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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Angry clutch slipping

i have a00 kawasaki vn1500 classic 30,000 miles and this is what i have done to it the shop put new clutches in they told me this is what was causing it to slip i emptyed the resevoir i put another slave cylinder on bled through bleeder several time took bleeder completely off put slave cylinder back on and put bleeder in bled again and im still slipping away lever is soft to pull could it be now that i need to rebuild clutch master cylinder
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 02:44 PM
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The clutch is slipping or it won't release? Those are two completely different problems.

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clutch slipping

when i throttle down on it to pick up speed i have to back off because it seems like it is slipping
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Well, the only problem the reservoir/master cylinder could cause is an inability to release the clutch. Unless there's some adjustment at the point of clutch release at the trans (I've never actually looked at a bike with a hydraulic clutch, but I doubt there is), then there's something wrong with the work that the shop did.

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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 10:09 PM
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Could they have left one of the clutches out?
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clutch slipping

could have dont know ran good for a couple days and i called him and he said the slave cylinder would probably need to be rebuilt so i took one off of my other motor that i knew was good and it still does the same thing so dont know whats going on with it
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fastpakr is right, if it's slave cylinder related it would just be harder to engage and the lever would sink, the clutch lever should be fairly stiff all the way to the top... if the clutches are new they shouldn't slip. I'm not sure why it would work for a few days then quit though. Sorry, I'm not of much help here.
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Just for curiosity's sake,...are you running motorcycle oil in your scoot'..

I just thought I'd throw this in for good measure...
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Just for curiosity's sake,...are you running motorcycle oil in your scoot'..

I just thought I'd throw this in for good measure...
Excellent question,
but if the bike shop did the work surely they would have put the right oil back in or did they just lay it over on the side and not even drain the oil LOL
also maybe the clutch springs are weak.

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-26-2010, 12:45 PM
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Excellent question,
but if the bike shop did the work surely they would have put the right oil back in or did they just lay it over on the side and not even drain the oil LOL
also maybe the clutch springs are weak.

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Yea,..you're right.
Bike Shops would NEVER make a mistake like that,..even when training "noobs" in the service area.
(It never hurts to point out the simple things sometimes though.)
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