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Question Changing Clutch fluid?

I think I'm a little embarrassed to ask this, but I think better safe than sorry. I have changed my clutch fluid several times and never had a problem, I removed the grub screw put in a bleeder valve compressing the ball value and pump the fluid through. Well I started my annual today and found the threads in the grub screw fitting to be crossed threaded. So checking the forum, and I think I have realized that I still have the fitting that BMW uses to fill the system with, still attached. Just never removed that fitting.

So I want to confirm what to do next. Heat the fitting and unscrew to remove and then I can use a speed bleeder fitting, right?

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That's right Bill. Just get rid of that entire Grub Screw set-up. Including the check ball, or whatever is there. Then replace it with a Speedbleeder and life will be simple. I did that about 8 years ago and it is still working great .

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So I want to confirm what to do next. Heat the fitting and unscrew to remove and then I can use a speed bleeder fitting, right?
I've done this twice and never had to heat the fitting. You might try that first and then heat it if needed.

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Re: Changing Clutch fluid?

Despite liberal thinking to the contrary, SIZE does MATTER!!!

What size of SB do you use?
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Despite liberal thinking to the contrary, SIZE does MATTER!!!

What size of SB do you use?
I would say an SB1010S (same as the Rear Caliper) for the LT. But don't take my word for it (after all, it has been 8 years!), check the sizing chart from their Web Site to be sure:
http://www.speedbleeder.com/Motorcycle%20Sizes.htm

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I would say an SB1010S (same as the Rear Caliper) for the LT. But don't take my word for it (after all, it has been 8 years!), check the sizing chart from their Web Site to be sure:
http://www.speedbleeder.com/Motorcycle%20Sizes.htm

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stupid me...where is the screw for the clutch fluid change...little by little i will get there

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It is under the right side upper cover, adjacent to the fuel line disconnects. It is tied to the frame with a nylon wire wrap. If the accessory power outlet on the left side were on the right side it would be located just above that power outlet.

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It is under the right side upper cover, adjacent to the fuel line disconnects. It is tied to the frame with a nylon wire wrap. If the accessory power outlet on the left side were on the right side it would be located just above that power outlet.

Make sense?

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Re: Changing Clutch fluid?

Thanks guys picked up the wrenchs and unsrewed the adapter and life is good, thanks again.

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