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post #1 of 8 Old 08-06-2016, 03:42 PM Thread Starter
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clutch slave cyl install help

I just did the front sproket area clean out on my 2014 1000. Not too dirty and mostly went well. I did NOT tie the lever to the bars.

On install i am having difficulty getting the cylinder housing bolted back on. It seems to be binding about 1/4'' from mateing to the case.

My initial thoughts are with the aligment pin but not 100% convinced. Has any one had any similar issues when installing the slave cylinder after cleanning?
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-06-2016, 05:02 PM
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While you were working on the sprocket area, if you didn't put adhesive tape or ziptie arround the piston and cylinder, the piston worked its way out of the cylinder. Prepare everything to put back on and then compress the cylinder between your hands so the piston gets back in, then quickly put it on. Bolts will still compress it some so don't be afraid to tighten them.
When my dealer took it off the last time, he forgot to put the ziptie and the piston was almost all the way out. He didn't have enough force to compress it back in, so he used portable vice grips to compress it.

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U do have to be careful of that. Hopefully you havn't reefed on it too much yet. Loosen it up and use a rubber mallet to ease it in snug. You can strip the casing with the bolts too so no ham fisting. (Did I just say that?)
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I did zip tie the cyl piston while cleaning and fully retracted the piston by hand before installing. I did not fully remove the rod while cleaning. Is there a chance anything inside the case could be preventing it from being tightened down all the way?
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Make sure you have that long metal tube spacer installed correctly as well. I remember having to futz with mine, seems like the last bit was pulled down with the bolts

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Make sure you have that long metal tube spacer installed correctly as well. I remember having to futz with mine, seems like the last bit was pulled down with the bolts
Same here. If remembering correctly the wider part of the release cylinder spacer (4) was pointing towards the bike.

Check the service manual here DL1000A (L4) SERVICE MANUAL under 5 -Transmission / Transaxle -> 5C -Clutch -> -Clutch Release Cylinder / Clutch Push Rod (Left) Removal and Installation

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Tighten each bolt a little at a time. Driving one all the way in first can cock the slave and piston not allowing the other to fully seat.
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I had more time to spend on it yesterday. I think it was just binding on tthe locator pin. A soft maletthelped it all seat properly. One thing to mention is that when fully assembled correctly the pin doesnt get fully covered.
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