Hi, Fred here; I've had a couple new Gold wings, 76 and 82 ;;; and about a dozen used ones in the last 45 years. My brother has a nice 82, and son has a couple 82, and 83. I ran a 14 second at drag strip back in the late 70's and took off jammer and tried to beat it and blew out the clutch.. Had a mechanic friend Woody help me put in a new heavy duty clutch. Took a couple of CA trips from WI and one of them; we ran down to MX and up the coast to British Columbia. Been to the Fl keys and back about 10 times from WI on various gold wings. Just drove my 86 from Key west to Birmingham AL, LAST WEEK, and is stored; most likely a stator problem ???