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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2009 airbag model with about 115,000 miles on it. The dealer changed the clutch fluid last winter, and the bike has been stored for several months. Today when I rolled it out, the clutch lever has no resistance when I pull it in. I pumped it a bunch, but it made no difference.

I figured I'd start by trying to bleed the the system. I don't see anything leaking.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 09:08 PM
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Air is only thing that will cause no resistance that I have ever experienced . Bleeding should do the trick. Check all banjo bolts for tightness first though .
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I bled the clutch, went for test ride, and all seems well. I don't understand how air would have entered the system.

Looks like it will be another week or so before it gets nice out again. I left the lower cowl off for now, just in case something is leaking.

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I bled the clutch, went for test ride, and all seems well. I don't understand how air would have entered the system.

Looks like it will be another week or so before it gets nice out again. I left the lower cowl off for now, just in case something is leaking.
The air was most likely in the system from the dealer fluid swap and it migrated up to the master cylinder plunger. This is a common occurrence after a fluid change with a tech in a hurry to get done.
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Air is only thing that will cause no resistance that I have ever experienced . Bleeding should do the trick. Check all banjo bolts for tightness first though .

Put on center stand and put damp towel under reservoir to protect paint/plastic. Check fluid level in hand lever reservoir. If OK, bleed. Gravity bleeding alone will likely clear the line from master down to fitting, there may be a tiny stubborn bubble at the fitting that has to be bled by pumping lever. When done, make sure the reservoir is not over filled. Leave room for expansion due t heat and also clutch wear.


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