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post #1 of 19 Old 02-19-2019, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Stupid. What Is This Thing? Why Is It Uncovered?

Hi,
This is part of my clutch plate cover and the bright silver thing looks like a zerk or grease fitting for a grease gun. It has no cover. What does this "fitting" do? Does it need a cover? Is it missing?
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post #2 of 19 Old 02-19-2019, 12:24 PM
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Clutch slave cylinder bleeder screw.
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Do not pump grease in there no matter how inviting it looks. NOT a grease zerk.

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Team, there is a bleeder screw cap shown in the parts microfiche.
It is part# 50122-01A00 $3.10
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Look at your front and rear brake calipers. You will see the same fitting(hopefully with a little cap on top). Used to drain out the old fluid when you change it every two years or so. Located at the high spot of the cylinder it will also bleed out trapped air that can cause sponginess.
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They may have replacement dust caps at a local hardware store. Ace Hardware carries a bunch of different, covers, knobs etc. in their fasteners section.
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Be careful that the little bugger doesn't snag your shoelaces when coming to a stop. I think the whole thing should be guarded. I have come up against resistance when trying to put my foot down several times. Tuck your laces into your shoes, or use riding shoes/boots that don't have laces.
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My thanks to each of my brothers who chimed in on my question. I really appreciate your help and insight. I sure am grateful!
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Be careful that the little bugger doesn't snag your shoelaces when coming to a stop.
That exact thing happened to me once. I managed to throw most of my body weight to the right to compensate for the fact that my left foot couldn't reach the ground and managed to avoid dropping the Vee.

I bought a pair of zip-up motorbike boots the next day
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I learned my "Laces Lesson" back in '74 riding my then-new Schwinn Continental along the Great River Road in Pere Marquette park in Illinois. Left tennis show laces caught in front sprocket set, I found a grassy spot to lay the bike down with me underneath it. No damage to bike or body...but never again! Zip-up boots, and one set that does have laces has a large velcro tongue that covers them.
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