GL1000 Clutch issue


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Marco90
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GL1000 Clutch issue

Post by Marco90 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:54 pm



I have an issue with the clutch on my GL1000.
It something gives a loud click and then the lever which is controlled by the cable is stuck and the clutch is constantly engaged. I have to manually pull it back a little and then the lever flips back and the clutch works again until it gets stuck again.

Does anybody know why this is happening?



DaveO430
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Re: GL1000 Clutch issue

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:52 pm

You probably need to adjust the clutch push rod. Loosen the cable all the way off, remove the cover on the back of the engine, 2 screws, loosen the lock nut and turn the screw clockwise until you feel resistance then back it off 1/2 to 3/4 turn and tighten the lock nut then re-adjust the cable.

Marco90
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Re: GL1000 Clutch issue

Post by Marco90 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:27 pm

Thank you Dave.

I adjusted the clutch push rod and it hasn't failed again.

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