Remove clutch cover oil seal gl1500


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Remove clutch cover oil seal gl1500

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What is the process to remove the clutch cover oil seal on a GL1500AC? The slave rebuild kit I ordered actually came with one and I thought it would easily come out. Now its partially destroyed and I am panicking because I cannot budge it laying under the bike. Afraid some debris is going to get up in into the clutch internals. How bad have I screwed up? Please help!


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Re: Remove clutch cover oil seal gl1500

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Depending on how bad it is damaged, you may need to remove the clutch cover to be able to drive what's left of it out.
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Re: Remove clutch cover oil seal gl1500

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Yep, thats the conclusion I’ve come to after trying for several hours to get it out. Was just ordering a new clutch cover gasket when I saw your reply. It appears I can get to all the bolts holding it on. Frustrated with myself because I had fixed the original slave cylinder leak but decided since the kit had the other seal I would be proactive and replace it too. Ugh, so frustrated! Thanks for posting brother.
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Re: Remove clutch cover oil seal gl1500

Post by WingAdmin »

I have had success before using drywall screws, screwed into the seal, and then used to pull it out - I used hooked a slide hammer to the screw and yanked it out. Just be careful not to go in too far so that it doesn't score the aluminum cover.
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i had my exhaust collector out n it was a beotch and slow but i layed on my moving pad relaxed and slowly worked it

i agree with wing admin but if you take something else apart of you risk opening another can of worms


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