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Before I take the plunge and pull the engine I thought I'd see if anyone has a trick up their sleeve.
I recently acquired a '76 LTD that is in pretty good shape. The big issue that I have is that the starter clutch will not engage. Short of pulling the engine to replace the rollers and springs, I was hopeful that someone has a much simpler fix. It hasn't been running in about 2-3 years, but I might try draining and refilling the carbs manually then try kick starting it (if I don't hurt myself in the process). If I can get it running, I will try some MMO, Seafoam, or similar product in the crankcase to try and free up. Any other ideas, or should I just roll up my sleeve and get to it? Thanks for any positive thoughts!
 

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Drain a quart of oil add some MMO or diesel or ??? run it for 100 miles easy the thin oil and solvent may loose it up. There is also a thread about drilling a hole so one can lube/clean the rollers but you should probably pull the engine for that and do with the case off.

and a link http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=12909&p=63743#p63743
 

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What oil are you using?

I had the same problem with my 1100. I ran a tank of gas through it after putting some Seafoam in the crank case and then changed the oil with some lighter weight oil. Works fine now unless it is a very cold morning.
 

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Starter clutch fix

Thank you RB, that's exactly what I was looking for. I've owned many of these bikes over the years and have experienced the issue mainly when the ambient temp. was low. But this is the first time I've had one that just won't grab at all. Who would have ever thought that there would be an access hole right at each roller? Great article! As I stated, I just acquired this bike, so I haven't done much with it yet. Wanted to see how serious this issue was going to be. Once I see if this takes care of it, then I'll proceed to doing a complete flush or two, then try some more specific oil for the application. I'll post some results when I get it done. Wish me luck! Thanks again
 
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