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hogman
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Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100I

clutch

Postby hogman » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:54 pm



Need help with 82 GL1100I clutch. Bike has set up for 10+ years. Clutch will not engage under load when lever pulled. Cable in good shape and pulls lever to clutch housing. Bike will go through gears on center stand. Bad plates or pressure plate?



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RoadRogue
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Re: clutch

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:00 am

sounds like plates are just stuck together,they have after all been sitting for ten years.I assume that the clutch lever feels normal. You could try to start the bike in gear and see if the starter will crack them loose.If that fails then you may try,with the bike on the center stand, running in first gear pull in the clutch and step on the rear brake. you may stall the engine a few times but sooner or later you should be able to shock the clutch into freeing up.
Hope this helps
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: clutch

Postby dingdong » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:15 am

You might try Seafoam Engine Treatment in with the oil. 1 1/2 oz per qt is recommended. Follow the directions on the can. It can free up the clutch plates.
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hogman
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Re: clutch

Postby hogman » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:39 am

RoadRogue wrote:sounds like plates are just stuck together,they have after all been sitting for ten years.I assume that the clutch lever feels normal. You could try to start the bike in gear and see if the starter will crack them loose.If that fails then you may try,with the bike on the center stand, running in first gear pull in the clutch and step on the rear brake. you may stall the engine a few times but sooner or later you should be able to shock the clutch into freeing up.
Hope this helps

Thanks for info. Put back together and staring working.

hogman
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Re: clutch

Postby hogman » Tue Jul 19, 2011 6:40 am

dingdong wrote:You might try Seafoam Engine Treatment in with the oil. 1 1/2 oz per qt is recommended. Follow the directions on the can. It can free up the clutch plates.

Thanks. will add to take care of.




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