Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: North East Florida, FL, USA
Looks to me like the Slave Cylinder failure rate is about as random as the Rear Drive Failure. My '99 went 93,000 miles with neither a rear drive or slave cylinder failure. Where-as just yesterday, my new to me, used '05 has suffered a Slave Cylinder leak at just under 30,000 miles. I've not had any external evidence of a leak. I did however loose enough fluid out of the reservoir that the clutch would not release with the lever adjustment set at #1. I topped off the reservoir yesterday and went for a short ride. Unfortunately, rolling on the throttle in 5th gear at about 45 mph causes the clutch to slip.
North East Florida
MSF #28271 Retired
'99 Canyon Red RETIRED AT 93,000 MI
'05 GRAPHITE METALLIC retired at 87,000 MI
'01 R1150 GS- totaled
'02 R1150 GS sold
'85 K100/EML sidecar sold
'11 R1200RT currently being enjoyed
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