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Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:35 pm



This may seem silly but i dont know whats going on here. So i was playing around with the neutral light by shifting between the gears when i noticed that the back tire is still locked even when i pull the clutch in... I have the bike on its stand and it isnt on. I know the clutch works cause i rode the bike off the trailer and into my driveway. Is it just doing this because the bike is off or am i screwed?



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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby MJSantos » Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:39 pm

Sometimes when they are not running you can get a neutral indication but it's still in gear. POP it down into 1st then go for neutral again might take a few tries but it will go to neutral.

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:17 pm

no no my question is why is the wheel not turning when its in gear and the clutch is engaged
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:23 pm

tallman21: are you saying that when your bike is on center stand and in gear with the clutch released your back wheel is not turning. Need more info. please. And welcome to the site Hal
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:28 pm

yea sorry its in the first post. the bike is on the stand and i am rotating the tire by hand. when its in gear say first
and i pull the clutch. the wheel still doesnt turn.....

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:37 pm

OK you are turning the rear wheel by hand and it is moving while in 1st gear right? but bike is not running ? Is the clutch ingaged or are you pulling it in?
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:45 pm

ok lol no.

bike is on stand

when the bike is in neutral the back tire spins (as it should)

When the bike is in 1st -5th gear and the clutch is NOT engaged, the tire does not spin (as it shouldnt)

anytime the bike is in one of these gears and i engage the clutch, the back tire still does not spin.

see?

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:47 pm

tallman I sent you a PM look in your box has my ph# Hal
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:59 pm

sounds like the clutch is dragging a little. It would do this if the bike has been sitting for awhile,cluthch plates sticking together .

When the bike is on the ground,in gear,clutch pulled,engine off can you roll the bike easily? yes? good no problem
With bike in gear,clutch pulled in ,engine running does the bike want to creep forward? yes? clutch cable might need adjusting.too much slack. No? sticky clutch plates. Dose the engine oil with Seafoam,change oil and filter and ride the wheels off it.
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:00 pm

ok got it now with bike in gear you pull the clutch in the wheel will not spin freely. Sounds like your clutch needs to be bled might have air in line or low on fluid.Could also be your clutch master cylinder,nothing to bad so far Hal PS thanks RoadRogue My Bad 1980 does not have hydraulic clutch. So never mind!lol Hal
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby RoadRogue » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:10 pm

1980 gl1100 has cable operated clutch not hydraulic
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:30 pm

awesome thanks guys. looks like the cable is a lil slack ill have to tinker with that tomorrow. and rogue i have the bike indoors but ill try to see if it rolls with the clutch in while in gear. thanks for the call hal!

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:56 pm

tallman21 I see pictures good going keep us up dated,and more pictures good luck Hal PS go to goldwing chrome web site upload shop manual for your bike.
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:15 pm

i threw some pictures up from when i bought the bike haha. i will keep you guys updated on the clutch

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:29 pm

tallman nice!pics now I know why you could not get out and ride lots of snow HAHA Hal
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:51 pm

ok so i adjusted the cable so theres no slack. i can turn the wheel when the clutch is engaged now but it turns real hard.

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:45 pm

tallman21 If you put her in neutral try turning the wheel by hand if it feels hard to turn it could be the axle bolt is to tight or possibly your bearings . Have you checked the differential fluid,look in the fill hole you can also see your gears when your turning it they should look nice and clean, could still be a clutch adjustment issue. Hal
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:07 pm

yea it turns real easy in neutral. i adjusted the cable and that made it a lil better. feels like the plates are sticking together

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby HALBUDD » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:10 pm

Guess once you get a chance to get out and run some SEAFOAM in the engine it will help with the clutch until then keep up the good work Hal
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:25 pm

bought some today ;)

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby cbach1981 » Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:41 pm

woohoo! another "Mainah"! Welcome aboard tallman! If you need a shop manual let me know. I posted links to download a pdf version of the honda service manual a while back, can dig the link out again if you need it> :D
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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:54 pm

yesssah! haha thanks! i ordered a hard copy online and just got it the other day but thank you! are you from maine? ive been trying to figure out who is in the area.

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby cbach1981 » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:17 pm

yeah, from Maine. Sugarloaf is in my backyard!
    You only need two tools in life - wd-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the wd-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape!

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby tallman21 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:59 am

really? i used to live in stratton. 7 miles from there!

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Re: Tran Question 1980 gl1100

Postby cbach1981 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:58 pm

You must know where Mt Abram High is then, as it serves Stratton. I built a place across from the high school.


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