no pressure in clutch handle


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tyhoffman
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no pressure in clutch handle

Postby tyhoffman » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:49 pm



92 se I have no pressure in the clutch at all. tried bleeding by myself with no success. fluid will drain from bleeder but see no leaking anywhere....help



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Re: no pressure in clutch handle

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:16 pm

They can be tricky to bleed. What method are you using to bleed it? Did you flush it - what caused it to have no pressure?

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Re: no pressure in clutch handle

Postby tyhoffman » Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:03 am

I have a guy with a REAL vacuum gum that is going to help me this weekend. We will see if that's solves the trouble but there was little to no fluid in the reservoir when opened. Probably completely full of air....we will see

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Re: no pressure in clutch handle

Postby tyhoffman » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:02 pm

We bought a vacuum gun from Harbor Freight for $15.00, and had to pull 25p.s.i. to get the line to draw, but after it started, it cleaned up beautifully, line completely cleared up and restored full pressure to the system. A great buy for the money!!

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Re: no pressure in clutch handle

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:12 pm

The hydraulic systems on these bikes can really be a bear to bleed without a vacuum pump - I wouldn't want to do it without one!

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Re: no pressure in clutch handle

Postby silverado6x6 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 6:54 pm

Try filling reservoir with fresh Dot 4, hold handle in with anything like tape or a rubber band, let it sit overnight.
You may have a blocked return port, the smallest oxy torch cleaning tip might clear it.
Be prepared to pull slave cylinder to replace seals. If it does need that I suggest doing mc as well.


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