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How 2 adust clutch ,bike stalls when dropped into gear ,shift is quite clunky

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The old design of slave cylinder (fitted to 2001 and prior bikes) wears badly leading to the unit drawing air in and ultimately loss of clutch action. A new seal usually cures things but the housing itself can wear too, so this might also need to be replaced. Alternatively the later, improved slave cylinder can be fitted, but this necessitates fitting of the later (longer) clutch pushrod. Or, try one of the many "LARGE" piston type slave cylinders that are available. These reduce the lever pressure by approx 30%.
Bleeding process is:

  • bleed valve closed
  • squeeze clutch
  • open bleed valve - clutch lever will come in to bar - hold it!
  • close bleed valve
  • release clutch
repeat till there are no more bubbles and operation is restored.

Posted on Jul 01, 2009


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