CLUTCH GRABS


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HOMERFROMLAWTON
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CLUTCH GRABS

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I am having a problem with my clutch not releasing slowly. As i am trying to release it slowly it will grab and shoot the bike forward, sometimes even popping a wheelie. I am not new to motorcycles, so with over 50 years of owning a bike i know how to slowly release the clutch. I have had my Goldwing sitting in the garage for 11 years without being driven, so i now have a task of replacing most of the rubber stuff. The engine is locked, but i know how to take care of that.
i plan to rebuild the brakes and the clutch. While flushing the reservoir and replacing any rubber is there anything i need to look out for in the clutch that will cause it to hang and all of the sudden it becomes unhung causing the clutch to all the sudden release and cause the bike to jump forward. until i get that problem fixed, I will not carry a passenger. The bike is a 1995 Goldwing 1500 Aspencade with 20,000 miles on it.


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Re: CLUTCH GRABS

Post by DenverWinger »

Probably needs the master and slave cylinders serviced, especially after sitting 11 years.

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Re: CLUTCH GRABS

Post by rider1939 »

You lost me a bit.

You say, "it will grab and shoot the bike forward", then you say "the engine is locked". If by locked you mean seized, the clutch grab doesn't compute. Maybe it was grabbing before you stopped using it 11 years ago.

If the overhauling of the clutch hydraulic system doesn't solve the grab. What I'd do is change the oil, making one of the quarts a Qt. of Mystery Oil and drive it easily for a spell. I wonder if the clutch would free up. Although if it was grabbing before you stopped using it, this probably wouldn't help. Adding Mystery Oil is a classic way to clean & free up an engine that has not been run for a long spell and 11 years is a looong spell.

Let us know what solves this.

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Re: CLUTCH GRABS

Post by HOMERFROMLAWTON »

THE CLUTCH PROBLEM EXISTED BEFORE I PARKED THE BIKE. SORRY FOR THE CONFUSION. I WILL HAVE TO GO THRU THE BIKE COMPLETELY WITH IT SITTING 11 YEARS. ONE OF MY LIFES BIG BLUNDERS.


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