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Clutch fluid leaking from clutch cover. ideas?

Clutch fluid leaking from clutch cover. ideas?

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The clutch cover leak is a common issue on the original design, and there is a fix available. Go to your Buell dealer with part number X2086.1AM. It is a kit with a new clutch piston and seals.

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I am not familiar with buells however this is a common problems with other bikes. as your clutch wears your clutch fluid increases. this is the opposite of brake systems.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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The leaking you have is probably because the seals are going bad on your clutch slave cylinder. Not a major fix if you are mechanically inclined and shouldn't be too spendy if you have a mechanic do it.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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How do I bleed the clutch?


Bleeding the clutch is similar to bleeding brakes, only easier. Take the lid of the clutch master cylinder, on the clutch side. If it's leaking, check for cracks. Also check the rubber seal inside the lid to make sure it is sealing all around the reservoir. With the lid off, pour some DOT 4 fluid into the reservoir, and slowly squeeze the clutch to get some air out of the clutch. When you see only fluid moving back and forth, release the clutch, fill the reservoir to the upper line or a little below the top. Have a rag handy to wipe any overflow, as dot 4 removes paint. Tighten up top of master cylinder, and work clutch until you can feel the back pressure.

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Need help bleeding clutch on my 05 v-rod


As the clutch wears the fluid level in the reservoir will rise so the initial fluid level should not exceed the FILL LEVEL. And the motorcycle must be upright and the handlebars set to level the fluid in the clutch reservoir.


When filling an empty clutch fluid line, a VACUUM BRAKE BLEEDER with a fitting that mates to the secondary clutch actuator bleeder screw threads can be used to draw the fluid down the clutch line and the air out of the system.


Take off the clutch fluid reservoir cover and then initially loosen the banjo bolt just enough to allow air bubbles to escape. Be careful because clutch fluid under pressure can squirt a steady stream a long way.


Hold the reservoir cover in place and pump the clutch hand lever 5 times or so and then hold the clutch hand lever against the handlebar and with a shop towel under the fitting loosen the banjo bolt and watch fro air bubbles to be released and then retighten the banjo fitting and only after it is tight release the hand lever. Check and refill the reservoir with fluid to the FILL LEVEL line and repeat the previous step three or more times and until only a steady flow of clutch fluid without air bubbles escapes from the banjo fitting at all times keeping the clutch fluid level in the reservoir at the FILL LEVEL with motorcycle in an upright position.


THEN remove the secondary clutch actuator cover, cover the exhaust pipe(s) with towels and place a suitable pan under the right side case to catch excess clutch fluid THEN while holding the reservoir cover in place pump the clutch hand lever 5 or more times, then hold the clutch hand lever against the handlebar and loosen the secondary clutch actuator bleed screw and watch the bleed screw for air bubbles. When the hand lever touches the hand grip hold it there without releasing it until the bleed screw has been tightened again and then release the hand lever., refill the fluid reservoir to the FILL LINE and repeat the previous steps, always keeping the fluid reservoir full of fluid, until a steady stream of fluid with no air bubbles coming from the bleed screw. When there is no more air coming out leave the bleeder screw tight and fill the reservoir with fluid to the FILL LINE.AUTION


THEN test pressure by squeezing clutch hand lever repeatedly does not build pressure in the hand lever and the fluid level does not remain at the FILL LINE then there is a leak somewhere and it will have to be located and fixed. If there is no visible leak check the secondary clutch actuator boot for leakage.


When there is no evidence of leakage and the clutch lever works properly and the fluid in the reservoir is at the FILL LINE install the reservoir cap and insert and tighten the fasteners to 0.7-0.9 Nm (6-8 in-lbs); the reservoir banjo bolt to 23-31 Nm (17-23 ft-lbs); the bleed screw to 9-11 Nm (80-100 in-lbs); the secondary clutch actuator cover fasteners to 6-10 Nm (53-88 in-lbs) and then test ride the motorcycle.


If the clutch does not have correct pressure you may have a dragging clutch and/or hard shifting.

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My clutch went and it won't go in gear.....os it because there is no break fluid


desertracerpeople post here and do not tell what kind of car it is.. really helps if we know.. if the car has a clutch mast er cylinder and it is out of fluid than YES.. thats yyour problem.. But the question is what made this happen.. A LEAK.. the leak can be a bad clutch master or a bad clutch slave cylinder or the line that connects the two.. at worst it would be a collasped clutch cover or threw out bearing.. probably a leak or bad cylinder

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Leaking clutch/break fluid


slave cylinder.... clutch fluid doesnt leak from a gear box

Dec 28, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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Clutch wont disengage when I push the clutch


do you feel normal pressure under your foot. it can be a couple of thing. check if the master cylinder has fluid in it .check for fluid inside the cab high up on the clutch pedal.then the master is leaking.but most common would be the slave cylinder on the side of the transmission.peel back the dust cover if fluid leaks out replace.

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I have a 2008 Buell 1125r. After only 1200 miles my clutch lever seems to be out of adjustment. How do you adjust them?


There is no clutch adjustment on the Buell 1125 models. Check your fluid levels to make sure you are not low on DOT4 brake fluid for the clutch master cylinder.

There is a common issue on the 1125 to have it leak clutch fluid. On the lower right side of the motor is a round puck to protect the motor. This is the clutch cover, and fluid will leak out of the puck. The fix is a kit from your local Buell dealer, it is part number X2086.1AM and will set you back about $200.

May 17, 2011 | 2008 Buell 1125R

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I have a 1991 jeep wrangler the clutch fluid keeps getting real low


clutch fluid level droppin means that ur clutch master cylinder is leaking,u can check by looking inside car where pushrod goes thru firewall to see if its wet with brake fluid where rod comes thru wall inside car, a wet ,stained carpet.the other possibility is ur clutch slave cylinder located at side of ur transmission,usually drvr side is leaking fluid.if this is the case u will notice clear brake fluid at the bottom center of ur trans,right where it butts up towards ur engine. anyhow its a good idea to replace both pieces at same time to avoid any further issues with clutch pedal. good luck hope this helps

May 01, 2011 | 1991 Jeep Wrangler

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Clutch reservior went dry. I could not shift. How do you fix this.


Any evidence of leaking frorm the clutch lever area or lines down to the clutch? Remove the cover on the clutch reservoir and fill. squeeze handle slowly to see if there is bubbles or fluid spray. Will most likely have to bleed the clutch. Bleed is on left side lower end of the clutch hose. Squeeze clutch lever several times and open the bleed. Close bleed and do again. When you get good solid flow of fluid, should have a good clutch. Look for leaks.

Apr 14, 2011 | Yamaha Royal Star Tour Deluxe Motorcycles

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Clutch stopped working


The clutch reservoir is on the bulkhead / firewall by the brake fluid reservoir under the bonnet / hood. Its likely to be low or out of fluid. If this is the case its more than likely that you have a leak from the master cylinder or slave cylinder. First have a look from the clutch pedal side for any signs of fluid around the firewall area. Then follow the pipe from the master cylinder down to the gearbox bellhousing. The slave cylinder is what it attaches to. Chances are there will be a leak from under the rubber boot where the rod exits. In some cases you will have to remove it from the bell housing to check for leak. You can usually leave the pipework on at this stage. Carefully prize of the dust cover and check for leaks. Be careful not to let it drip in your eyes. If its leaking remove completely and replace it or the seals. Refit and bleed the clutch after topping up reservoir.
Cheers John

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