Recently picked up an '01 RC and loving it. Brake and clutch fluids were DARK, so I changed them out, along with the oil. Everything seemed to be fine, fluids nice and light, but now I notice the clutch fluid is back to a darker color. I am guessing that I didn't get the old fluid out completely when I bled the system.
It all seemed fine after changing the fluid. I noticed last night that there was a *click* noise when I pulled in the clutch handle all of the way. Today, when I went for a ride, about halfway in, I am getting a creaking noise instead of just the single click at the end.
So, my questions here are:
1) Could this creaking noise be a symptom of the old fluid mixing with the new?
2) Could this creaking noise be a symptom of air in the system?
3) Does this sound like it could be something more that is just showing up now?
I used DOT-4 synthetic fluid for the change, and believe I didn't get any air in the system when I did the work, but as this was my first attempt, I suppose it's my possible. Any hints, tips, or suggestions are welcome. Thanks!