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Just like you bleed brakes on a car. Pump the clutch handle 3 times then hold it, then crack open the bleeder screw on the caliper to let out air then screw it tight again and let out the clutch if u don't tighten it in it will put air back in the system. Do it until the air bubbles stop coming out and the lever has positive pressure .

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    jimhr10 Jun 01, 2014

    If the preceeding dosen't do the job, try pumping in the same way, then cracking the fitting at the clutch cylinder momentarily, then closing it again before releasing the clutch handle. Air will sometimes get trapped at the top of the line. The air dosen't reach the bleeder before the handle gets to the handlebar so it will never get out.



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