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1985 Honda Goldwing that sat out side for years. When I start it, it runs OK but I have no clutch. How do I fix this issue?

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The GL1200 is equipped with a hydraulic clutch. Make sure the reservoir is full and bleed the system. If that does not make the clutch work you may have to rebuild the master cylinder and buy new o-rings for the clutch slave cylinder . Then you should get enough pressure in the system to operate the clutch.

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Often a wet clutch that has sat for years will have the plates stuck together. One way to try freeing them off is to put the bike into first gear with it on the centre stand and **** the back wheel backwards and forwards. Sometimes the only way is to remove the whole clutch plate pack and clean it

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