1983 GL1100 Clutch

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1983 GL1100 Clutch

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I have a question for anyone and everyone. I pulled the engine to relplace the stator and rebuild the starter clutch. The clutch discs are beyond the service limits, so I got the "While it's out" syndrome. Lol. Problem is. Between eBay and Amazon, I have ordered 4 different clutch sets from 4 different suppliers. All have 8 of the exact same clutch discs in them. But from what I see on the bike and in the manual, is that the very outer disc has tabs that are slightly larger. Does this matter? I have checked a few vendors here in the states and can't find that outer disc. I have found them overseas. But is there really a difference? Any and all help is greatly appreciated.

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Re: 1983 GL1100 Clutch

Post by Aussie81Interstate »

I would download the service manual and check the part numbers for the clutch plates - if there is a different part number for the outmost clutch plate I would try to find that number..
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Re: 1983 GL1100 Clutch

Post by WingAdmin »

Here's the parts layout for the 1983 Aspencade:

GL1100 Clutch
GL1100 Clutch

GL1100 Clutch Part Numbers
GL1100 Clutch Part Numbers

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Re: 1983 GL1100 Clutch

Post by argosybob »

I used the EBC clutch parts, the kit contained the correct disks.

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