Cluth Issue


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Keven6
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Cluth Issue

Postby Keven6 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:13 pm



I have a 1986 Honda goldwing 1200. I have no clutch. I cleaned out the master, bleed the line and still nothing. Any Ideas of what it might be or what else I should do?



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rfoley
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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby rfoley » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:59 pm

more infor. was u riding has the bike been setting need some history
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Keven6
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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby Keven6 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 6:19 pm

Bike has been sitting for a year. It was creeping last year. Drove it to the garage this year then went to move it and lost it then.

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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby rfoley » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:18 pm

r u getting any fulid out when u bleed the cyl
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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby Keven6 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:34 pm

Yes I was getting some before and after I cleaned it out. It is coming out good. I even got it out of the bonjo nuts.

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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby Old Fogey » Sun May 01, 2011 7:01 am

Let's get more specific.
Does the clutch lever pull back with no resistance?
Is the clutch lever solid so you can't move it?
Do you mean you cannot get the clutch to free? ie. you can't get it into gear, or out of gear once it's in.
Or is it that you have no drive through the clutch? ie. with the engine running, you put it into gear and get no drive.

When i converted mine to hydro, it took forever to get the air out of the system. Plus if it's been sitting for a while the clutch plates can get gummy and stick together.
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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby Willy447 » Wed May 04, 2011 12:01 am

One of the best ways to get air out of hydraulic clutch system is to use a small hand held vacuum pump like a mityvac. Clutch systems seem to be the most stubborn to get bled completely :x if that is what is giving you trouble.
Apply a small amount of vacuum at the clutch master cylinder with the bleeder closed and release it. Repeat until the lever operation feels normal. Hope this helps.

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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby Keven6 » Wed May 04, 2011 8:37 am

The clutch handle dose pull back with no resistance. I can get it into gear with out the clutch. Can't get it out tho with out shutting it down. I was going to try to use a hand pump to see if that would get any air out and see what happens. I'm hoping that this will work.

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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby rfoley » Wed May 04, 2011 8:50 pm

the clutch will on if in gear and motor running when u relase it does the bike roll if this is true and it stop when you pull the handle them let me know what is going on
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joew7139
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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby joew7139 » Fri May 06, 2011 4:16 pm

My 85 GL1200A did the same thing when I was getting it ready to ride this year. I had to rebuild the clutch slave cylinder to get it to work. Removing and reinstalling the slave cylinder was a pain in the a** but the clutch works great now.

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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby Keven6 » Fri May 06, 2011 4:37 pm

Kudos to Willy474. I had used a hand pump to bleed the system and now it works great. Thanks for all the help.

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Re: Cluth Issue

Postby Willy447 » Sat May 07, 2011 10:33 pm

Keven, you might consider flushing the front and rear brake fluid also. Prevention is definately the best way to avoid problems on the road or at the most inopportune times!! Ride safe :D




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