Clutch lever play

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Clutch lever play

Post by 88wingrev » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:15 pm

So, I just installed a new brass bushing in my clutch lever (88 1500) thinking that would address the excessive play in my clutch lever. A bit better now, but still far more than seems right. Noticed the brass 'sleeve' in the lever itself and also noticed some wear on both the top and bottom inside the lever housing that the lever inserts & bolts into. Also - there was no rubber gasketing over the end of the actuator 'piston' that inserted into the new bushing - is there supposed to be something there? Any thoughts on the still-excessive wiggle... do I need a new lever... a new housing... a brass washer on the lever bottom to take up the play? Not really a mechanic... DIY to save some $$ and be a bit self-sufficient (nearest Goldwing shop is 60 miles away). Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks in advance, friends!

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Re: Clutch lever play

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:39 am

Have you read through (and seen the images in) How to replace your clutch lever bushing?

The piston end should be bare, no rubber gasket:


Also, the bushing itself should fit snugly into the lever as shown above, with no slop or free play.

Where is the free play you're seeing? In which direction?

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