Clutch issue / problem


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golfrussel
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Clutch issue / problem

Postby golfrussel » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:42 pm



I have a 2010 GL1800 with 55K miles on it. When I start the bike up in the cold mornings I have to hold the brakes to keep the bike from moving. I also have the clutch level all the way in. It's very hard to shift it out of gear. This morning I had to turn the bike off, shift it out of gear, then start the bike and let it warm up. Then I was able to shift the gears and I did not have to hold the brakes with clutch engaged. Has anyone had this issue? Is this a sign my clutch is going bad?

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby WOJCIECH » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:45 am

How cold is Turn the engine running noise
And as pumping the clutch handle it easily enters the course?
Soft handle? Maybe you have a zone system!
It is not good, but this is not some problem!

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby WOJCIECH » Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:05 am

One more thing!
Where do you live where it's cold, just like me!
heating of the engine 5 minutes, and then write that is!

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby WOJCIECH » Thu Dec 20, 2012 11:14 am

sorry SC
South Carolina
with you is warm, check the actuator,
  coupling is not well disconnected by hand
back to the first of my writing!

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby thrasherg » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:01 pm

Could it be that you have air in the hydraulic clutch lines and this combined with thicker engine oil (due to the cold temp) is causing the clutch to drag more (Not fully disengage when you pull the clutch lever fully back), preventing you from changing gear? I would be looking to change the hydraulic fluid and bleed the clutch system first..

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:36 pm

What kind of oil are you running?

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby golfrussel » Sat Dec 22, 2012 10:05 pm

I am using 10W30. I always purchase my oil from the Honda dealer where I bought the bike.

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby themainviking » Thu Dec 27, 2012 1:14 pm

2010, sounds to me like a "take it to the dealership" problem. As a previous poster mentioned, you may need to bleed the hydraulics on the clutch to get air out. It is under warrantee though, right? So let a dealership handle it, and you will know more when they are done. (if they are kind enough to share) It is what I would do.
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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby golfrussel » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:13 pm

No, warantee long gone. I have 56K miles on this wing. I ride 150 miles round trip to work each day. The only days I don't ride it to work is when it's raining, when I get up. Love riding my wing.

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Re: Clutch issue / problem

Postby cihilb » Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:24 pm

Warranty--3 years, unlimited mileage. Depending on when you bought it, you may still be under warranty.




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