Clutch bleed problems


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mak0316
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Clutch bleed problems

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Hello everyone! I recently rebuilt a 1986 GL1200 and I am having a problem bleeding the clutch. I rebuilt the the lower clutch where it attaches to the trans, rebuilt the master clutch at the Handle bars, there are no leaks, but I cannot get all the air out. I tried laying the bike on its side, using a vacuum pump, using a syringe to reverse bleed, bleeding from the banjo nut on the master clutch and the lower clutch, and tying down the clutch lever over night. Does anyone else have any idea what I could do or what I may be doing wrong?

Thanks in advance!



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Re: Clutch bleed problems

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Check out this thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=37935
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mak0316
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Re: Clutch bleed problems

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Thanks for the reply. I have tried everything in that post and the link in that post 😆. That is why I am so lost I have had many bikes but none that have given me this much trouble.

mak0316
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Re: Clutch bleed problems

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I figured it out. I had the clutch slave spring installed wrong. it is now tight and works great.



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