The clutch lever on my 1700 was becoming heavier to pull recently. then yesterday it started making an horrendous noise in the area of the slave cylinder every time I pulled the clutch in. I hate having problems especially whilst I'm away from home, but I could leave it so I removed the cover and slave cylinder to find the end of the pushrod was rusty as hell and about an egg cup full of grit and stuff inside the engine casing.
I cleaned it all out and lubed the pushrod with a drop of engine oil, just a drop so as not to contaminate the hydraulic oil seals.
Anyone else had this problem?
Can't say I am very impressed with the design.
In the process of cleaning the grit from the inner surface of the actual cylinder I wiped away some form of grease, which I guess is there to protect the exposed bore as the piston moves back and forth. Anyone know what this grease is??
Nope, not been off road. That was just grit and road dirt.
This is my daily bike and it gets used in all weathers. I don't have a car.
I think I will give the end of the cylinder a coating of red grease and leave it alone until it starts making a noise again.
This is one example of where the Harley design is better. My Road King would never suffer from this problem.
I have this problem last year. When you drive in rain and dirt roades this is going to happen. The constraction is made in a bad way regarding the clutch. I have cleaned mine up them i put an rubbet seal gasket with a hole for the pushrod in it so the dirt can not get in anymore.
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