clutch slave help!

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  1. brooks

    brooks Been here awhile

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    Riding across the country with my son, we are on why 50 outside gunnison and my clutch fluid is disappearing making my clutch hard to shift. Fluid is disappearing from the reservoir and the clutch slave is not leaking. Any suggestions??? I bought some mineral oil from a bicycle shop and filled it and bled it but we still have a long way to go! Thanks!
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  2. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Take another look at the master to be sure it is not wet.

    Not always as obvious as it would seem.
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  3. BigWan

    BigWan The Cripple Maker

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    I don't know much about disappearing fluid. It's probably leaking from behind the slave and blending in with your chain oil.

    In a pinch, I've had some success removing the slave. Taking out the spring clip. Remove the piston and clean it all up. Then rotate the o-ring 180°, reassemble and bleed. It might hold a while.
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  4. ABuck99

    ABuck99 0.0

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    What year bike how any miles?

    If you're loosing fluid chances are good the o-ring inside the slave is failing. You can continue to dump fluid in but it won't last long. How much time left on your trip? . PM me, I can overnight you a an Oberon slave and a bleeder kit .
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  5. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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  6. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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  7. gefr

    gefr Life is a trip

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  8. MortimerSickle

    MortimerSickle Semi-Adventurer

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    Mine looks good, and works well with the replacement o-ring.

    Maybe I am just lucky.
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  9. brooks

    brooks Been here awhile

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    Everyone is so awesome on here, someone even offered to overnight one!!!! I limped it to Gunnison CO and cleaned and replaced the oring with a .22 cent oring from car quest. It was pretty grimey in there! I have a new one being shipped already to my stop in Phoenix and I will carry it with me until the other one goes. The oring on the piston was pretty flattened and 150 miles later the cheap oring is holding strong. Thanks so much for the help onward to Durango on the million dollar highway!
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