2001 gl1800 clutch plates


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lewhelm
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2001 gl1800 clutch plates

Post by lewhelm » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:12 am



what is the difference between early gl1800 clutch plates A, B and C.



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Re: 2001 gl1800 clutch plates

Post by keithg64 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:09 am

I'm not sure exactly because I have never had them apart but from the pictures on a schematic the disc pad is different sizes. As in a different pad width.
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Re: 2001 gl1800 clutch plates

Post by keithg64 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:15 am

I looked the different generations up and the 2001 to 2017 clutch packs are all the same.
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Re: 2001 gl1800 clutch plates

Post by lewhelm » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:27 am

I just purchased the three plate part numbers listed at the Honda dealer for a 2001 to 2003 gl1800 clutch. the pads on each plate are same size and thickness,,,the number of pads around the plates are the same. so what is the difference?

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Re: 2001 gl1800 clutch plates

Post by GoldWingrGreg » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:09 pm

lewhelm wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:12 am
what is the difference between early gl1800 clutch plates A, B and C.
Disc "B" the most forward one, has a difference ID and is know as a "judder" plate. If I recall, it's identified by a green tab. Disc "A's" are black and "C's" are blue. Other then a different identifying tab color, I beleive their friction material is different.

All 2001-17s have a total of 8 friction discs. All have 1 "B", with 2001-03 having 4 "A's" and 3 "C's". All others have 6 "A's" and 1 "C".

Since the 2001-03 were the fastest years, possibly that is why their clutch disc stacking is different from the later years.

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Re: 2001 gl1800 clutch plates

Post by lewhelm » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:54 pm

thanks greg,,,I found all the marks you mentioned



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