1980 GL1100 Clutch Vibrates / Noisey at Coast / Downthrottle


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Acidnine
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1980 GL1100 Clutch Vibrates / Noisey at Coast / Downthrottle

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1980 Goldwing Clutch Vibrates / Noisey at Coast / Downthrottle

Title says it all, I just got this bike, when I'm accelerating I don't hear or feel the vibrations. When I pull in the clutch it also goes away.

But on decel / coast it kinda grinds and vibrates, you can hear and feel it.

Sidenote (probably unrelated) when getting to about 6k rpms the engine cuts out like lack of fuel. Apparently pistol Pete recently did the carbs, so I'm thinking vacuum or gas cap.


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DenverWinger
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Clutch Vibrates / Noisey at Coast / Downthrottle

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That kinda sounds like a bad U-Joint.
♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Clutch Vibrates / Noisey at Coast / Downthrottle

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Uh oh. Looks like it's not easily serviceable. Should I replace the entire drivetrain?
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DenverWinger
Posts: 1946
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:20 pm
Location: Denver, CO
Motorcycle: (s)
1980 GL1100 STD Vetter (2005-)
1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
1983 Trav-Lite Camper (2010-)
Past rides
1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: 1980 GL1100 Clutch Vibrates / Noisey at Coast / Downthrottle

Post by DenverWinger »

Shouldn't be necessary to go that far, especially since parts are hard to find. You have to disassemble the rear drive to get to the U-Joint, so good opportunity to inspect/lube everything else.

New U-joints and other drive train parts are no longer stocked, but good used ones should be available. Disassembly and inspection will show you which if any parts need replaced.


♫ 99 Little Bugs in the Code, ♪
♪ 99 Bugs in the Code. ♫ :(
♫ Take one down, Patch it around, ♪
♫ 127 Little Bugs in the Code. ♫ ♪ :shock:

~Mark
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