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I have a 2006 vfr 800 and had to replace clutch lever (came home and bike was on its side in the garage). After replacing the clutch lever I barely have any pressure and when pressed the bike is very hard to move manually. Can't start the bike in gear with the clutch pressed or if started in neutral the bike stalls when I press the clutch and shift into gear. The lever has good motion pressed and released but I figured it must need to be bled. So my question is how to bleed the clutch myself without having to take it in to a mechanic. Diagrams or detail specifics would be great. Thanks! Albert

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Your clutch lever is hydrolic and uses dot 4 brake fluid just like the brakes. Remove the seat and on the "left leg side if riding" there is a bleed nipple for the clutch. Remove the bolts for the rod that goes into the engine to engage the clutch and use a clamping wrench to hold the pin in place so when you grab the lever it forces fluid out of the nipple and does not push the pin out. Then just bleed it just like a brake line. you should already be flushing all the brake fluid out of the bike every other year for regular maintenance.

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