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Clutch dragging after fluid flush

Old 10-01-2007, 09:10 AM
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Clutch dragging after fluid flush

After my track incident, I replaced the clutch fluid reservoir. In doing so, I thoroughly flushed the old fluid, until the clear stuff was flowing from the bleeder. But once I finished this procedure, it seems that the clutch is dragging. When I pull it in and push the bike around, there is a lot more resistance than I remember. Any ideas?
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Old 10-01-2007, 09:39 AM
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Make sure you do not have air trapped at the upper banjo bolt. Cover the tanks and fairing and pump up the system and slightly loosen the banjo bolt to allow the trapped air there to get out.

This bolt is one of the highest points and air can get caught there and on the brake side as well.

Just a suggestion.....
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Old 10-01-2007, 10:22 AM
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Have you ridden it yet?
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I have not ridden it. I just removed the left handle bar since I am expecting a new one to arrive in the mail today or tomorrow. It just felt like there was a lot of resistance to pushing it around with the clutch in.
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Especially if it's been sitting a while, it's probably just sticking a little til you give it some real work.
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I have to ask why do you leave it in gear ??
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With out starting the bike, I wanted to feel how the clutch worked after replacing parts and bleeding the clutch fluid. I didn't have the key, and the bike was at a friend's house where I had parked it after the trackday. I also had to load the bike in my truck. When loading and unloading, as well as while testing the clutch; I placed the gear shifter in to first or second gear, pulled in the clutch and pushed the bike. I remember the bike being far easier to push with the clutch pulled in. I am waiting on a left handlebar, and once that (and my new high mounts) is fitted, I will try to take it for a test spin. I will then see how the clutch operates.
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Started it, rode it, all is well.
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