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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arif View Post
    Yes bike was on center stand also clutch fluid replaced about 2 years ago
    Book says to change brake fluid (clutch too) every two years. Since it's hydroscopic, the moisture absorbed by the fluid will cause corrosion inside the system if you dont change it.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSW View Post
    Since it's hydroscopic.
    FYI... hygroscopic
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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Before you refill your clutch reservoir , check your seal/diaphragm
    Last edited by panmanhenk; 02-13-2018 at 10:48 AM.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by T_C View Post
    FYI... hygroscopic
    Oops....thanks

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    The fluid level will also drop with clutch wear. Some people are easy on the clutch and they last forever while others can wear them out in short time.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Two years? Needs changing.

    Level it out, suck out the old fluid from the reservoir, replace with new DOT 4, bleed system, put it to the correct level, ensure the diaphragm and cover is sealing well, and keep an eye on it.

    Look for signs of leakage at the slave cylinder.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    One caution I will make when flushing out the clutch. Because of the way the clutch slave sits in the back of the engine and you have a 6" or so long "purge port" (whatever they are called) you need to keep flushing it even after you start seeing clean fluid coming out.

    I did not realize this until after I swapped out my slave unit and could see the corrosion on the slave unit piston.

    I have a feeling many are riding on junked up slave units.
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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by SupraSabre View Post
    One caution I will make when flushing out the clutch. Because of the way the clutch slave sits in the back of the engine and you have a 6" or so long "purge port" (whatever they are called) you need to keep flushing it even after you start seeing clean fluid coming out.

    I did not realize this until after I swapped out my slave unit and could see the corrosion on the slave unit piston.

    I have a feeling many are riding on junked up slave units.
    CRAP! Another missed item.....

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    The fluid level will also drop with clutch wear. Some people are easy on the clutch and they last forever while others can wear them out in short time.
    +1
    I think I fall into the first category, since I seldom use the clutch other than starting off from a dead stop in 1st gear.

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    Re: Is this normal level?

    Quote Originally Posted by Don B View Post
    +1
    I think I fall into the first category, since I seldom use the clutch other than starting off from a dead stop in 1st gear.
    Me too.... but that's 40 starts in first over 2 miles and I usually never even fully engage first. So even less wear?

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