Aspencade Neutral problems


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Aspencade Neutral problems

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Mornin'

1984 GL1200 Aspy having neutral problems:

When its cold its nearly impossible to get it into neutral from 1st or 2nd.
When its warmed up its a lot easier.

I have bled the brake fluid from the clutch recently and it's helped a lot.
I have replaced the rear gear oil 2 or 3 times.

Anyone have any ideas on how to help the issue?

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what engine oil are you using and when was it last changed?
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I have changed the oil 3 times in the last few months. Twice to clean it and once I had to replace the water pump.

Oil: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L1 ... UTF8&psc=1

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You clutch slave cylinder needs to be rebuilt.

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I read somewhere that some aftermarket front cover gaskets are thinner than the OEM gaskets and cause the neutral switch to bind a bit against the front cover.

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When I got my 86 it used to do the samething. I Bled the clutch ,greased the lever pin and bushing and finally took the slave apart. Even though I bled the clutch and had clean fluid coming through,there was a jelled hunk of brake fluid and water keeping the piston from totally running its full length. I took it out,cleaned it out and put new seals in and all was well. I couldnt believe the size of the gunk. I wound up going through all the brakes and masters just to be sure.

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Overdog wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:41 am
I read somewhere that some aftermarket front cover gaskets are thinner than the OEM gaskets and cause the neutral switch to bind a bit against the front cover.
Yes, the crappy paper-thin gaskets from Saber Cycle for one are infamous for this. If you didn't use an OEM gasket for your front cover when you replaced the water pump, this could definitely be the problem.

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I used OEM for pump and oil pan gasket replacement.


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