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nate13
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I got a question hopefully someone can answer. I got a 1986 Honda goldwing aspencade 1200. I just put brakes and tires on it and put it back together minus the saddle bags and trunk box but the motorcycle will start just fine and will shift into gear without a problem the problem is that once in gear I can fully release the clutch and give it full throttle and it does not move I can not figure this issue out. can someone please tell me how to fix this I would love to ride a little more before I have to put it away for the winter. biggest question I can think of is. is there some kind of sensor that won't allow it to move since none of the rear lights are hooked up and headlight won't come on either. thank you in advance



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Did you take the final drive and drive shaft out?

If so, sounds like you may have missed getting the drive shaft splined end back into the universal joint.
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yes I did. actually took it apart a second time because I thought something wasn't right. and it still ain't right

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This might be a stupid question but did you install the driven flange in the rear wheel? It's right up there with leaving the kill switch on and wondering why the engine won't start. It happens 8-)
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Is there free play in the end of the clutch lever?
The bleeder hole may be plugged and keeping the slave from completely releasing the clutch.

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You can also check the clutch lever bushing. This wears over time and can affect clutch operation as well.

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virgilmobile wrote:Is there free play in the end of the clutch lever?
The bleeder hole may be plugged and keeping the slave from completely releasing the clutch.
I had this happen on my new to me 1200 shortly after I put it back on the road. I opened up the master cylinder, popped out the plastic shroud at the bottom and stuck a couple strands from a piece of copper wire into the tiny return port. Once cleared the fluid sprayed out at me and the clutch returned to normal operation allowing me to continue to take the long way home after work....... the next weekend I thoroughly flushed all the hydraulic systems on the bike. Been perfect ever since. 8-)
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Also to clarify, there is NO electrical gubbins that will prevent the bike from moving (Electrical gubbins will kill the engine, but not stop the bike from moving), it has to be a mechanical issue (Clutch not engaging or something in the drive train that is not engaging correctly (Gears or driveshaft!).

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After the 'brake job', did you spin the wheels to see that the brakes were 'free'? Could be that after bleeding a caliper could be clamped down on a rotor, it won't move that way either. You didn't state that the motor was being pulled down when trying to move, so this may not be it.


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