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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 31st, 2012, 11:24 am Thread Starter
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To bleed or not to Bleed!? The clutch that is.

Deciding whether or not to bleed the clutch as it is working fine and finally got used to the engagement/disengagement, but the fluid looks like this...

To bleed or not to Bleed!? The clutch that is.-imageuploadedbymo-free1346430107.810562.jpg

Heard of people bleeding the clutch and not having the same feel as they did before. Will I be fine leaving it the way it is, or bleed the system to rid it of the chocolate milk?


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Compared to the front brake reservoir...

To bleed or not to Bleed!? The clutch that is.-imageuploadedbymo-free1346430530.391592.jpg


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Mine looked like that. I bled it and it work the same afterward although the fluid was nice and clear. A couple hundred miles later it looked like that again.

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bleed. if you introduce air into it then it would feel different.... but if it's correct to begin with and you bleed it properly then it shouldn't change the way the clutch (dis)engages.

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I've been wondering the same thing. Bike has 2300 miles on it, clutch fluid is pretty much black.
I'm going to have the shop bleed it when it's in for new fork springs.
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I like clear fluids. Here's a good how-to video.


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Thanks all for the feedback. Will bleed sometime this week using the reverse bleed method.


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