Rear wheel "clonk"


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dawntreader
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Location: Long Load, Somerset, UK
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200AF

Rear wheel "clonk"

Postby dawntreader » Sun Aug 16, 2015 8:35 am



Howzit everyone....I am a new member and also new to Goldwings too so if Ibam asking an age old question then apologies.
I havea GL1200 Aspencade 1985 with 70,000 miles on it. From cold it is fine through all the gear changes however once hot on pull away in 1st gear I get a clonk noise from the rear wheel...I checked the rear hub and drive shaft noise by spinning the motor (plugs out) in gear...no abnormal noise from either the UJ or driveshaft.
I guesx the real answer is to stripout the wheel and check it all....a bit dauntingwith the amount of chrome bits, bumber and lights.



dawntreader
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Location: Long Load, Somerset, UK
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200AF

Re: Rear wheel "clonk"

Postby dawntreader » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:41 am

Hi again
Stripped out rear drive line. All splines, UJ and rear cush drive in good condition yet Now reassembled I still get this "knock"/clunk sound when pulling away can anyone please help or advise.

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Re: Rear wheel "clonk"

Postby Rednaxs60 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:23 am

I have scoured the forums on this very issue. There appears to be many possible reasons for this issue, but no definitive answer. If your bike only does this on starting off in first, maybe the best it will get. I have the same and find that keeping the RPM up around 2000 on start minimizes the "clunk".

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dawntreader
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Re: Rear wheel "clonk"

Postby dawntreader » Tue May 03, 2016 12:50 am

Hey thanks....my only other thought is thst a clutch overhaul may solve the problem. Was thinking the "knock/clonk" may be the the clutch as you feed the lever out on pull away.




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