goldwig 1200 clutch

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goldwig 1200 clutch

Post by bond » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:09 pm

The clutch on my goldwing1200 has no resistance. I guess you would says it won't engage. Would could be wrong with it and how do I fix it?

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Re: goldwig 1200 clutch

Post by trike lady » Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:21 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
Hydraulic clutch; possibly air in the system or empty.
Just like brakes you bleed the system to remove trapped air.
The system may also need a good flush.
Sometimes you can have fluid in the reservoir and the level drops, the slave cylinder may need to be rebuilt.
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Re: goldwig 1200 clutch

Post by redial » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:38 pm

If you need to catch up on your clutch maintenance, then it would be a good time to flush your lines completely. It can get quite murky in there, and it is better to replace the fluid so that everything will work well, and at the same time you will be able to bleed the system of any air bubbles.

This should be done about every two years. While you are doing this maintenance, you may as well do the brakes and replace all that fluid as well - a lot of rubbish can build up without you knowing until it is too late.
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