1982 Clutch Replacement


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1982 Clutch Replacement

Postby jrowley9 » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:15 pm



I am just trying to find out how difficult it is to replace the clutch on my 1982 1100 Aspencade? I understand that as long as I don't need to replace the basket, I can just take the rear tire ad replace the clutch? How difficult is this job and how long should it take? Any pointers or tips would be greatly appreciated. I have never taken the back wheel off, so I wonder how difficult that would be? Any help appreciated.



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Re: 1982 Clutch Replacement

Postby Phavas » Tue Feb 03, 2015 11:05 am

I'm probably going to draw flack for this response but: take the engine out and do it properly. I suppose you can remove the swing-arm and get at everything but it isn't worth the hassle. I am at a loss as to how to correctly remove and re-torque the center nut with the unit in the frame and taking the engine out is no big deal: the hardest part is the little circlip on the drive shaft.
Once the engine is on the bench you can check other things like the amount of clutch guts are in the rear cover and, by removing a bunch more bolts you can take off the rear cover and service the sprague clutch.

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Re: 1982 Clutch Replacement

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:18 pm

The rear wheel is not that to remove and install: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

As for replacing the clutch, while removing the engine DOES give you better clearance to get to the clutch, the bike is designed (and the service manual recommends) for the clutch to be changed while the engine is in the bike. You do not have to remove the swingarm, just the rear wheel, which gives you access to the back of the clutch with tools.

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Re: 1982 Clutch Replacement

Postby jrowley9 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 12:45 am

I appreciate the information. Thanks!

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Re: 1982 Clutch Replacement

Postby moritz1100 » Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:29 am

Fwiw, I replaced my clutch last year without even having to remove the rear wheel. Not too difficult a job really, just be in a comfortable workspace and don't rush it..

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Re: 1982 Clutch Replacement

Postby robertdawber » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:42 pm

moritz1100 wrote:Fwiw, I replaced my clutch last year without even having to remove the rear wheel. Not too difficult a job really, just be in a comfortable workspace and don't rush it..

You do not need to remove the engine or the wheel. Follow this video and take your time!
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6905




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