Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Manassas, Virginia, USA
Clutch/Slave Master Cylinder ???
I've been having trouble with sticky shifting.
I checked the linkage & replaced bad bushings & lube. Good stuff, but no difference.
I then bled & flushed the clutch using a speedbleeder & the Sayegh videos for reference. For the first 25 miles of my test ride, all was well. Then in some stop & go riding, it started to stick again. When it would stick, double-clutching seemed to help most of the time. So it seems to me, I probably have a hydraulic clutch problem.
If so, the trick here is isolating this (master vs slave). My clutch lever seems to make a noise when I pull it -- sounds like a soft clicking, sort of like a bellows compressing & expanding. I don't know if this is normal...
Anyway, any ideas? I wonder if the master cylinder needs a rebuild/replacing? I also could change the trans lube - its only got about 10k on it.
2005 Kawasaki Z750S
1999 BMW K1200LT
1972 Honda CL350
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