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    Is this normal level?

    Should I worry about this?
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    Re: Is this normal level?

    That is not normal. You're losing clutch fluid. You need to find the source of your leak.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    What pumper said, but also remember to always verify the fluid level with the bike on the center stand and the bars turned in the direction that makes the reservoir level. If not, the level observed will be misleading.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Ouch!!

    How much time has elapsed since you knew it was "at level"?

    I ask because i check clutch/brake levels each time i board the bikes (oil level, coolant, and tires once a week)
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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don B View Post
    What pumper said, but also remember to always verify the fluid level with the bike on the center stand and the bars turned in the direction that makes the reservoir level. If not, the level observed will be misleading.
    Good advice. Can't tell from the pic if bike is in proper position. Even so the fluid does look low.
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    Re: Is this normal level?

    +1 to other's comments. You may be close to ingesting air into the clutch line.

    Long-term leakage is visible around top of the reservoir, as shown by the blistering paint. Looks like an after-market cover, so I'd suggest you also verify the seal/diaphragm is not missing, is in good condition, and installed correctly.
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    Re: Is this normal level?

    +1 Baker Boy, top it up to the level with the reservoir level with Dot4 and see if it goes down again.
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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Well, it's clean looking so it appears to me someone changed it but just didn't refill correctly. Clutch fluid seems to darken much faster than brake fluid.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by fnmag View Post
    Good advice. Can't tell from the pic if bike is in proper position. Even so the fluid does look low.
    Yes bike was on center stand also clutch fluid replaced about 2 years ago

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by Upt' North View Post
    +1 Baker Boy, top it up to the level with the reservoir level with Dot4 and see if it goes down again.
    Upt'North
    That's great idea I already bought dot4 fluid I am going to refill tonight and see what happens

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