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Hello, i'm Lance. I got this Honda cruiser from my step-dad who passed away January this year. I've grown up with this bike since i was two, and i had just gotten my ownership on it. Problem: The problem did not appear until about 500 miles after that i've ridden it, there was a clutch fluid loss and my clutch lever lost it's original resistance, so it made hard to change gear while riding. I made it home before it could not be operated properly anymore.. so i took a look at it. The pressure in the clutch system is not holding up. So I had a master cylinder rebuilt with the rebuild kit (new piston, seal, etc.) AND i've had a slave cylinder rebuilt with new seal, spring, piston cup seal. The hose seems to have no leak, and the brass washer fitting is used but i turned it over for a smooth surface facing the hydraulic hose fitting to let allow the washer to be tightened properly with no air pocket to be allowed. So, i've pumped it with fresh DOT 3/4 synthetic brake fluid, then bled it as i close the lever with 3/4" space in between the lever and the handle-grip. i've seen the air bubble come out of bleeding, then no more air comes out. All this with no pressure on the clutch lever.. Then sometimes the air does still come out during bleeding. After all this, still NO resistance on the clutch lever.. and seems like somehow air keeps coming in the clutch fluid system. I've tried to troubleshoot everything but am not having any luck so far. Anyone who has the knowledge of a trick to get it working right or has an idea, please, please respond to this. This is my only transportation to work and i need it back on the road ASAP!

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This is for an 1800 vtx, but hope it helps

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