Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readout???


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Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readout???

Postby omegarecs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:31 pm



Greetings, I have a 1996 GL 1500 with 74k on it and I have three questions. #1 how many miles before the timming belts are checked. #2 there is a half moon shape on the right side of the LED readout for the radio ect...... is this normal??? #3 I just noticed that when the bike is at a idle the clutch will make a little noise, when you pull it in it stops is this normal??? Thanks for all your help



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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:28 pm

Timing belts.....replace them ASAP.There cheap..
I like to hear every 2 years or 30k miles.Just for peace of mind.
Some replace there's every other rear tire replacement.

Crescent moon....probably a separation in the LCD glass seam.Some have had limited success with removing and epoxying the edge to reduce further leakage and separation.

I can't address the clutch noise as my 88 does not have it......however it may be due to clutch plate wear and basket rattle.Something that you need to explore further.

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby wingpilot08 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:15 pm

Agreed with the replacement of the timing belts....I also have a 96' and have presently 194K miles ..belts have been changed 3 times first at 60k second at 125k just recently at 194k. As for the LCD and clutch noise..sorry mine are both still good...as for the clutch..I also pull a Bunkhouse with no issues...Good luck!
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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby omegarecs » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:58 pm

The clutch works perfect it just amkes a little noise when let out at an idle. I will have honda check it out tho. Also the LED readout is 610$ very disapointing.

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby wingpilot08 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:23 am

Well this is not that much better...but you can get the LCD display for EBay...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1999-HONDA-GOLDWING-GL1500-GAUGE-METER-LCD-SCREEN-TEMP-FUEL-WHITE-GAUGE-/360613493302?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item53f63d3a36&vxp=mtr

Price is a bit better...and the install is not that difficult..
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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:58 am

Does the clutch noise sound a bit growly like a rough bearing?There's a brg in behind the clutch basket that goes.Pretty sure there are a lot of 1500's that have had a noise like this for a while with no ill effects.The Honda dealer that I deal with a bit has done them before.Pretty sure you have to pull the motor and split the case to do it.I know he did one with 550k klm's on it a few years back.
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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:51 am

Fatwing Chris wrote:Does the clutch noise sound a bit growly like a rough bearing?There's a brg in behind the clutch basket that goes.Pretty sure there are a lot of 1500's that have had a noise like this for a while with no ill effects.The Honda dealer that I deal with a bit has done them before.Pretty sure you have to pull the motor and split the case to do it.I know he did one with 550k klm's on it a few years back.


With a bit of looking about,I see that the rattling clutch could be in fact from a bad bearing and not the clutch itself.
There appear to be 3 involved....The large carrier bearing in back of the clutch on the rear case..
A needle bearing on the splined coupler and the clutch release bearing...the one the plunger rod contacts....
I suspect with noise until clutch pressure is applied,the large carrier bearing is first suspect.

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby omegarecs » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:16 am

Thanks for all the help. Sounds like a bearing what a shame.

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:11 am

More anoying that someday it will have to be tended to.
Sounds like a winter project to me.

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:52 pm

omegarecs wrote:Greetings, I have a 1996 GL 1500 with 74k on it and I have three questions. #1 how many miles before the timming belts are checked. #2 there is a half moon shape on the right side of the LED readout for the radio ect...... is this normal??? #3 I just noticed that when the bike is at a idle the clutch will make a little noise, when you pull it in it stops is this normal??? Thanks for all your help


#1 - if they haven't been changed, then they should be done tomorrow (i.e. before you ride again).

#2 - I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is the indication of a failed LCD panel. The panel comes unsealed on the edge, and cannot be repaired. It will get worse over time until the display stops working altogether. The only solution is to replace the LCD panel. You can buy new ($$$) or watch for one to come up on eBay.



#3 - This could be nothing or something serious. Have a look at GL1500 Transmission Test for more info.

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby omegarecs » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:03 pm

This morning I talked to a guy that has a service shop for goldwings called Wingman Enterprise in Portland Oregon anyway he stated that Clutch noise is common problem he stated that thier is something go on but it is harmless. He stated that he has 1800s that have done the same thing for along time and they are fine. So who knows. I guess we will see. It is however scheduled to get the belts changed on the 28th and it will just sit until then I am taking NO chances. Thanks for all your help. God Speed Brothers

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby Fatwing Chris » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:40 pm

Like I said in my earlier post I'm pretty sure from the reading I've done that there are a lot of 1500's around that make the noise I described without any real effect on anything.Lots of posts on it over at the SS site over the years.
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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby landisr » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:51 pm

Re: the clutch noise. FWIW, my '94 Aspencade has made that noise seemingly forever. Does not get louder, does not effect performance. 165,000 miles and counting on the original clutch etc etc. The only time a 'case' has been opened is when they replaced a valve cover that was damaged in an 'incident'.

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Re: Clutch Noise & perfect half moon shape in the LED readou

Postby Dusty Boots » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:47 pm

As has been stated, replace your T-belts if there is no verified mainteance records of them having been done recently. Not so much the mileage, but the age of the rubber is a major concern.

Have to shake my head at those who state they replace their's every 20-30,000 mi or every new rear tire. Talk about over kill/Paranoid! :D Heck, I put on that amount of miles on my bike every year in my short riding season up here and would wear out 2 rear tires every season when I ran a bike tire on the rear. I am about to change my T belts for the 2nd time in 3 1/2 years, as I have just over 101,000 mi on these ones. Check out the tutorial on changing the belts. Not hard to do, just reserve a Saturday to do them if it's your 1st time doing them. Saves a lot of cash doing it yourself instead of a dealer. ;)

Sorry to say your LCD is toast! :cry:

My bike has had that clutch rumble for a number of years and almost 200K and no problems/difference in clutch performsnce. Don't sweat it!


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