How to replace your clutch lever bushing


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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by WingAdmin » Fri Jan 06, 2017 3:39 pm



MasterDaniel904 wrote:Every other year is probably excessive. Took almost 120,000 miles and over 10 years of year 'round riding for mine to wear noticeably. Honda may have its issues, but generally ridiculous wear (except for the shift lever seal!) is not one of them.
Oh, I don't replace it every other year, but I do take it out, clean the grit out of it, and lube it, before putting it back together.



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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by jimh352 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:57 pm

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Thank you for the photo instruction, very nice job. I know this is an old post, but still relevant today, and important.
My 85 Limited was always problematic to change gears, a little anyway. Then I noticed it creeping. I haven't had the bike that long, and only recently rode it into town, hence noticing the creep at a red light.
So, I researched it, and came upon this post. Took it apart today and shur nuf, it's worn. And stuck! But the rod came out of the bushing with just pliers. I put in a bb for now, and went for a ride, WOW! Fixed it!

I have a new set on the way (bushing, rod, seal). Thank you again. Without this post, who knows what I'd have done trying to fix it. I had already flushed the fluids when I got it, everything! Well, still gotta do the final drive.

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:21 am

Is the bushing on the throttle side the same ? The reason I ask, is sometimes I have to jiggle the clutch or the front break lever around to get the Cruise Control to activate . . . .
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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by Chronos70 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:17 pm

...and if your bushing looks like this:
It's time to replace it... :cry:
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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by Uncle Fester » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:11 am

It turns out I needed TWO types of bushings for my bike. . . . The clutch one talked about here, and the pivot one one both levers. No luck finding the later yet...... :oops:
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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by guitarzan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:17 pm

Hello,
I just want to ask a quick question. Does part number 9 slip over the end of the shaft which is part number 2 or does it go into the master cylinder where the shaft goes in ?

I have a 1994 goldwing SE 1500.

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by WingAdmin » Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:49 pm

guitarzan wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Hello,
I just want to ask a quick question. Does part number 9 slip over the end of the shaft which is part number 2 or does it go into the master cylinder where the shaft goes in ?

I have a 1994 goldwing SE 1500.

Thank you
Frank
The rubber boot goes over the rod (number 2) and the hole in the end of the rubber boot sits between the two raised flanges in the middle of the shaft.

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by guitarzan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 6:14 pm

Thank you. That part #9 kind of looks like an old stove pipe that like President Lincoln used, the one that's on the rod, between the two raised flanges I have on my rod looks like a rubber seal that goes on valve in a engine. Do I cut part of the boot off so it looks like a O- Ring?

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by guitarzan » Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:44 pm

Hello WingAdmin,
I got it. I see how it goes now. It took me a little time but I got it. Its that darn TBI I have.

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by Straydogg » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:55 pm

Well, it's Winter so it's time to check out a few things on my 1500. I saw this write up and checked my bushing. 65000 miles and it is starting to wear. So Cyclemax to the rescue. 15 minutes to change it out and all ready to go. Preventive maintenance is a good idea. Also, I changed out the switch in the same area. My bike wouldn't start with the clutch handle pulled in while it was in gear. Cyclemax again for a new switch. I thought it might be my foam grips because they are a little thicker than stock but with the new switch, all is well and working again. Next project is timing belts and tensioners. I know it won't be a simple as those to fixes but with this site leading the way I'm sure I can do it. Gotta love goldwingdocs!

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Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Post by Bettedavis » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:45 pm

Here's mine 67700 miles. It's actually oval in shape and has a flattened edge at the bottom.
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