Grinding Gears


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bvande
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Motorcycle: 1982 Honda GL1100 Interstate

Grinding Gears

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Hi There
The gears on my GL1100 are grinding into gear when I shift through the gears, and also on downshifting.
I'm wondering what could be causing this.
I have checked the cable and it is fine, and my free play is at 1/8th of a inch on the lever. But for some reason it does not shift smooth. I thought it might be the oil. So I changed that too, and went with Motorcycle 10W40. But it is still doing it.

Looking for any and all suggestions

Thanks
Bob


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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: Grinding Gears

Post by Aussie81Interstate »

If you cannot adjust your clutch cable any more -then it could be worn out plates ??
bvande
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Re: Grinding Gears

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Hey Aussie
Could clutch plates be worn out after 59000KM ?
It has also sat for about 10 years I am told
bvande
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Re: Grinding Gears

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Also how do I know for sure that it might even be the plates. I'm just speculating right nowI do not know for sure. I have adjusted the clutch lever to twice in different positions. I have not tried it on the block side but I will try that tonight. All I know that it grinds trying to find the gear. Mostly on the up shifts, but does it once and awhile when going into first


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