Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Fairfield, Virginia, USA
Model: 1997 GL1500SE/Lehman GTL Trike
Well, if the clutch is toasted (failed) …
… on the up side, it can be replaced without removing the engine on a 1500.
I just don't believe this is a hydraulic problem so suddenly, especially as you have had the bleeder valve open.
A failure in the hydraulic operating system (master cylinder / line / slave cylinder) would prevent you from disengaging the clutch to sit at traffic lights in gear or to shift, etc. It would not prevent the transfer of power to the transmission or driveline. Smoked or worn clutch disc, broken basket, stuff like that … would stop the transfer of power to the transmission or driveline A really worn set of discs would still maybe transfer just enough power to rotate the drive unloaded rear wheels with little or no noise heard.
1997 GL-1500 SE / 1998 Lehman GTL Trike
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