1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder


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1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby Rednaxs60 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:47 pm



To the forum - intend rebuild and bleed of clutch system, but cannot break one of the clutch master cylinder cover screws loose. Any suggestions? Think I might have to drill and tap. Cheers


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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby HALBUDD » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:41 pm

I would not drill it, get a impact screw driver and try it. Tapp it lightly and let it back the screw out I had the same problem on my 84 and 85 but got them lose using the impact screw driver. Good luck---------------------------------Hal
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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:01 am

And make sure you are using a JIS screwdriver - regular philips screwdriver will not give you enough torque to break it free.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby geraldm » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:03 am

WingAdmin wrote:And make sure you are using a JIS screwdriver - regular philips screwdriver will not give you enough torque to break it free.

A former honda dealer I know and visit with from time to time Has told me the same thing , He made it very clear that if using regular screw drivers , expect lots of stripped screw heads , he claims that the heads on these screws ( Honda Bikes ) and most probably all Japanese products , I found the same to be true with the Mazda RX7 ,, are deeper and a little different size star shape . .. ( after buying my old wing that was the first thing he mentioned ) Geraldm

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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby Rednaxs60 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:38 am

Thanks to all for your comments and information. Was able to get the offending screw out of the clutch master cylinder this weekend. Had stripped it, so bought a set of easy outs, did some drilling and kept pounding on the easy out. Now have to replace the screw(s), and will be buying a set of JIS screwdrivers.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby twocams » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:00 pm

Over the past 40+ yrs I have had only 15 or is it 16 motorcycles. And one screw that I almost couldn't get out. So every bike that I take the clutch or brake cover screws out. I use just a dab of antiseize on the screw threads. This helps to keep the metal screw from seizing to the aluminum master cylinder body. :shock: But also use on lots of other stuff that doesnt require any certain torque. I always put antiseize on spark plug threads. Reason? Almost pulled the threads on a very expensive motorcycle head one time.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby Rednaxs60 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 2:23 pm

Twocams - anti-seize is well worth the price of the small container. Using it as I go, also going to get a set of those JIS screw drivers. haven't used on spark plugs, but since I will be taking the plugs out to check the compression, will use on install. Replaced the plugs in December so the plugs should come out easy. As an aside, love the Grants Pass area. Cheers

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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby twocams » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:46 pm

Ernest,
Im going to make it to BC some day. But like everything else in life....dont have the time or dont have the money. :lol:
If you're ever in the area send me a note.

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Re: 1985 GL1200 LE Clutch Master Cylinder

Postby Rednaxs60 » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:10 pm

Twocams - understand the time and money. For me it's the exchange right now, ouch!!!

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