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Hydraulic Clutch bleed problems -FZ750

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by linerunner, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. OK. This morning the friction point had moved to about half a cm from the bar, if that, which I dont much like. I pumped them (quite a) few times and the friction point moved back to where it should be but after the bike had been sitting for awhile (at work), when I went back to it the friction point was back at the bar.

    How could this happen? How can it move around so freely?
    Obviously I need to bleed it, but Ive had trouble in the past. I took it to a dealer and they replaced the plates and told me that they couldnt get it to bleed properly (they also replaced the master cyclinder (from a wrecker) and installed a new piston and seal in there because they thought that this was the reason it wouldnt bleed). This was the problem that Id had myself, which was why I took it in in the first place. There was just air coming out with the fluid when I pumped them and I'd originally gone through about a litre of fluid and there was still loads of air. So I took it in.

    They said that they had fixed it by using a syringe to pump the fluid in through the master cyclinder. I have a syringe at home which I bought especially, in case I had problems down the line (here I am). No I am not a junkie, in case you are wondering.

    Im afraid that if I bleed them I might make it worse. Someone told me that if air gets in the clutch you need a vacuum pump. I use this bike to commute so I cant afford to have it off road for too long so I want to know as much as I can before I do anything.

    Does anybody have any advice/suggestions?