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Clutch help

I'm attempting to add clutch fluid into my bike, which is does not have any. I added fluid in the cup but when I squeeze the lever nothing happens.

What's going on?


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The clutch line has been empty and disconnected for a week while I waited on parts to reinstall. But now that i want to run fluid through the line I can't. When I squeeze the clutch lever, the fluid doesn't get sucked in.


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I'm also lightly squeezing the clutch in, loosening the nipple, and then pulling the clutch in all the way, tightening the nipple and then releasing the lever


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It may just be it's having problem pushing fluid to the slave cylinder.

Were you trying to bleed the clutch line at the time, where you were squeezing the master cylinder and opening the bleed fitting on the slave?
In this case, a vacuum bleeder may be a good thing to buy. They're not expensive and available at most auto stores.

I replaced the slave cylinder on my VFR800 recently and used my MityVac bleeder, and it did an outstanding job. Better than I anticipated.
I expected a few rounds of bleedings to purge any air, but it did it rather quickly.
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fill resevoir, pump clutch lever 10 times or so, hold lever in, open nipple by the sprocket cover to release air, close nipple, let off clutch. rinse repeat.

might want to grab a cold beer, could take a while lol
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It was my piston set that wasn't engaging the clutch! I fixed it and finally got fluid into the line! I finally took it out for a quick spin around the block after a year!

would anybody know why my throttle feels loose? I'll post a video


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I can't post a video, but basically what happens is I can roll on and off on my throttle before it's actually engaged. Does that make sense? Kinda like it wiggles


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I can't post a video, but basically what happens is I can roll on and off on my throttle before it's actually engaged. Does that make sense? Kinda like it wiggles


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tighten the cables?
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You may need to lift the tank, and remove the airbox to access the throttle cable adjuster.

Or you can try the adjuster on the throttle cable where it attaches to the handlebar. Theres a small range of adjustment there.

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tighten the cables?
Your post plus the thread title :sly:

After reading the thread, not so much

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