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When the bike gets up to temp and I rev hard or do over about 55mph my clutch lever is stuck, won't budge. I either have to let the engine slow itself down to around 30 or "jack rabbit" the motor (rev and let off rev and let off) then I am able to depress the clucth lever, most often, still a little stiff for the first unstuck shift. After that it will work fine till it happens again. any thoughts would be helpful, the bike is an '81 gl500 about 31k miles on it.
 

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Been there and got the tee shirt.

Its the clutch nut come loose.

You need to remove the clutch cover and release bearing then tighten it up.

A proper tool helps here, if we knew where you were

someone could point you in the right direction to get one



What happens is the nut works its way off the shaft and fouls the release bearing so the lever feels solid

when you slow down the nut goes in again and you can use the clutch.
 

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Been there and got the tee shirt.

Its the clutch nut come loose.

You need to remove the clutch cover and release bearing then tighten it up.

A proper tool helps here, if we knew where you were

someone could point you in the right direction to get one



What happens is the nut works its way off the shaft and fouls the release bearing so the lever feels solid

when you slow down the nut goes in again and you can use the clutch.


what's the name of the tool I need? Thanks for the speedy reply!!
 

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Also from that thread:



Update: Received my order for the socket today, along with a couple of "flywheel" pullers (one for the flywheel, one for the fan). Just for information purposes, MotionPro part #08-0015 isn't the correct socket to use on our clutch locknuts. It's just a wee bit too small, despite references on the 'net claiming that it's the larger end to the Honda tool mentioned earlier in this thread.



MotionPro's 08-0015 socket claims to have an inner diameter of 24mm, and this appears to be correct. If you're purchasing on eBay, the 24mm "oil filter" socket will be too small - unless your locknut is smaller than the one I have on my GL500...
 
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