Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Central England
Hydraulic Clutch Woes
Last week, first time out of the garage for the old girl this year, I lost hydraulic pressure at the clutch lever. Starting at the easy to work on end of the system, I found plenty of evidence of fluid seepage so changed the seals in the master cylinder.
I followed Kirks' instructional video on how to bleed the system, but still had very poor clutch action...it would just about disengage, but as much as twitch your fingers holding the lever and the clutch would bite.
I left the lever cable tied back to the bars for a couple of days, and today found it much better, not 100%, but now rideable. And no obvious loss of fluid, which I hope means the slave cylinder isn't leaking. I suspect there is still some air in the system.
So I just wanted to ask 2 things:
1. Any tips or tricks to bleeding the system not covered in the video?
2. When I re-opened the reservoir after the lever was tied-back, I found the new fluid had gone a little cloudy, something I've never come across before. Any thoughts as to why this might be?