Noisy Clutch

Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Motorcycle: 1980 Gl1100

Noisy Clutch

Post by DAVEO1100 » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:12 pm

I have a 1980 GL1100. The clutch is engaging hard in first and second gear. It is also making a rattling sound when engaging in third and fourth. Is this an indication that the clutch is going? Thanks for your help!

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Re: Noisy Clutch

Post by moffat » Thu Jul 25, 2013 8:38 am

You can remove the clutch cover at the back of the engine easily with the correct long socket spanners.
You may have a defective clutch spider plate centre bearing or even may have a broken clutch spring retaining plate which is made of aluminium and has to be carefully tightened down. remove the clutch cover , have a look, take action and refit with a new gasket.
Better do the with the bike on the side stand as the main stand gets in the way

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