Gl1500 1989 Clutch


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Gl1500 1989 Clutch

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Hi just removed the clutch as I thought they were worn crunching gears when pulling away. I've check the friction plates they are all well within the service limit and all the same thickness at 3.79mm limit is 3.5mm. the clutch spring is a bit low and near its service limit so will replace. But not sure on the damper plate it looks ok with no broken springs or worn rivets.
Do any one know what the gap should be on the clutch damper plate and if possible the thickness. Thanks



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Re: Gl1500 1989 Clutch

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I replaced mine on 1990 1500. My advice would be replace all plates and spring. Your crunching gears sound on takeoff will be gone.

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Re: Gl1500 1989 Clutch

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eastkytriker wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:18 am
I replaced mine on 1990 1500. My advice would be replace all plates and spring. Your crunching gears sound on takeoff will be gone.
Thanks and yes i will be replacing all the friction plates damper plate and spring. the metal ones are ok
i was just wondering if any one had any sizes for the damper plate

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terryt wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:08 am
eastkytriker wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:18 am
I replaced mine on 1990 1500. My advice would be replace all plates and spring. Your crunching gears sound on takeoff will be gone.
Thanks and yes i will be replacing all the friction plates damper plate and spring. the metal ones are ok
i was just wondering if any one had any sizes for the damper plate
There don't seem to be very much info out there on clutch replacement. couldn't find any when i did mine. Guess they don't wear out very often.

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eastkytriker wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:49 am
terryt wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:08 am
eastkytriker wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:18 am
I replaced mine on 1990 1500. My advice would be replace all plates and spring. Your crunching gears sound on takeoff will be gone.
Thanks and yes i will be replacing all the friction plates damper plate and spring. the metal ones are ok
i was just wondering if any one had any sizes for the damper plate
There don't seem to be very much info out there on clutch replacement. couldn't find any when i did mine. Guess they don't wear out very often.
No, they don't - for the most part, they will last for the life of the bike, unless they are abused.

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Re: Gl1500 1989 Clutch

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WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:54 am
eastkytriker wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:49 am
terryt wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:08 am

Thanks and yes i will be replacing all the friction plates damper plate and spring. the metal ones are ok
i was just wondering if any one had any sizes for the damper plate
There don't seem to be very much info out there on clutch replacement. couldn't find any when i did mine. Guess they don't wear out very often.
No, they don't - for the most part, they will last for the life of the bike, unless they are abused.
Thanks for the replys. I also couldnt find any information on the damper plate. mine looks good so will replace clutch plates and spring.



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