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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-24-2019, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch wont bleed

At my fucking witts end here. This thing will not get pressure. I've done the empty the entire system and fill it from the bottom with the syringe. I've emptied it again and did the vacuum from the top method. no clutch. I'm getting to where tools will he flying. I can get some.pressure if I take.the clutch lever off the bars. Stupid. I know.


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Was trying to use the stock one until the new one came in. Re-routed it and it just never fucking worked. I ripped.it back off and tossed it under the bench. I'll revisit this monday with all new parts that go where they should.

Part of the issue is the angle. I have to Jack the side of the trike up to level.off the slave cylinder. pain in the ass. Be easier off the lift I think so I can turn my bars.


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Dude Im sorry. Ive always just bleed from the bottom real slow adding fluid as it drained until I got clear new fluid draining. I then top it off. Never had an issue and I usually do it every 12k to 15k miles or whenever it starts clouding up. Im totally guessing you have air somewhere.


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Was trying to use the stock one until the new one came in. Re-routed it and it just never fucking worked. I ripped.it back off and tossed it under the bench. I'll revisit this monday with all new parts that go where they should.

Part of the issue is the angle. I have to Jack the side of the trike up to level.off the slave cylinder. pain in the ass. Be easier off the lift I think so I can turn my bars.
Yes what a pia. I bled my brakes and clutch a while back and ended up strapping the bike at an angle to the shop walls to get the reservoir level. This was AFTER trying it on the lift and cranking the bars over. A trike would be tough. And cover the thing with a tarp to keep errant fluid away!

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Sounds like you let it run out of fluid.

I did the same thing, left the line dripping while I changed the cylinder.

I just leveled the cylinder, put the vacuum bleeder on it, and let it suck fill.

You can do the same thing with your syringe. Level the cylinder, what that requires depends on the bars. Then put a piece of hose on the syringe and connect the other end to the bleeder. Ad fluid and pull on the plunger. Don't let it run out of fluid. When the syringe is full, empty and repeat. Or drink beer and let gravity do the work. Just don't let it run out of fluid. After it stops passing air, put the lid on and stroke it a few times. Once you have a good pull on the lever, fill the cylinder to the full line and put it back where it belongs.
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Sounds like you let it run out of fluid.

I did the same thing, left the line dripping while I changed the cylinder.

I just leveled the cylinder, put the vacuum bleeder on it, and let it suck fill.

You can do the same thing with your syringe. Level the cylinder, what that requires depends on the bars. Then put a piece of hose on the syringe and connect the other end to the bleeder. Ad fluid and pull on the plunger. Don't let it run out of fluid. When the syringe is full, empty and repeat. Or drink beer and let gravity do the work. Just don't let it run out of fluid. After it stops passing air, put the lid on and stroke it a few times. Once you have a good pull on the lever, fill the cylinder to the full line and put it back where it belongs.
From a completely dry system I pushed the fluid up. No way air was in it. I think the seal on the master/slave cylinder wasn't sealing. Seen a mist around it. I also as stated above used the syringe to vacuum it back the other way filling it before it could suck air. I'm done fucking with it until the new line comes in. I'm riding the wifes FW tomorrow.
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I honestly just think your frustrated and being impatient. I say let it drain slowly and keep adding. You got air somewhere.


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I honestly just think your frustrated and being impatient. I say let it drain slowly and keep adding. You got air somewhere.
There's a lot of truth there. Lol. I'm frustrated for sure. Add that a truck ran over my S10+. And my day has been an adventure.
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There's a lot of truth there. Lol. I'm frustrated for sure. Add that a truck ran over my S10+. And my day has been an adventure.
Man Im sorry to read this. Thats when you just have to walk away. Clear your head and then go for it.
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From a completely dry system I pushed the fluid up. No way air was in it. I think the seal on the master/slave cylinder wasn't sealing. Seen a mist around it. I also as stated above used the syringe to vacuum it back the other way filling it before it could suck air. I'm done fucking with it until the new line comes in. I'm riding the wifes FW tomorrow.
If that master cylinder isn't level, its hard to get the air out of it.
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