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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The most common issue with the hydraulic clutch on the GL1200 after engine removal, is air in the system. You mentioned you had the engine removed for a stator replacement (which can be done with the engine installed). It's possible, and likely the clutch system was not properly bled.
This can easily done by you without taking it to the mechanic. ( although a helper is nice to have with this) First place the bike on the center stand. (very important as it needs to be level)
Then wrap a rag around and under the clutch master cylinder (located next to clutch lever). Remove the cover and top off the fluid level.
Next, remove the rubber cover from the bleed valve on the slave cylinder (located behind the side stand). Place a box-end wrench on the bleeder, then attach a clear vinyl hose to the bleeder and run it to a container. Add fluid in the container to cover the end of the hose to avoid air from being sucked back into the system.
Then pump the clutch several times and watch for air bubbles rising from the bottom of the master. Tap the master several times to release any trapped air. When the air bubble stop rising, open the bleeder 1/4 turn and watch for air bubbles in the tube. Be sure not to release the clutch lever until the bleeder has been closed. Repeat these steps until all air has been removed. Don't forget to top off the master each time you bleed the system. Have your helper keep an eye on the fluid levels when you are bleeding the system, as too low of a fluid level will draw in more air.
I hope this helps
Posted on Mar 26, 2009
SOURCE: honda cbr900rr transmission
I had exact same problem.. bottom line I had to replace selector forks (all three) and second gear cog.. If u do replace a gear cog then please take a tip from me (lesson hard learn't). Have all your gears undercut at the same time or it will slip out of another gear.. I got my bike back after 2 nd gear done and on the same day 3 rd gear started to slip. Had to send bike back and have all the cogs undercut... Now its fine.
And yes u do need to remove motor to open gearbox and u will need to replace gaskets..
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
I have a 1990 Honda fourtrax, the head lights don't work, just quit working the one on the left hand side is lit but very dim. The tail light works fine. What could be wrong???
Posted on Aug 16, 2009
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