Question about 1990 Suzuki GS 500 E
I am putting new friction plates on the bike. I can not get the push rod into its hub far enough to reassemble the clutch. I am hoping bleeding the clutch will help.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
SOURCE: cluth doesnt work after bleeding
ello m8,take the clutch filler resivoir off and just leave the rubber cap in,, ,the clutch housing that u r bleeding from, should have about 3 bolts holding it on to the engine,, un do them ,dont take them out but undo them till they are holding in to the casing,, pump the clutch a few times untill u see the piston in the housing move,keep pumpin the clutch untill all the slack from the housing is gone, then do up the bolts ,and top up the fluid,, try this,, if nothing ,come bk and il take u threw step 2,, cheers now
Posted on Feb 28, 2009
The clutch lever must have been pushed in when i tried to install the push rod the first time so the push rod didn't get pushed in all the way.
Posted on May 30, 2009
hello did you do the center nut up to much as i did and i had the same prob as well it the one in the center of the clutch plate thanks karl
Posted on Sep 18, 2009
SOURCE: clutch push rod broke !!!
Chances are the prior owner installed some aftermarket springs that are too strong. This puts extra pressure on the push rod. Just pull the left and right cover of then remove the clutch assembly. put the new rod in from the left side then re-mount the left cover. Put the clutch back on then the right cover. The parts book shows a two piece push rod assembly. I wonder if a hardware store rod was installed because the factory rods are near impossible to find. The substitute rod probably couldn't handle the pressure and heat.
If not found elsewhere, google motorcycle salvage suzuki and see if you can find a used rod set.
Posted on Sep 22, 2009
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