Show your clutch some love - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2011, 05:37 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
jrg05a's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Abilene,Texas
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Show your clutch some love

I decided to bleed the clutch this afternoon since I haven't done so since I have bought the bike and had no clue when the previous owner did it. That's not Coke in that bottle, it's the old fluid. Not sure if it always comes out like this but I can't imagine that being good. It was black.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Photo_00002.jpg
Views:	88
Size:	39.5 KB
ID:	1442  

2000 RC51
Black Chrome Windscreen
Erion Racing Exhaust & hangers
Aftermarket under tail
License plate swing-arm bracket
Front Flush Blinkers
43 rear sprocket
K&N Air filters
Rear swing-arm spools
Flapper mod
Frame Sliders
jrg05a is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-11-2011, 10:03 PM
SubSailor's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sarasota, FL
Posts: 6,479
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
That's actually water moisture mixed with brake fluid.
And it's a nasty combination.

My old 'Busa had an incorrect clutch master cylinder diaphragm installed by a local shop.
One day I went to do a routine bleed of the clutch system and all I got was sludge.
Took a lot of time and effort to clean out the clutch system.
From now on, I do all the work and not some bozo.
SubSailor is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-12-2011, 08:49 AM
Lifetime Premium
madbuyer's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Indy
Posts: 8,335
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Quoted: 226 Post(s)
If you think that is bad....take a look at your fork fliud if you haven't already done so.

Routine maintenance is where safe motorcycling starts, good to see you are on top of things.

The very first schoolbook that was written had God all over it. --Dave Mustaine
madbuyer is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-13-2011, 07:57 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 158
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thats my weekend project, did the brakes last week..

2003 ZZR1200 - Galfer Lines, EBC HH Pads, Corbin Beetle Bags and Seat, Genmar Risers, Muzzy Full System. - Street.

2007 RSV1000R - Penske triple clicker, Ohlins forks, Ohlins steering damper, Leo Vince titanium full system, race ECU, Brembo mono-blocks, Braided lines, Race battery, etc.. - Track whore.

2004 Hemi Durango - Tow duty
MorpheusRS is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome