Slave unit


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Slave unit

Postby bohdan » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:48 am



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Greetings gents, I was able to take the slave cylinder apart rather easily. Upon observing the cylinder and piston, it appears to be somewhat worn. See pix. Should I splurge and get the entire new slave unit for $150? Or would this be rebuild able? Mighty obliged



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Re: Slave unit

Postby bstig60 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:13 am

Personally, I would replace it rather than risk being stranded on the road.
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Re: Slave unit

Postby ct1500 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 7:19 am

What is the original complaint for servicing? That piston will clean up nicely and provide many more years of service. It is the cylinder bore in cover where the seal rides that is the most important area for inspection. Only use fresh clean brake fluid to reassemble components.

If doing one (slave/master) I always recommend doing both at the same time with rebuild kits as long as the system is open. Because of age it is just good preventive maintenance. Clutch lever bushing and lever pivot hole are also known wear items if not lubed regularly. :)
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Re: Slave unit

Postby bohdan » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:00 am

Yeah, I don't think I could have gotten it any cleaner. To be honest, the last newsletter the WingAdmin did had a story on the slave unit and the "disappearing Brake fluid" relating to the clutch system. His statement in there saying" don't just fill it up and think its good and forget about it......, because it isn't". That was me. Got even more scared that somebody toasted an engine from leaking brake fluid into the engine. Perhaps overkill, but got an new assembly to be safe. Mighty obliged for the advice. .




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