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Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Salbud61
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I brought a 1984 Goldwing Interstate the person told me that when its cold the clutch works but after it get hot it stop working which it does ,Do I need to replacethe clutch?????



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Stops working how - you can't engage it, or you can't disengage it?

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I have a 1986 goldwing and when I got it my clutch would do the same thing,work fine when cold then after riding for a bit it stopped engaging and the lever was loose,it wound up being the clutch master cylinder,rebuilt it and the slave cylinder at the same time,now it works great with no problems,I say check those first. ;)

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Post by Rednaxs60 »

If you rebuild the clutch MC also look at the clutch lever bushing. It will probably have worn over time. Here is a picture of the clutch lever bushing - new/old:


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Post by Saintjude33 »

I had the same issue- get to a stop light and when I let the clutch lever out it would not engage the transmission. Turns out the return bleeder hole in the grip resivoir was all gummed upo and the fluid was crap. Keep in mind that it uses break fluid, and that stuff loooooves water. Water compresses at a different rate than BF, and when it heats up it tends to expand, increasing the pressure ion the lines, and engaging the clutch itself.

Clean the res and bleed the lines, I think you may find that helps, and it's the short-version of a rebuild.

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Re: Clutch

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Thsnk-You for all the information, I had opened up the master cylinders it was pretty much empty, Now I have find that my piston on my rear brake caliper are frozen, Got to work on them now again thanks for the info on the Clutch.



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