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Old Jun 9th 2018, 10:51 AM   #11
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Mine has developed a lot of free play in the lever and the friction zone is moving closer and closer to the maximum pulled point of the lever. My lever is adjusted all the way out now, hopefully the recall parts come in before it becomes useless.
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Old Jun 9th 2018, 12:49 PM   #12
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Here's something that might help the symptoms before a robust fix comes out. My Monster 1200S used to get a bit of air in the clutch circuit, mostly correlated with long hard romps on very hot days. The clutch lever would become so mushy that I almost couldn't disengage while stopped sometimes.

But the fix is easy: Unscrew the clutch lever bleeder nut just a bit, like 1/4 or 1/2 turn. Then VERY SLOWLY pull in the clutch lever. Watch the bleeder hose hole and at the first glint of liquid, close the nut. Then bingo, a firm lever again.

Give it a try if you're in a pinch.
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Old Jun 12th 2018, 03:46 PM   #13
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Here's something that might help the symptoms before a robust fix comes out. My Monster 1200S used to get a bit of air in the clutch circuit, mostly correlated with long hard romps on very hot days. The clutch lever would become so mushy that I almost couldn't disengage while stopped sometimes.

But the fix is easy: Unscrew the clutch lever bleeder nut just a bit, like 1/4 or 1/2 turn. Then VERY SLOWLY pull in the clutch lever. Watch the bleeder hose hole and at the first glint of liquid, close the nut. Then bingo, a firm lever again.

Give it a try if you're in a pinch.
Thanks for this friend. Took all the slop out of my clutch. I noticed in dashcam video on the track that during hard braking, the clutch fluid rolls all the way forward in the reservoir and exposes the hose hole to air. I figure on the street, braking and pulling in the clutch at the same time could be sucking air into the system if the fluid rolls forward enough.
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Old Jun 19th 2018, 12:35 AM   #14
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It's for the slave cylinder.
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Old Jun 19th 2018, 04:50 AM   #15
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ah, shades of the 2004 Aprilia RSV1000 I had, that needed a clutch bleed at least once a week or so. Be glad your rear brake works.....
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