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June 26, 2012 at 4:28 pm #13624
replaced both clutch master and slave cylinder seals with K&L kits. Bled out the air and still have a soft lever. I can not find any signs of a leak and the fluid level stays constant. Looking for help with troubleshooting or someone who knows where to look next.June 27, 2012 at 7:43 pm #13625
solved…..from a post in 2004. Pays to dig and dig….
They never mention some things in the repair manuals because they assume that everyone with a bike knows all the tricks.
Here’s the part they don’t tell you about the clutch/front brake;
Some bikes have an additional problem with both the clutch and front brakes, including my own. The problem stems from the configuration of the master cylinder, which is that the connection to the hydraulic line at the master cylinder creates a pocket that air bubbles like to hide in (this is
called a reverse trap) and the method for bleeding that section is a little tricky if you’ve never done this before.
Here’s the proceedure;
1) Bleed the clutch/brake line like normal.
2) Put a wrench on the banjo fitting and squeeze the lever.
3) (NOTE: Use a box end wrench for this) While holding the clutch/brake lever in, crack loose the fitting and reclose it quickly. Have a rag over the fitting connection that you are working on because it will spit at you as pressure expells the air and a little fluid.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not release pressure on the lever till the fitting is tightened back up or you will suck air back into the line.
4) Test the clutch/brake again. If done correctly, you will have pressure near the beginning of the lever movement rather than at the end.
5) Repeat as needed, but should not need more than 2-3 times.
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