clutch on 2000 goldwing


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glory2god
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clutch on 2000 goldwing

Postby glory2god » Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:49 am



was wondering why the shifter would shift hard,when stopped its sometimes hard to hit neutral. not impossible to shift but i think it should go into gears a little smoother than what it does. the bike has 97,000 miles on it, and i just bought it 3weeks ago. love the bike i just want to fix a few little things. thanks ray



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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

Postby raycw » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:02 pm

Try an oil and filter change first. Old oil will do exactly what you are describing.
Look in your owners manual for oil requirements. Generally a good quality 10w/40 works good.

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

Postby glory2god » Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:47 am

Goodmorning, I did the oil and filter change as soon as i got the bike. Thanks Ray

David.Mac
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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

Postby David.Mac » Thu Sep 09, 2010 8:46 am

Try bleeding the clutch. It's a good idea to change the clutch and brake fluids, as they age. I change mine every 2 years.

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing and other maintenance

Postby flw » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:28 am

First, I got my bike about a month ago. I had a series of preventitive maintenance done since I have no idea of the bikes history at 49,000 miles from 1998.

My mechanic told me that synthetic oil will somewhat quiet down the clunking of the shifter. Since it is a wet clutch system.

Now what I had done which may seem like overboard but with no history I felt I had no real choice in getting the following done or checked:

Air filter changed
Spark plugs changed
Brake fluid front and back changed
Clutch fluid changed
Fuel filter changed
Synthetic oil and filter changed
Breather lines checked and drained
Sub and cruise filter checked
Fork seals checked
Steering head bearings checked
Final drive oil changed
Timing belts checked
Coolant flushed and hoses checked
Brakes front and rear checked
Carb Sync checked
Alternator checked
Battery checked
Any leaks checked
Exhaust checked for leaks
Tires checked for age and wear/tear

When tires do get changed I will also change the following:
Front and rear brake pads
Lub the drive shaft splines both ends with Honda Moly 60 Paste
Check Front and rear wheel bearings

Hope this is of some help with a bike that is new to you but with no real history of preventative maintenance done or not done.

Dan

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

Postby glory2god » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:59 am

Hi there, thanks for the info, what did you mean by the cruise filter? I did change the engine oil and filter,final gear oil ,new plugs,cleaned air filter, i do need to sync the carbs yet. are you by byron dragstrip. anyway i love the goldwing . i'm big on maint . thanks ray

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing and other maintenance

Postby David.Mac » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:43 am

flw wrote:
My mechanic told me that synthetic oil will somewhat quiet down the clunking of the shifter. Since it is a wet clutch system.



Synthetic oil is NOT recommended for the Goldwing, use only mineral oil. Synthetic oil is only good for a dry-plate clutch. The Goldwing clutch sits in an oilbath, the oil is then extracted by the oil scavenge pump, and is sprayed onto the 5th. gear (OD) pinions for lubrication.
Synthetic oil will over-lubricate the clutch plates, causing clutch slip.
David




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