Question about 2000 Suzuki VS 1400 Intruder
I need to know how to bleed the clutch on a Suzuki VS1400 Intruder 2000 model. Thanks...
One the left-hand side of the bike (facing forward), there is cover plate just ahead of the drive shaft. Remove that cover (mine has 8mm bolts). The bleeder valve is under this cover. Go to an auto parts store and get a "one man bleeder kit" or if you have some plastic tubing that will fit over the valve, you can use that and a clean jar. Follow the instructions on the bleeder kit, or if you're using the jar and tubing, fill the jar about a quarter of the way with break fluid (use DOT4, but never DOT5!). Take the cover off the master cylinder up at the handlebars, place the tube over the end of the bleed valve (after loosening it a turn or two. Place the other end of the tube down in the break fluid in the jar. Work the clutch lever until you stop getting bubbles in the jar. Be sure to keep the fluid level up in the reservoir. Tighten the bleeder valve, remove the tubing, top off the fluid and replace the covers.
Be careful not to get brake fluid on anything. It will eat paint and mess up other things.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
Follow the hydraulic "clutch"hose(looks similar to the front brake hose)down to the drive belt,or chain side of the motor.
at the end you will see the "hook-up"
near it will be a bleeder screw with a small hole in the middle.
next take off the cap on the resevoir for your clutch on the handle bars.
loosten the bleeder screw while pulling in the lever.
shut bleeder before letting up the lever.
--repete(having plenty of specified fluid on hand)till fluid comes out of bleeder "clean"or"clear"with NO air bubbles.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Henk, Have you EVER bled any brake fluid before? If not,This is not the best place to start.I respectfully suggest taking your bike to the nearest Suzuki shop for a full asessment of your bike.Let them change out the fluids if they feel this will remedy your problem. Then maybe you can get some riding in this year.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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