Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Postby Hagafan » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:40 am

My clutch on my 84DL bites right by the handlebar, is this normal or is my clutch on it's way out? Being hydraulic I presume there is no adjustment. What is normal mileage for clutches on GL1200?

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Re: Clutch

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:58 am

Not normal.Mine starts to pull about half stroke.First thing is to flush all the fluid using a brake vacuum hand tool.Just a little air in the line can cause this problem.Normal life..?..My 81 had 158000 miles and still had no problems.I've heard over 200,000 is not uncommon either.Run it like a drag bike and blow the clutch up next weekend too.

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