gl1500 will not go into gear


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gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby mem » Mon Feb 06, 2012 11:50 am



My 1994 gl 1500 will not go into gear, it was low on fliuid I added but still not working



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Re: gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby cbx4evr » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:06 pm

Low on what fluid? Motor oil?
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Re: gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby mem » Mon Feb 06, 2012 12:56 pm

dot 4 brake fluid for the clutch

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Re: gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:56 pm

Did you try bleeding the clutch?

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Re: gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby mem » Mon Feb 06, 2012 6:50 pm

No I have not , I dont know how, if you do can you tell me how

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Re: gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:45 pm

There's two different ways. The easiest way (and the way I'd recommend) is with a Mity-Vac vacuum bleeder. You remove the lower forward left body panel to reveal the clutch bleeder, put a wrench over the bleeder nut, and put the vacuum hose over the bleeder. You open the clutch reservoir and ensure it stays full. Pump the vacuum up until you've got a good vacuum, then open the bleeder with the wrench. Keep pumping until you get fresh fluid and no air bubbles, then close the bleeder with the wrench - BEFORE you stop pumping.

You can do it without a pump, but it's harder and takes two people. You have one person pump the clutch lever several times (careful not the spill clutch fluid out of the reservoir - it will destroy paint and plastic if it hits the fairing). After pumping, then they squeeze and hold the clutch lever in. You quickly open the bleeder and let fluid (and air bubbles) come out, then quickly close it. Repeat this over and over again until the air is bled out and you have fresh fluid coming out.
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Re: gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby Bogator » Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:27 am

That is your problem--you have air in the lines---bleed and it will fix it!
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Re: gl1500 will not go into gear

Postby Kiwi2 » Thu May 03, 2012 5:42 am

Also check to see that the clutch reservoir is clean when bleeding the clutch.




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