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    Default GS1000s Clutch Help

    I have been having issues with the clutch not disengaging since I got the bike after it sat for about 15 years. I have been having to rev the bike up pretty good and pop the bike in gear standing on the rear brake to free up the plates.

    This morning I pulled the clutch apart thinking I could could just replace the fiber plates and found some odd things.

    The steel plates were pretty rusty looking so I have decided to replace the steels and not just the fibers. The clutch basket had the usual wear except for one spot in the inner basket that had some weird damage on it. Can the damage on the inner basket on the top be cleaned up with a file and be ok? The rest of the basket looks like normal wear.

    Thanks for the help!






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    Replace it....................
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
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    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    You can clean it up and use it. Just use emery cloth... I would run those steels even. Just make sure they're flat. This is of course, unless you're planning on dumping the clutch at 5000 rpms...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck hahn View Post
    Replace it....................
    What he said!
    Ron
    When I die, just cremate me and put me in my GS tank. That way I can go through these carbs, one more time!

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    Clean it up and reuse. Even the steels will clean up on a wire wheel.
    That center's hardly worn.

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    Me, I'd clean up & reuse everything. Bill Gates would probably put all in new. I feel either way should be fine.
    1983 GS1100E, 1983 CB1100F, 1991 GSX1100G, 1996 Kaw. ZL600 Eliminator, 1999 Bandit 1200S, 2005 Bandit 1200S, 2000 Kaw. ZRX 1100

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    Yep, clean it up and put it back in OEM are really expensive if you can get just dress that damage with a fine file. That business of standing on the brake and slamming it gear is only brutally destructive.
    The way to do it is to take the bike for a ride with the clutch in until it frees off, you can easily start it in first and shift without a clutch. It will free off. Some take longer than others but they always go.


    Don't say can't, as anything is possible with time and effort, but, if you don't have time things get tougher and require more effort.

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    In fact looking closely at the photo of an obviously originally very nice inner low mileage clutch hub it looks proper buggered.
    *@%^$*@%^$*@%^$*@%^$ed clutch.jpg

    apart from the obvious, there's some misshape and some cracking going on there.
    Replace it as Chuck says
    Last edited by tatu; 05-11-2021 at 02:54 PM.


    Don't say can't, as anything is possible with time and effort, but, if you don't have time things get tougher and require more effort.

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    There's no way I would put that back in my bike or anyone elses. Disaster waiting to happen. Copy the part number and paste it in the search box at ALPHA SPORTS. It will then give a list of all bikes that used that hub. May find a bunch on ebay...but look closely and only buy from sellers that accept returns just in case it doesn't look good enough when you receive it.
    MY BIKES..1977 GS 750 B, 1978 GS 1000 C (X2)
    1978 GS 1000 E, 1979 GS 1000 S, 1973 Yamaha TX 750, 1977 Kawasaki KZ 650B1, 1975 Honda GL1000 Goldwing, 1983 CB 650SC Nighthawk, 1972 Honda CB 350K4, 74 Honda CB550

    NEVER SNEAK UP ON A SLEEPING DOG..NOT EVEN YOUR OWN.


    I would rather trust my bike to a "QUACK" that KNOWS how to fix it rather than a book worm that THINKS HE KNOWS how to fix it.

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    Let Lme know if this is what you need/want. NOS part # 21412-49010F4E05B32-1AAD-404A-8067-DDB7272A45FD.jpg

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