clutch on 2000 goldwing


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glory2god
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clutch on 2000 goldwing

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was wondering why the shifter would shift hard,when stopped its sometimes hard to hit neutral. not impossible to shift but i think it should go into gears a little smoother than what it does. the bike has 97,000 miles on it, and i just bought it 3weeks ago. love the bike i just want to fix a few little things. thanks ray



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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

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Try an oil and filter change first. Old oil will do exactly what you are describing.
Look in your owners manual for oil requirements. Generally a good quality 10w/40 works good.

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

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Goodmorning, I did the oil and filter change as soon as i got the bike. Thanks Ray

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

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Try bleeding the clutch. It's a good idea to change the clutch and brake fluids, as they age. I change mine every 2 years.

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing and other maintenance

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First, I got my bike about a month ago. I had a series of preventitive maintenance done since I have no idea of the bikes history at 49,000 miles from 1998.

My mechanic told me that synthetic oil will somewhat quiet down the clunking of the shifter. Since it is a wet clutch system.

Now what I had done which may seem like overboard but with no history I felt I had no real choice in getting the following done or checked:

Air filter changed
Spark plugs changed
Brake fluid front and back changed
Clutch fluid changed
Fuel filter changed
Synthetic oil and filter changed
Breather lines checked and drained
Sub and cruise filter checked
Fork seals checked
Steering head bearings checked
Final drive oil changed
Timing belts checked
Coolant flushed and hoses checked
Brakes front and rear checked
Carb Sync checked
Alternator checked
Battery checked
Any leaks checked
Exhaust checked for leaks
Tires checked for age and wear/tear

When tires do get changed I will also change the following:
Front and rear brake pads
Lub the drive shaft splines both ends with Honda Moly 60 Paste
Check Front and rear wheel bearings

Hope this is of some help with a bike that is new to you but with no real history of preventative maintenance done or not done.

Dan

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

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Hi there, thanks for the info, what did you mean by the cruise filter? I did change the engine oil and filter,final gear oil ,new plugs,cleaned air filter, i do need to sync the carbs yet. are you by byron dragstrip. anyway i love the goldwing . i'm big on maint . thanks ray

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing and other maintenance

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flw wrote:
My mechanic told me that synthetic oil will somewhat quiet down the clunking of the shifter. Since it is a wet clutch system.

Synthetic oil is NOT recommended for the Goldwing, use only mineral oil. Synthetic oil is only good for a dry-plate clutch. The Goldwing clutch sits in an oilbath, the oil is then extracted by the oil scavenge pump, and is sprayed onto the 5th. gear (OD) pinions for lubrication.
Synthetic oil will over-lubricate the clutch plates, causing clutch slip.
David

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That mechanic is so wrong!! As long as its a JASO certified oil it doesnt matter if its mineral or synt. It is designed for wet clutches. You can say its a mix of engine oil and gear oil. You can use still use any "car" oil as long it free of any friction modifiers..

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing and other maintenance

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David.Mac wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:43 am
flw wrote:
My mechanic told me that synthetic oil will somewhat quiet down the clunking of the shifter. Since it is a wet clutch system.

Synthetic oil is NOT recommended for the Goldwing, use only mineral oil. Synthetic oil is only good for a dry-plate clutch. The Goldwing clutch sits in an oilbath, the oil is then extracted by the oil scavenge pump, and is sprayed onto the 5th. gear (OD) pinions for lubrication.
Synthetic oil will over-lubricate the clutch plates, causing clutch slip.
David
That's totally wrong.

Synthetic oil is absolutely compatible with wet clutches, as long as it does not have friction modifiers added to it. Many of us have been using synthetic oils in our motorcycles for many years - personally I've used synthetic oil in my bikes for more than 20 years now.

Synthetic oil WILL quiet down the "clunkiness" of the transmission on the GL1500. Many of us have used this Mobil 1 synthetic automotive oil in our GL1500's for years with great results (myself included).

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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing and other maintenance

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WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Jul 20, 2020 3:19 pm
Synthetic oil WILL quiet down the "clunkiness" of the transmission on the GL1500. Many of us have used this Mobil 1 synthetic automotive oil in our GL1500's for years with great results (myself included).
I've been using that oil in my 1500 since I got it.
Just did an oil change yesterday with it.
No problems at all here.
George in Jersey.
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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing and other maintenance

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David.Mac wrote:
Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:43 am
flw wrote:
My mechanic told me that synthetic oil will somewhat quiet down the clunking of the shifter. Since it is a wet clutch system.

Synthetic oil is NOT recommended for the Goldwing, use only mineral oil. Synthetic oil is only good for a dry-plate clutch. The Goldwing clutch sits in an oilbath, the oil is then extracted by the oil scavenge pump, and is sprayed onto the 5th. gear (OD) pinions for lubrication.
Synthetic oil will over-lubricate the clutch plates, causing clutch slip.
David
It's a good thing nobody told my 1500 that! I have kept records since day one and the first oil change after the dealer's 600 mile inspection was to synthetic and nothing else. I even tracked the best average gas mileage based on what oil I used. To date I have 194,754 miles with no engine or transmission problems.
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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

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Ya'll do realize that you are responding to a 10 year old thread from a user that has not been on the forum in 7 years, right?
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Regardless of the age of the original post, the information is still available to members and non-members alike. Arcweld80 was responding to the fact that the information was incorrect and the rest of us that also added our two cents are backing him with our results. Hopefully newbies and others will be better informed after reading these.
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Yes, but the thread had already died out on it's own, and they are correcting a person that has not been here in quite sometime.
It is incorrect information that nobody has seen in almost a decade and should not have been resurrected.
It has more replies now than it did 10 years ago. :mrgreen:
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blupupher wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:31 am
Yes, but the thread had already died out on it's own, and they are correcting a person that has not been here in quite sometime.
If somebody can respond to it, it doesn't appear to have "died on it's own". It was the misinformation that was being corrected and does it really matter how long the posting member has been absent?
blupupher wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:31 am
It is incorrect information that nobody has seen in almost a decade and should not have been resurrected.
I agree that it should not have been resurrected, but with 630 views how do you know that they were all from nine years ago?
blupupher wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:31 am
It has more replies now than it did 10 years ago. :mrgreen:
This is the sad part. It should not have taken this long to rectify. Hopefully there aren't more of them.
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Re: clutch on 2000 goldwing

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blupupher wrote:
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:31 am
Yes, but the thread had already died out on it's own, and they are correcting a person that has not been here in quite sometime.
It is incorrect information that nobody has seen in almost a decade and should not have been resurrected.
It has more replies now than it did 10 years ago. :mrgreen:
Doesn't matter - it's still there, and if someone goes to Google (or searches on this site!) and searches on something like "can I use synthetic oil in my Goldwing" - the post will show up, regardless of when it was originally posted. Much better to have the correct information in there in that case.

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More than one “old thread” has certainly helped save me time and money and given me useful information in the six years that I have been tinkering with my Wing.



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