Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade


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Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by GL1500 Dan » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:33 am



Hi. My clutch start sliping on a higher force. I want to replace it. Do I need Any special tools for it? Easies way to do it?

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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by GL1500 Dan » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:01 am

Somebody told me as I don't need to remove engine, just loose 2 engine bolts Is this a way to go?

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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by Sempai » Wed Sep 14, 2011 3:07 pm

The book says they clutch can be removed/replaced with engine in frame, expect to be working in tight quarters. The book also calls for a special tool to hold the shaft in place while busting the clutch nut loose, and again for tightening it. I just came home with a clutch set form my '94...came on here to find out if this special tool is absolutely necessary. I suspect I'll be able to get the nut off without it, but it calls for 140 pounds feet of torque for final assembly, this may prove difficult! I'm fixin to find out!!!
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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by GL1500 Dan » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:47 am

Thanks. I'll wait till the season ends and will do the job then. As will have planty time over winter :) Posibly is better to get the tool to hold Clutch in a plase and a torque key tight it back on. Only a mont to go and will be snowing, just the time for the job ...

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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by Sempai » Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:50 pm

Okay, okay, so I'm a little retraded. Redarted. Err, RETARDED!
The clutch nut I was referring to that requires 140 pounds feet of torque to tighten, doesn't even need removed to change the friction plates and/or steels! DUH!
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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by GL1500 Dan » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:44 am

Thanks mate. So is not realy a big job to change the friction plates. Just need to drain the engine oil, remove drive shaft, take the clutch cilinder out, remove cover and few bolts aroud the cluych. Am I right? Sounds easy job to me if so.

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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by dingdong » Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:21 am

Gl1500 Dan;

Before you tear into the clutch itself you might want to check and bleed the clutch master and slave cylinder. If the master or slave isn't releasing properly this can cause the same symptoms.
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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by Sempai » Fri Sep 23, 2011 1:14 pm

GL1500 Dan wrote:Thanks mate. So is not realy a big job to change the friction plates. Just need to drain the engine oil, remove drive shaft, take the clutch cilinder out, remove cover and few bolts aroud the cluych. Am I right? Sounds easy job to me if so.
Firstly, be absolutely certain that you NEED a clutch. My Honda tech friend informed me that in 22 years of working as a mechanic for our local honda, kawasaki, suzuki, yamaha dealership, with all the framed certifications to prove it, he'd only had to replace ONE clutch onna GL1500, and that was likely do to the owner trying to tow his CAR home with it when the car keeled over several miles from home.

Regarding what needs removed to replace the clutch, it is not quite so difficult. The slave cylinder needs removed, suggest you block the clutch lever in such a fashion as to prevent anyone from absent-mindedly depressing the lever while the slave is off the bike, don't want the bucket shooting outta the cylinder and fluid going everywhere. Next, the clutch cover can come off and the clutch will be exposed, although the work area is tight, all can be removed/reinstalled without removal of any other parts.
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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by zandersn » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:33 am

I removed all the bolts from the clutch cover but I can figure out how to get it off. I don't want to pry and break something. Any tips or tricks on removing the cover?

Also I didn't realize that some bolts were shorter and others longer. Does anyone have a diagram as to witch hole gets a long bolt or a short bolt?

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Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Post by Sempai » Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:44 am

zandersn wrote:Any tips or tricks on removing the cover?

Also I didn't realize that some bolts were shorter and others longer.
First, be absolutely certain that you do indeed have ALL the bolts out. Once you've confirmed this, try tapping the side of the cover gently, but purposefully with a rubber mallet to jar the gasket material loose. Then pull it SQUARELY away from the engine as it likely has guide pins to help keep the holes lined up. Hold off on prying until your hammer hasn't worked.

The bolts are fairly easy to figure out. The clutch cover holes have different depths too. Start installing the shortest bolts, if they bottom out on the cover before even finding the threaded hole in the block, move the bolt on to another hole. There will be about 10mm (just a guesstimate) of bolt still outside the cover when the threads have found the block.


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