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post #1 of 9 Old Jan 16th, 2010, 4:23 pm Thread Starter
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Clutch is replaced

I have done the complete clutch replacement with a new slave cylinder which caused the slippage in the first place.
The clutch seemed to bleed properly but now I've noticed that if I engage the clutch multiple times it gets hard with about half an inch of travel remaining and unable to completely bring the handle to the bar. It initially does go completely to the bar. I drove the bike today and the clutch performed properly but when I gave it full throttle in 5th gear it slipped momentarily and then worked properly.
Any ideas for me to try.
Thanks, Glenn
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I have heard others speak of their clutch lever doing the same thing (as far as travel) so would not worry too much about that as long as the clutch works well. Also, I would give a bit of time for the clutch to "break-in" properly before letting it slip too much. It could "glaze over" if you intentionally make it slip. After installing the clutch on my LT (years ago) it would slip for if accelerated hard in 4th or 5th gear, but that seemed to disappear after about 75-100 miles.

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Thanks for the info, it did seem to improve as I drove it longer. Do you know why the clutch cannot be fully disengaged after rapid use.

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time to flush again....
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Yup, Stil got some air in it....Keep flushing..

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It is harder to bleed a new install as the new clutch does not push the release rod as far back into the slave so there is a larger volume for the fluid and trapped air. As the clutch wears the rod presses further back. That is why the fluid rises in the resevor as the clutch wears. Just keep riding and bleeding a couple of more tries and she should be good.

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Thanks for the responses.
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Just a note to say thanks for the help during the repair. The bike works fine now and would not have been possible with all the info available on this site. Special thanks to Garry who has loaned me the special tools required.
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I have done the complete clutch replacement with a new slave cylinder which caused the slippage in the first place.
The clutch seemed to bleed properly but now I've noticed that if I engage the clutch multiple times it gets hard with about half an inch of travel remaining and unable to completely bring the handle to the bar. It initially does go completely to the bar. I drove the bike today and the clutch performed properly but when I gave it full throttle in 5th gear it slipped momentarily and then worked properly.
Any ideas for me to try.
Thanks, Glenn
Hi Glenn
Although I have never actually carried out any work on a LT clutch this type of problem needs addressing otherwise I suspect you will be changing the clutch again. What will be happening is the clutch fluid when it is returned to the reservoir after you release the lever is still under slight pressure so when you repeatedly work the lever it jacks out the slave cylinder to its full extent hence the inability to bring the lever back to the handle bar. You need to check and make sure you have some free play at the master cylinder between the lever and the actually piston in the master cylinder. If you carry on using your bike the clutch fluid in the slave cylinder will expand and instead of the fluid returning to the res. it will put pressure on your clutch which will lead to another failure.
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