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post #51 of 78 Old 10-30-2018, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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My Slave cylinder went yesterday. I went in for a coffee and when I came out and started it the clutch lever did nothing. I was abut 60 km/40 miles to home so I rode without the clutch. Discovered the starter has enough power to start the bike while in gear without the clutch being released (but the lever pulled in.) I had to do it twice... once for the first start, the second for an unavoidable stop.

I had a replacement waiting at home so it was relatively simple to switch it out apart from the locating "dowel" being stuck in the old slave cylinder. Boiling hot water on the old unit got it unstuck. So the last one lasted 81,018 km or about 50,500 miles. Clues that it would fail was starting to need some topping up of the fluid over the last few weeks so I can be more proactive next time.

To be safe I ordered another Slave cylinder.

..Tom

2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 165,000+ km, 103,000+ miles.

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For the price of a coffee, you could just replace the piston seal if the cylinder isn't scored.
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For the price of a coffee, you could just replace the piston seal if the cylinder isn't scored.
I'll take a look at the old one and see.

How much is the coffee?

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2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
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Same cost as your favourite Tim Horton's blend.

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Vtom, you sure have had more than your share of headaches from clutch slave cylinders!

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Vtom, you sure have had more than your share of headaches from clutch slave cylinders!
He's not alone. I think I'm on my fourth. And each of those was rebuilt, except for the first one which was replaced under warranty. It's the winter riding that does them in.

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He's not alone. I think I'm on my fourth. And each of those was rebuilt, except for the first one which was replaced under warranty. It's the winter riding that does them in.
What mileage is on your bike?

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2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 165,000+ km, 103,000+ miles.

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Vtom, you sure have had more than your share of headaches from clutch slave cylinders!
"hydraulic clutchitis'

What's normal? I'm over 95,500 miles now.

..Tom

2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 165,000+ km, 103,000+ miles.

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In the motorcycles Ive owned with hydraulic clutches, I have never experienced a failure. Then again, I make a point of flushing my brake and clutch fluids every year regardless of miles.
The only clutch failure Ive had occurred 100 miles from home in my '81 Honda CB750K about 15 years ago. Only 18K miles on it back then. The cable went down to 5 strands, and the cut ends would stick in the conduit and cause some slippage. Replaced the cable, was fine, til a month later the clutch slipped on accel with plenty of cable slack. New plates..and has been fine ever since.
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@MAZ4ME : how many miles per year do you put on your bikes?

..Tom

2006 DL650: 202,000 km 125,500 miles, Sold
2012 DL650 139,500+ km, 86,700+ miles. Sold
2015 DL1000 New July 2015 165,000+ km, 103,000+ miles.

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