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Soft Clutch lever, Goes all the way down

It had a strong clutch but I only ride the bike maybe twice a month for 20 minutes. Last couple of times I noticed clutch lever needs to go farther down to disengage. Now it goes all the way down and it doesnt disengage at all. I opened the fluid reservoir and it looked empty. I put dot 4 in and it quickly filled up but its still doing the same thing. Is there air in the system? Is the clutch out? The bike was laid down few months ago so that could have something to do with it. Any help would be appreciated.
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Need to bleed the system and look for the leak once you are able to build pressure.
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Sounds like air. You need to bleed it from the banjo bolt at the master, the slave and then the bleeder screw, or use a mity-vac vacuum bleeder on the bleeder screw. They work very well.
Make sure your your fluid is topped up before you start.

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Different bike, same process
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Thanks guys. I just ordered the Mityvac so I dont have to look for all those other bolts. It comes with a 1/4 tubing. Is that the right size?



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I know it comes with the right adapter so you should be fine. Make sure your fluid is topped up before starting and follow the instructions that come with the MityVac and you will be fine. While at it maybe do front and rear brakes too??!!! Good to give it all a flush.

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I know it comes with the right adapter so you should be fine. Make sure your fluid is topped up before starting and follow the instructions that come with the MityVac and you will be fine. While at it maybe do front and rear brakes too??!!! Good to give it all a flush.
Thanks a lot
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Duc1098 - Any updates? Had a chance to bleed it yet? How does the clutch lever feel afterwards?

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Still waiting to get the mightyvac in mail. BTW can someone please tell me where the bleeder bolt is? Would I have to take off the side fairing?
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no, it is on the clutch slave cyl right on the front chain sprocket cover, has a bleed nipple.

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