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What could be wrong if the master and slave clutch have been replaced but the Magna 1100 still won't shift?

Hydraulics seem OK and functioning, but still can't shift gears.

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  • mj peterson Nov 11, 2014

    You\'re sure you have no leaks and bled it thoroughly? Bleeding the air out is a bit hard on these, run a good amount of fluid through it. If this isn;t the problem I\'m afraid you\'re looking at some internal problems. What are your symptoms? Not going into gear, creeping, etc



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You have to bleed the system to get ALL the air out. Right now the clutch is still dragging and tight. Open the bleeder on the slave cylinder while someone slowly depresses the clutch pedal to get the air out, when the pedal is depressed and fluid is coming out of the bleeder, tighten the bleeder. Be sure to fill the master cylinder and keep it filled to a mark on the reservoir.

Posted on Nov 11, 2014


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SOURCE: 1995 vn1500a9 clutch slips

if the bleeding temporarily helps you may have a bad master or slave cylinder, check the system really good for leaks. also check that your hose isnt pinched or cracked.

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not the clutch. problem should be in the trans or the ratchet mechanism on the shift drum

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Did you do an oil change recently? Sometimes a motor cycles clutch shares the oil with the engine and a different kind of oil then the bike requires will cause the clutch to slip. This happens alot especially if someone switches to some types of synthetic oil when the bike had regular oil before the oil change.

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SOURCE: 2005 TTR 125 will not shift into first gear

This is one of those issues that is really tricky to diagnose over the net but would likely take a few minutes to diagnose in person.

When it does drop into gear, does it jump or stall? Will it idle in gear, stopped with the clutch pulled in?

My initial thought is that the clutch is not being fully released (the plates are still in firm contact with eachother).

More than likely, the resolution is a fairly simple adjustment.

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