Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Motorcycle: 85 gl1200 l limited edition
i have a 85 gl1200 limited edition and the clutch quit working it will not engage i have checked the master and slave cylinders and they seem to be working fine any suggestions wil be helpful
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My first assumption would be that you have a problem with the hydraulic system,ot allowing the slave cylinder to return. I would be opening the bleed nipple on the slave cylinder to see if after some fluid came out, if the clutch started to engage. If it does then it sounds like you need to overhaul the master cylinder (dirt and crap probably in the system). If undoing the bleed bolt on the slave unit doesn't change anything, then I would assume it is a problem with the clutch mechanism and that I believe is an engine out job!! Go for the simple issues first, assume it's a problem with the hydraulic system first and try to prove/dis-prove that first.
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- Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 Limited Edition
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dgoins wrote:i have a 85 gl1200 limited edition and the clutch quit working it will not engage i have checked the master and slave cylinders and they seem to be working fine any suggestions wil be helpful
I have a LTD as well and love it, I was having some problems with my clutch this summer too.
I cracked open the bleeder valve and flushed the old hydraulic oil out and replaced it with new DOT4 oil.
and it works great now.
I was reading an article the other day that this is important to do because over time the hydraulic oil will absorb water and then the moisture in the line will expand with the heat of the engine and then make your clutch inoperable.
so it is important to replace the hydraulic oil every now and then.
hope this helps.
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