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No clutch release - Have I done something wrong here!?

Hi all,

A couple of month ago, I was deep cleaning my 2005 SP2 and took the front sprocket cover off. Whilst there, I also changed the slave cylinder's gasket as it was looking worse for wear.
Whilst there, I also looked at the clutch lifter rod, pulled it out, replaced it back.

Last week, I restarted the bike for the first time on its stands (I had the wheels resprayed and new tyres fitted, hence the time lapse). I tried to change gear and the clutch would not release, as in: there is no resistance at all in the lever and engaging first just makes the rear wheel spin. It also sounds like a bag of bolts when the gear is engaged!
When on the ground, engine off, 1st gear on, I cannot roll the bike by pulling the clutch.

What did I do wrong? Missed?

Thanks for helping this idiot.

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Did you bleed the clutch system after you put it all back together?
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Nope, I didn't think that would have been necessary
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The clutch slave piston probably extended far enough to pull air into the system. Bleed it and it'll be back to normal
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Thanks gents. I shall report back.
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Air in the elbow at the top after the master cylinder.
Wouldn't have thought anything could gave gone in.

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When the slave extended out it probably emptied your reservoir and pulled air in. When you pushed it all back obviously some air stayed trapped
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