Hard to pull clutch KTM 450 exc 2003

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by allkidd, Feb 23, 2013.

  1. allkidd

    allkidd Adventurer

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    Recently I fell on the left side bending my magura clutch lever. I replaced the lever but ever since the fall the clutch is hard to pull. I've back bled the system but that didn't help. The clutch seems to work ok but my wrist gets tired. Any thoughts are appreciated!
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  2. red ryder1

    red ryder1 Adventurer

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    Could be any of a million things. Is your clutch master cylinder aligned properly? What about a crushed fitting at the cylinder connection? The cylinder may need rebuilt after a incident like that! Do you use the mineral oil based fluid as provided by the manufacturer? My suggestion would be to work from the cheapest solutions first! Keep us posted.:ear
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  3. allkidd

    allkidd Adventurer

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    I use the mineral oil. Of course, I was hoping the cheapest fix of back bleeding would make a difference but it didn't. Nothing seemed out of align or jammed in regards to the lever and line but I haven't taken apart the master cylinder yet. I'm thinking rebuild the master cylinder is the next step. Thanks!
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