Shifter Porblem


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Shifter Porblem

Post by Poohman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:33 pm



Just wanted to see if I am wrong or Right??? I have bought a new slave clutch, installed it and bled the the line. I am not sure if I bled the line right, do you ever pull in the clutch lever to get fluid running through? I did and kept putting new DOT4 Fluid back in the reservoir. When I go to ride when I hold in the clutch for over a minute or two then it starts to go in gear.... What is my Problem ? ? ? ? ? ? Thanks



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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by Mtrdrms » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:38 pm

Sounds like air in the line or maybe a faulty slave or master cylinder. Why did you replace it?
Do you have a mightyvac? Might wanna try that or reverse bleeding to get it good and remove all the air.
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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by Poohman » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:46 pm

I replace it beacuse I kept loosing fluid and did not know where it was going. Yes I have a vacpump. Do you ever hold in the clutch handle?

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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by Mtrdrms » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:04 pm

Yes, you can hold the lever to increase the flow of fluid but you dont need to continually pull the lever to bleed the system.
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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by Poohman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:48 pm

Ok I have been bleeding my clutch for almost 3 wks now and have no luck in this. Let me start by my problem and what I have done. Was loosing fluid from clutch reservoir, and NO leaks on the slave clutch area. So thought it was going into engine, so bought new slave clutch, put it on, changed my engine oil for good measures, then bled the line and thought I was good until now after holding in on the clutch handle for more than a minute, I loose the clutch. Could it be my Clutch reservoir or my clutch itself. Really do not want to take it to a mechanic, they cost to much, but if I have to I will, LOL . Any help would be great. Thanks to everyone that is helping me. Have not road in almost a month do to did not want to end up with not clutch while riding. lol

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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by bellboy40 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:04 pm

Did replacing the slave cylinder fix the leak? The current problem sounds like a bad clutch master cylinder. Sounds like the fluid is leaking past the seal when holding the clutch in.

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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by Poohman » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:19 pm

Thanks not loosing any fluid since changing the slave clutch. So how do I test the Master cylinder for problems.

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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by Bluewaterhooker0 » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:42 pm

Poohman wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Thanks not loosing any fluid since changing the slave clutch. So how do I test the Master cylinder for problems.
I don't think I'd bother trying to test the master. That's a pretty easy rebuild, and not very pricey. Just rebuild it, and you should be good to go. We did one on my son-in-law's VTX 1800 that had no clutch action at all. Easy fix once you get that c-clip out. Now it works like a champ.

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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by Poohman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:59 am

OK I need some serious help here..... I rebuilt the Clutch master cylinder and now I can not get it bleed. It looks like the fluid is pushing up through the master cylinder, there not air coming up, when I pump the clutch handle you can see the fluid is being pressured up and not down. I have tried all of the Bleeding techs. and still seeing the pressure coming through the master cylinder. Thanks

OK Never mind this Post! ! ! ! ! LOL :lol: I found my Problem ! ! ! ! I found out that I put the Plastic cap that goes on the spring backwards inside the master cylinder. LOL oh well. It is all done but now battery is dead and waiting on a charge to see if that solved my problem.

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Re: Shifter Porblem

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:22 am

Poohman wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:59 am
OK I need some serious help here..... I rebuilt the Clutch master cylinder and now I can not get it bleed. It looks like the fluid is pushing up through the master cylinder, there not air coming up, when I pump the clutch handle you can see the fluid is being pressured up and not down. I have tried all of the Bleeding techs. and still seeing the pressure coming through the master cylinder. Thanks

OK Never mind this Post! ! ! ! ! LOL :lol: I found my Problem ! ! ! ! I found out that I put the Plastic cap that goes on the spring backwards inside the master cylinder. LOL oh well. It is all done but now battery is dead and waiting on a charge to see if that solved my problem.
That will do it!

Incidentally, I've never had a problem, ever, bleeding using a vacuum bleeder. Works first time, every time. A worthwhile investment - and it makes it easy and quick to flush brake/clutch systems.



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