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So here is the deal. Quit riding my goldwing last year when the clutch went out. Or maybe the master cylinder. It was fine one day and the next as I started to ride, it had less and less clutch on the the short 20 mile ride to work. At one stop light it quit working entirely. I have replaced the master and slave cylinder but dont seem to be able to get any resistance. What do you think is wrong?

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It is still possible you still have some air still trapped in the system or the clutch hoseis defective

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I bought a nice 84 Aspencade(very smooth) a few weeks ago, it's clutch is acting much the same. I have put about 200 miles on it and the lever is out close to the end now with no freeplay. I am gonna check the fluid today, any other suggestions?

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farmer,
sounds like the clutch cables just need some adjustment

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No cables it's hydraulic. Have you checked the little return hole where the fluid comes back into the reservoir when you let off the clutch? Sometimes they get plugged up.

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No, mine has the cables Thanks, I will check the return.

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Cables on a GL12? Now I'm confused.

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So here is the deal. Quit riding my goldwing last year when the clutch went out. Or maybe the master cylinder. It was fine one day and the next as I started to ride, it had less and less clutch on the the short 20 mile ride to work. At one stop light it quit working entirely. I have replaced the master and slave cylinder but dont seem to be able to get any resistance. What do you think is wrong?
I'd try cracking the banjo bolt thatconnects the brake line to the master cylinder and bleeding the master cylinder there and see what happens then. Use lots of wrags to prevent any brake fluid from getting on the Tupperware!!!

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I thought all 1200 had hydraulic clutchs

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