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FJ1100 clutch

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by EffZedArgh, Mar 9, 2005.

  1. hey everyone, im postin here for a mate i work with.
    He has a mid to late '80s yamaha FJ1100 - the red and white model.
    hes havin some troubles with his hydrolic clutch and wants to know if he is able to bleed it at all. He says he has a book about the bike, im assuming he means a manual, but apparently it doesnt meantion clutch bleeding. Im not sure exactly what his clutch is doin wrong, but he just wants to know if he is able to bleed it.
    any takers?

  2. Yes, he will be able to bleed it. What sort of problem is he having?

    Not familiar with FJ1100 specifics, but to bleed it will be probably be a case of locating the slave cylinder (follow the tube down from the clutch fluid reservoir/master cylinder on the handlebars), and spanner a nipple to allow fluid out. Pump the clutch lever whilst ensuring that the master cyclinder remains topped-up. If the master cylinder holds 100ml, then it's best to pump out at least 100ml from the bleeder nipple.

    If this doesn't improve whatever the problem is then he'll need to look at seals that need replacing (probably in the slave cyclinder) and are currently leaking.