Clutch Slave Cylinder rebuild


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filupsd
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Clutch Slave Cylinder rebuild

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I have been having trouble with my clutch for some time now but recently it has gotten to the point of parking the bike and doing research. From reading many great post it seems I need to rebuild the slave cylinder so the MC will shift properly. I have ordered the parts from Old Bike Barn and wanting to tear into it and clean while waiting.

Any suggestions for removal etc? Any Videos anyone know about? I feel confident in the cleaning and rebuilding (recently did all the brake calipers and pistons) I just don't want to wrestle too long if someone knows any tricks in removal and installation.

I am also going to go ahead and do the Master cylinder and the brass bushing at the clutch while I have it apart. I have read all the great tips on bleeding the line once its back together.

Thanks
David



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Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder rebuild

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filupsd wrote:
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:46 pm
I have been having trouble with my clutch for some time now but recently it has gotten to the point of parking the bike and doing research. From reading many great post it seems I need to rebuild the slave cylinder so the MC will shift properly. I have ordered the parts from Old Bike Barn and wanting to tear into it and clean while waiting.

Any suggestions for removal etc? Any Videos anyone know about? I feel confident in the cleaning and rebuilding (recently did all the brake calipers and pistons) I just don't want to wrestle too long if someone knows any tricks in removal and installation.

I am also going to go ahead and do the Master cylinder and the brass bushing at the clutch while I have it apart. I have read all the great tips on bleeding the line once its back together.

Thanks
David
You have it pretty much covered I think, getting the slave cylinder off can create new swear words, but it doable. the only other thing I would suggest when you have it out, before the putting new kit in, check the inner casing for pitting. so that the piston and rubber seal, can run freely. good luck

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Re: Clutch Slave Cylinder rebuild

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Finally got everything back together. Wow what a difference! I have mo trouble shifting into neutral and the transmission completely disengages at a stop sign. It's the small things in life you know.
I did buy a vacuum pump bleeding system (fake Mityvac) from Harbor Freight and it worked so well I went ahead and sucked all the old fluid out of all three brake lines and now they all react better too.

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