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cluch

Postby brownsuger » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:34 pm



i was riding my goldwing and it was all good till i stop at light puld the cluch lever in an it still wanted to go tried to put it i nutlul and would not move it keep going i had to shut it off then put it in nutrell do i ajust the cluch help



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Re: cluch

Postby tom84std » Thu Sep 20, 2012 10:15 pm

It seems that about once a year I have that problem. I've found that if I bleed the system beginning with the banjo bolt right at the lever's master cylinder it once again works perfectly. Wrap a good quantity of rags around everything to keep the fluid off the painted surfaces and out of your eyes. Most times I just need to bleed it at that banjo bolt and it's fine for at least another year. I suppose I should try and find out where that air is coming from but what the heck, five minutes once a year ain't bad.

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Re: cluch

Postby feetup » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:04 am

What is the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir?

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Re: cluch

Postby Wingrider63 » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:42 pm

I had the same prolem last week---but I rebuilt the master cylinder and bled the system already about a month ago! What gives? I can't find any leaks.

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Re: cluch

Postby feetup » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:13 am

If the level in your master cylinder is falling, and you have no leaks, the slave cylinder down in the clutch housing is leaking internally. You won't see a leak since the fluid will end up in the oil sump.
If your clutch lever is not disengaging the clutch, or disengaging and then failing to keep it disengaged, and the level in the reservoir is not falling it is most likely that there is fluid bypassing the seals, either in the master cylinder or the slave cylinder.
This could be because the piston cup has a cut or crack, or that it was installed incorrectly, with a folded lip, or that there is a score in the bore of the cylinder, allowing the fluid to flow past.
Since you rebuilt your master cylinder, and if you are sure of your work, it seems most likely that your slave cylinder is to blame.




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