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tommy terry
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Post by tommy terry » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:59 am

Hello fellow GW riders. I started having problems with my clutch fully ingageing. Tryed bleeding the system and lost all presure at the lever. I get tiny bubbles from the larger hole in the master cylinder. What am i doing wrong? Is it posible I've got air in the slave cylinder? Thanks for any help given. Tommy Terry,
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Re: clutch

Post by MSGT-R » Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:01 pm

The slave is leaking.
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Re: clutch

Post by tricky » Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:29 am

Before doing a rebuild you could try this method.

While your there you may as well clean out the master cylinder bowl, I use a turkey baster and swabs.
Fill master cylinder with DOT 4
Providing you have bled the system and there is now air actually in the line.
Place some cloths over the paintwork directly under the master cylinder in case of leakage this stuff eats paint.
Crack open the bolt holding the banjo onto the master cylinder (end of the clutch hose)
Gently pull back the clutch lever and tighten up the bolt before allowing the lever back.

Maybe do it a few times.

Air gets trapped in the master cylinder and is a bitch to get out.

If that is all it is fine if not the a rebuild is in the works

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