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My bike has been sitting for a few months... I did go out and start the bike and let run every other week, however I did not engage he clutch... The fluids are still good... However I am not receiving any resistance to the clutch handle.

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  • Dave Mar 11, 2011

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This happens quite often you probably have air in the line if you bleed the clutch the pressure should return without a problem. Have a good day.

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