get it on the centre stand, running, and click into gear. Pull the clutch, and stomp the rear brake. Eventually, the plates will free up.

I was all ready for my first ride of the season, after ignition and carb rebuild, bike warmed up, jacket on...flop it off the centre stand, pull clutch, click first to move it out of the garage...lunge-die.

and again,....and again. roll back into the garage, and off to the usual suspects of Goldwing Google Happiness. Found the above method, which worked.

Cheers.

Now I have not heard of this before but it sounds like it would work to me and adding the engine cleaner is also really good advise, I supposed Seafoam would work good, or that Magical Marvel oil stuff..MMo or what ever it is...I bet that would help also...I would love to hear if you get this problem resolved by using these guys ideas... :D Good advise fella's...I learn something new everyday...

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Re: New problem with wing

Postby thrasherg » Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:41 am

Steve has hit it on the head. This is a common problem on all bikes if left unused for a long time. The oil gets displaced from inside the clutch and the friction plates bind to the metal plates.. As stated its easiest to put the bike on the center stand, start the engine, then put it into first gear (it will make a nasty crunch!!) then accelerate to 4000rpm, pull the clutch in and start applying the rear brake. Eventually the plates will let go and the back wheel will stop turning. Once that happens operate the clutch lever several times to get oil back into the clutch plate stack. Adding a cleaner will not do any harm..

Gary

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Re: New problem with wing

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:01 am

Same thing with me too.It's happend on every wing I've owned.

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Re: New problem with wing

Postby s10hornet » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:08 am

Many thanks to SteveB123 for the clutch advice.
One stomp on the rear brake and the problem was solved.

this forum is a great resource. :mrgreen:




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