Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Central Point, Oregon, USA
I have an 86' GL1200-I with 38K miles. The PO talked about all the maintence that had been done to the bike before I bought it. Lets face the PO looses interest they dont ride it, it sits, thats Usually why they sell it.
After I bought mine, I had just changed oil & filter(dirty) brakes felt ok clutch felt ok then I came to a stop and no clutch, I could not shift out of or into another gear. Luckly I was a couple of blocks from home. I went home pulled the clutch master cover,Fluid levelwas very low. The sight glass was dark it looked like it was full. I filled it up and there was allot of crud it the clutch master I did not drive it until I flushed the clutch fluid, replacing all fluid, did the both the front resievour and rear, both were dirty but not as bad as the clutch.
Ill tell you that the brakes take less effort and the stop allot better, the clutch feel allot better too.
My rear gear oil was very dirty too, the bike feels more responsive after change
Maintenance is very important
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