Clutch Lever Hard


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spragg
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Clutch Lever Hard

Postby spragg » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:42 am



My clutch lever is very hard , I tried bleeding it from the banjo at the master cylinder and the slave and also tried bleeding it from the slave cylinders bleeder screw, the lever would move normally when bleeding but after that as I pumped it up it would get hard again. I installed new clutches and seals to the clutch cover and the slave cylinder. How is the clutch shift rod suppose to be in the slave cylinder ie. smooth side in or spiral side in?



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Re: Clutch Lever Hard

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:57 am

I'm not sure if this is related but verify the clutch master cylinder pressure bleed hole is clear.
I'm guessing now but it should be a tiny hole just in front of the main feed hole in the bottom of the resavoier.
If plugged,the slave will not de-pressurize when released.

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Re: Clutch Lever Hard

Postby spragg » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:20 am

I finally got the hard clutch problem resolved, it was that I had the clutch shift rod in the wrong position. The spiral end I had placed it behind the clutch plate insted of in the front, when I changed that everything started working fine. Thanks for eveyones help.


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