clutch master cylinder


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Willie2464
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clutch master cylinder

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clutch went out last week. honda shop wants $600 to repair and replace. is this in the ball park?


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is the master leaking or did the clutch just stop working with no visible leaks
If it is just the master cylinder failed I think that is a bit steep, well more like a lot. it's not that hard to rebuild the master cylinder and bleed the system if you have a decent grasp on turning wrenches
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The clutch went out? Or the clutch master cylinder went out? Two very different things, and two very different costs involved.
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How many miles on the bike. I had 100,000 miles on my 1500 and pulled the clutch plates and they were still like new. I did help a friend put new seals in his clutch piston (forgot what you call it) down at the engine and we bled the clutch. It took a couple hours. Cost for the kit was about $40. If your bike is not a trike and you don't pull a heavy trailer and you don't slip the clutch a lot when taking off. I doubt your problem is the clutch itself.
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Willie2464 wrote: Mon Feb 01, 2021 9:34 am clutch went out last week. honda shop wants $600 to repair and replace. is this in the ball park?
That is probably in the ball park. Their repair can easily include a slave cylinder, a clutch m/c, and a new lever and pivot pin and brass bushing. The m/c is nearly $200, lever, pin and bushing $65, slave cylinder $122, fluid and crush washers another $15. With labor and tax, $600 will get used up real fast.


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