Help with my 80 goldwing


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Claveck89
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Help with my 80 goldwing

Post by Claveck89 » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:39 pm



What could be wrong with my 1980 honda goldwing. When I release the clutch all of the way it has very little pull to it. I have to help it get started going and it takes along time to get up to speed. I think I might have to replace the whole clutch but I don't know. The clutch cable is right. If I do need a whole new clutch can someone please post a good how to video on how to do it. Thanks in advance



insanemonke
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Re: Help with my 80 goldwing

Post by insanemonke » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:29 pm

You might have it to tight. Try to loosen it

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RBGERSON
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Re: Help with my 80 goldwing

Post by RBGERSON » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:32 am

Clutch might not be engaging properly either too tight on the cable shoudl have at least a 1/4" slack at the lever as said above or worn plates. Replacing teh clutch requires removing the engine to get to it..some have done w/o pulling the engine on gl1000's but not sure about 1100's.

Several how's to's on this on lots of sights. with pics and/or vidoes
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Maz
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Re: Help with my 80 goldwing

Post by Maz » Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:36 pm

Claveck89 wrote:
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:39 pm
What could be wrong with my 1980 honda goldwing. When I release the clutch all of the way it has very little pull to it. I have to help it get started going and it takes along time to get up to speed. I think I might have to replace the whole clutch but I don't know. The clutch cable is right. If I do need a whole new clutch can someone please post a good how to video on how to do it. Thanks in advance
If, as others have mentioned, the cable is adjusted correctly, have you checked the adjustment on the release mechanism behind the plate on the back of the engine (assuming the 1100's have one.... If not, ignore my suggestion)!
Maz
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Claveck89
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Re: Help with my 80 goldwing

Post by Claveck89 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:04 pm

The cable has about 1/4 slack in it already

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Re: Help with my 80 goldwing

Post by f1xrupr » Sun May 06, 2018 12:01 pm

If you put car oil in it with friction modifiers (ie 10w30), thats probably your problem.
Only use oil with nothing in bottom half of circle on back of oil bottle. Also, Lucas oil stabilizer can only be used in limited amounts.


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