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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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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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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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That's not the bleed nipple...it's the inlet for the slave. The nipple is to left if you can't see it you got to pull the panel off.
 

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My Bad, Sorry bout that, I was sure you could get to the bleed nipple without pulling the panel.
 

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I cant figure out how to use the vac. I've attached it to the bleed nipple and have been sucking fluid out and topping off the reservoir but still the clutch lever is soft. Do I need to open and close the bleed screw as I pump? Do I have to do anything with the clutch lever? The vac instructions doesnt say anything about bleeding a clutch.
Now I wish I dropped it off at the shop.
 

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Wow.. dumb mistake. I had the screw open every time I would pull the lever in... All good now. I actually ended up using the tube method without the pump. Clutch is like new now. Thanks fellas!
 

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As stated by others, you should check to make sure the seal isn't leaking from the slave cylinder. There is a small weep hole on the bottom of the slave cover, see if there is any fluid residue there. If its wet, you will need to get a new seal and replace it.
 
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