clutch cover gasket replacement


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unkle buckie
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clutch cover gasket replacement

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I bit the bullet weather-wise and decided to insure my '79 GL1000 for some 2022 fun, but within a week noticed a little oil on the shed floor... A barely detectable drip from the bottom bolts of the clutch cover would indicate perhaps the gasket (#2) needs replacing.




My question is, with the back wheel removed for access, do I need to disengage the tricky, spring loaded lifter mechanism as well, or can I just unscrew the 8 nuts/bolts combo and with a light rubber mallet tap, remove the clutch cover and replace the gasket? Basically, it's a stress limitation enquiry... I'm asking in the hope someone will reply with a 'yup, that's all there is to it !' but previous experience with 'simpler' tasks has unfortunately proved otherwise...


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Re: clutch cover gasket replacement

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here is a copy of GL1000 service manual, according to it you don't need to take the motor out.


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Re: clutch cover gasket replacement

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Cheers Mario !
It's true, you don't need to take out the motor, however, the rear wheel needs to come out, it would be even better if you took the exhausts off, and you need to disconnect the clutch cable at the lever AND at the lifter mechanism, then 'remodel' the breather tube clip and if the planets are also aligned, the cover will slip down to freedom behind the main stand... at least, that was my friday night.
thanks for taking the time to respond mate, and the offer of a download on the manual. much appreciated.
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Re: clutch cover gasket replacement

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You do not need to take the rear wheel out, at least on my 77. It took some creative use of socket extensions for the upper right nut (bolt all around except for two studs), but the cover is not that hard to take off if you take your time and don't mind laying on your back looking up through the frame and center stand (if you dont have a lift).
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Re: clutch cover gasket replacement

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sorry mate, i disagree. it needs to come out, and like i suggested, the exhausts coming off wouldn't do any harm either. if you're happy enough plugging away in a confined space, fair play to you.


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