clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82


Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
  • Sponsored Links
Raj
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
Motorcycle: 82 aspencade 1100

clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82

Postby Raj » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:16 pm



On winterizing your Wing, clutch fluid was mentioned. Just wondering where and how this is done??



User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:09 pm

Raj wrote:On winterizing your Wing, clutch fluid was mentioned. Just wondering where and how this is done??


On your GL1100, you don't...you have a cable clutch. :) But you can lubricate your clutch cable! :)

Raj
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
Motorcycle: 82 aspencade 1100

Re: clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82

Postby Raj » Sun Dec 07, 2014 7:40 pm

I have read that acertain type of engine oil is required for the clutch
to work properly. Would you recomend sythetic in an old Wing?

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:20 am

Raj wrote:I have read that acertain type of engine oil is required for the clutch
to work properly. Would you recomend sythetic in an old Wing?


Correct. You don't want to use any engine oil that contains friction modifiers, as the large majority of automotive engine oils do. Any quality motorcycle oil will work fine, synthetic or non. I tried quite a few different oils on my GL1100, the one it seemed to like best was Valvoline.


Raj
Posts: 32
Joined: Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:17 pm
Location: Grande Prairie Alberta Canada
Motorcycle: 82 aspencade 1100

Re: clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82

Postby Raj » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:43 pm

Thanks for the recomendation, sounds like motor oil can be a "never ending story". I'll go with your choice then.
I read in one of your replies about a good HONDA CLEANER, but can't remember the exact name of the product. Can you refresh my memory.?

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:14 am

Raj wrote:Thanks for the recomendation, sounds like motor oil can be a "never ending story". I'll go with your choice then.
I read in one of your replies about a good HONDA CLEANER, but can't remember the exact name of the product. Can you refresh my memory.?


Not quite sure which cleaner you're talking about, I can think of a couple, but I suspect the one you're looking for is the one I mentioned in my Winterization article, and it is called Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish.

User avatar
HawkeyeGL1200
Posts: 918
Joined: Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:53 am
Location: Courtland, Va.
Motorcycle: 1984 GL1200 Interstate
1981 GL1100 Interstate

Re: clutch fluid, where and how to change on Gl 1100A 82

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:06 pm

Just a "fun fact" about engine oil. The Japanese Engine Oil Standards (JASO) are specific and you can look the up if you want, to determine what they are and what they mean. The fact often left out of these discussion regarding engine oil for use in motorcycles is, MANY oils "designed" to be used in automobiles meet or exceed the JASO standards already... they just haven't been submitted for testing in accordance with the JASO Standards, and therefore are not permitted to apply the JASO label to the outside of the containers in which they are sold.

I look at the original specifications set forth by Honda for the engine in my motorcycle and I see that the oil I currently use exceeds that rating and then I am happy with the choice of an engine oil that I am using.

It is recommended that we do not use "Energy Conserving" oil(s) in motorcycles that have the engine parts, transmission parts and clutch in a shared housing. Aside from that, I can see no reason to use a high quality oil of sufficient viscosity to put in the "sump" on the engine/transmission in my Goldwing(s). I know this is a point that others will disagree with, and I respect their right to disagree with me. I also accept the possibility that I might be WRONG... but will continue to use what are commonly referred to as "Heavy Duty Motor Oils" in my motorcycles, with what I feel are great results.

Of course, if you or anyone else wants to use JASO rated oil exclusively, I would applaud you for sticking to your conviction on the subject as well. You can't go wrong with JASO rated oil. I am just of the opinion that there are other options available to us.


I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.


Return to “GL1100 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Brandwatch [Bot], PhotoDoctor and 2 guests