1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave


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dhenson45
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1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave

Post by dhenson45 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:58 am



Hi all,

1986 Gl1200A clutch slave is leaking brake fluid.

My question is how difficult is it to remove and replace after repair? I haven’t started removing yet , but doesn’t appear to be much space

Any tips , special tools ? knowledge is welcome please.

BTW , bike is new to me , and my first Gold Wing. Absolutely love it



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Re: 1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave

Post by oldishwinger » Sun Jun 10, 2018 5:29 pm

its pretty tight in there so you might learn a few new swear words, lol but its doable

reaching the small bolts to unscrew them is tricky you may need a ring spanner and as small socket
putting a kit in is pretty simple, check the inner casing for pitting before putting the kit in.

putting it back in is the same tricky bits, bleeding it can be straight forward, or not and might need bleeding at the banjo bolt, or removing the bleeder.

be patient and its all good in the end.

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Re: 1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave

Post by dhenson45 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:02 pm

Thanks Oldishwinger,

Repair kit should be here tomorrow, but I may not get to it until next weekend.

Always up for new swear words so I’ll give it a go. I will also pick up or borrow a ring spanner(s) and some patience

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Re: 1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave

Post by filupsd » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:21 pm

I rebuilt mine last year and everyone is correct it is tight. I laid my bike on it’s side on foam while removing and installing. I’m sure that isn’t recommend but I have a naked bike so no damaged plastic. Be patient removing the screws and you will be fine. My best tip is go get a vacuum brake bleeder to get the air out. It saved more frustration. Then I bled all the brake lines also with fresh fluid.

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Re: 1986 GL1200A Clutch Slave

Post by Malm » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:45 am

Combine the vacuum bleeder with the speed bleeder check ball valves and bleeding clutch/brake becomes simple..... you will use a lot of brake fluid, but still....

speedbleeder.com


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