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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-01-2016, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Dirty Clutch Fluid

What can cause the clutch fluid in the master cylinder to look dirty?


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Moisture and if new system the internals & cap

if Luke metric bikes just bleed it out & and lint free wipe the colauate and fall out out

Sometimes it just looks yellowish from...big word for sunlight

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Mine looks murky. I have a 2015 RG.


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What I've seen over the years, others too Iam sure

Having a couple hydraulic clutchs and ripping apart
parts bikes and garage finds

Brake fluid has an infinity for water and will colauate, the
milky your seeing and clogs up the orifices

it ant supposed to brake down, chlorinated and all

DOT 5 is not, but from a contaminated container and moisture
have seen too

The use is the action and little air bubbles if not bleed to pressure vacuum kinda,

Some cheap shit used (env. friendly or old seem to
to wanta thirst for moisture

Your case with a new system and no leaks probably, well I'd
just change it all out, flush once completed volume of fluid from known good fluid, then fill and bleed just as you would to new

Wear disposable gloves

Do it yourself and you'll know it's right
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Thanks, I plan on changing it but I was wonder if something might be wrong somewhere.


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Used a clear tubing to her old clear tuberware keeping the opening end in the org in al fluid drained into,

same way I've done in GA and here

if it sit to long in the steaming Ga heat, seen em
salt out

Definitely get those squermers out

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15RG has a recall on the Clutch system, have it checked out and your fluid replaced

Dont talk about it, Be about it !!!
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Keep in mind that line runs down by your exhaust and is subject to heat cycles which can cause issues. I believe I've read every two years is a good time to change it out. I'll be doing mine and the rear brake fluid at the 15k service.

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Ok. I had my checked out for the recall last year. I currently have 18k+ on it. I'll have then look at it again. When should I have the fluid drained and replaced?


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