1990 GL1500 SE Clutch wont release


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shortydfs
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1990 GL1500 SE Clutch wont release

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Ok so I bought this bike Knowing it had a Bad shifter fork and RR dog. I tore it down, Found the parts I needed. I have never done this ,so its been a harrowing experiance, My friend where im doing the work is a Bike Mechanic. So finally today 02/02 , I backed it down off the rack where its been way to long lol. Fired it up, was sounding oh so sweet. Put it in neutral used the reverse, up to now everything is doing well. I stuck it in gear and head down the street, Its doing so well. Then I couldnt Pull the Clutch Handle in, Its like it was pushing against a wall. Now The clutch is engaged I cant stop ,if I do the bike will surely die, I did a few turns and got back to the shop. My Clutch will not disengage, Not sure why, Been told the Slave Cyl may be hanging up , to the Master Cyl may have a relief valve and it wont let the fluid back up, Any Help on this would surely be helpful.
Thanks Shorty In Kansas


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Re: 1990 GL1500 SE Clutch wont release

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There is a relief channel in the master cylinder that allows line pressure to bleed off when you release the clutch lever. It is a very small hole and clogs easily. It can prevent the clutch from releasing. Look at this thread on another forum.
https://www.gl1800riders.com/threads/cl ... ce.464345/
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shortydfs
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Re: 1990 GL1500 SE Clutch wont release

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Mike B thanks I will look at it tomorrow, Much appreciated
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