'97 GL1500 Aspencade w/ no clutch

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'97 GL1500 Aspencade w/ no clutch

Postby craigcody » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:24 pm

Went to move my bike today and the clutch was gone. Nothing in the fluid reservoir. No fluid on the ground. Where did it go? I'm assuming that I can't just refill it without finding the cause, fixing, and then bleeding the clutch line. Thoughts? Any links to how to do the repair? Thanks in advance for any assistance that can be sent my way. This site has been helpful in the past.

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Re: '97 GL1500 Aspencade w/ no clutch

Postby trike lady » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:07 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
The hydraulic fluid is inside the engine and you'll have to do an oil change.
You are going to have to rebuild the slave cylinder and I'd also rebuild the master cylinder.
This is the only item on the forum I located on the part in question. viewtopic.php?f=14&t=23715
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Re: '97 GL1500 Aspencade w/ no clutch

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 19, 2015 10:51 am

Yes, the fluid is in the engine. DO NOT RUN THE ENGINE LIKE THIS! Hydraulic fluid is incompatible with engine oil, and can cause main bearing failure, which will destroy the engine. You'll need to rebuild the clutch slave cylinder, and change the engine oil before running it again. You might even want to do an engine oil flush. Either that, or change the oil with something cheap, run it for a few minutes until it's hot, then drain the cheap oil while it's still hot (and thin) and replace it with a quality oil - this will make sure you get all of the clutch fluid out of the crankcase.

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Re: '97 GL1500 Aspencade w/ no clutch

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:13 am

This is related to a 88.Im not certain that yours has the same setup but here's the post and pictures...

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