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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by neepuk, Mar 6, 2015.
The same way hydraulic brakes are ”self adjusting”, don’t overthink it
As in adjust as they wear then?
Right that seems more manageable for my intelectual level
What you described isn't normal and not an "auto adjustment"; it sounds like maybe you had air in the line. And search "clutch slave" in this thread for an education on what's likely to be next.
Air in the system.. Or a leaking slave..
Thanks Noel and Rookie. I'll look into this.
It is probably a pain, but I recommend taking the bike back to the dealer. But you might not get it back for a while, at least in the US.
You may have a low level in the clutch master reservoir. Heck, you may have an overfilled reservoir. Considering that there is almost no fluid capacity in the reservoir, either would hardly be surprising. If you do add fluid, do it only about 2 or 3 ml at a time, test and repeat if required. It is very easy to overfill the clutch reservoir.
I regularly overfill the clutch reservoir and have had no problems. I always seem to get a little overflow seepage when I put the bladder back in tighten down the cover.
What issues would this cause? Maybe a little too much positive pressure? I would have thought the bladder would alleviate any problem like that.
I have a 2013 that uses mineral oil. But I do the same thing on my 500 exc with brake fluid.
Failure to fully release clutch pressure will cause clutch slippage, wear, and premature replacement. Other than that, nothing.
Thanks for this. I didn't even know Fieldsheer was into the battery warmed clothing biz. Turns out they're right here in San Marcos too! (2 doors away from Baja Designs!)
I know some riders that don't let cold temps slow them down, and this could really help them. Thx again!
If the local guys will even answer their phones
I may have to ho a little out of my way if o want anything done.
However, i went out for a wee ride yesterday around some of the local lochs and it was totaly fine.
Is it possible that the lever, being set too close to the bar, was causing the clutch to not disengage which leads to heating of the fluid which caused the spongyness?
Nope, not possible. The clutch fluid is a small, enclosed volume that isn't exposed to anything but ambient heating. It really sounds like you had an air bubble.
Rade Garage fairing and tower: done! My god I love the way this looks! Can't wait to see how it feels on the move
Nice!!! I’m just about to purchase the kit but wanted to see if could find some more pics. And you posted in right time
Do you think you can post more pics ?
Maybe one like below example?
I'm considering a K3 fairing too. How are the lights performing? Any advice on installation thanks?
Would love to hear your thoughts on the lights
OK DutchyKevin everyone is asking same questions. You might be one of first posting some pics and info on new Rade Garage K3 fairing. In your post could you include:
- More pics of install.
- More pics of post install.
- Does the extra weight on triple clamp ( front end ) effect how bike feels?
- How the stock steering / handling feel compared to K3?
- How is wind protection?
- How is lighting?
- Do you feel daytime visibility is good with lights on?
- How was install instructions and Rade support?
I dont have any useful pics from durung the installation, bur it was pretty straightforward.
The lighting seems to be veey, very good. Strong beam with a clear line where the light stops (in vertical sense) so I won't be blinding oncoming traffic. I haven't ridden with it yet, but the kit only weighs about 3kgs so I don't think I will be able to tell the difference. Can't say much about wind protection either yet of course.
I'll try to take some pictures of the lighting and a few extra views from the side and the rider's position later!
C'mon Man !!! No photos and additional info. I guess you have to take it apart and start all over again ;-)
@GF-kam I have been looking for the Slave Cylinder o ring locally with no luck and was wondering if you have purchased a quantity if I could purchase one for my backup kit. My 2018 @4700 miles is working well so far! Thanks either way!!