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post #1 of 27 Old 02-22-2019, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Clutch slave cylinder leak

I am looking for a rebuild kit (seals) for a 2014 dl1000 clutch slave cylinder. Don't see any specific for my bike. Anyone know if it has the same clutch slave as the 2008-2012 ? I see those kits available?

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post #2 of 27 Old 02-22-2019, 05:30 PM
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Extremely unlikley it needs rebuilt, just has some particulates which got past the seal. Think exactly how a fork seal start leaking, rarely is the seal bad. I'd drain out the slave, and clean everything up really really good, or while you're in there I guess you could just replace everything. This is one of the reasons I no longer wish for a 1000 Strom, Suzuki has an absolutely HORRIBLE design for the hydraulic clutch systems.
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Stone, the items you'll want to replace for clutch slave cylinder rebuilding are:
Suzuki part numbers as per MR Cycle:
1)23166-06G00 $8.91 cover
2)23163-06B00 $5.15 cup

You didnt ask for diagnosis, frequency of failure, or anything other than a kit. The parts are available from Suzuki, as separate parts, not as a kit.
Ive rebuilt many clutch slave cylinders(master cylinders as well, nothing to it but to do it.
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Sounds like the slave unit on a Ducati 900SS. They were famous for failing. i towed a friend home a few times. I think there were problems on some Guzzis too.
Maybe they all came from Piece of Crap Industries? They like to bid low.
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Stone,

before you put it all back together look at the links in this post: https://www.stromtrooper.com/5336633-post6.html

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Thanks for the replys, I'll take it apart tomorrow, see if I can just clean it up or need seals. As for symptoms it's a slow leak of brake fluid from the bottom of the slave. Have to top off the master every couple hundred miles.

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While not the smartest design, the engine came from a sport bike.

In 100,000 miles, mine only ate one slave cylinder.

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While not the smartest design, the engine came from a sport bike.

In 100,000 miles, mine only ate one slave cylinder.
KTM and Beta have mastered the hydraulic clutch systems, they have few issues ever.

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Big B, I dont view KTM and Beta as mainstream/volume motorcycle brands, at least not in the US.
Among the 4 Japanese brands what leads you to believe that Suzuki hydraulic clutch systems are inferior to the others?

Is it possible that some owners never flush or change their clutch hydraulic fluid, and this lack of maintenance leads to problems?

Ive flushed many brake systems on bikes, only to show the owner that their clutch fluid was like black molasses. They were totally unaware--or didnt give a sh** about their clutch fluid. Change/flush the clutch fluid, lube the lever pivot, and all was better with reduced lever effort.
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I'm so guilty of ignoring the fluid flush on brakes and appreciate how much better it is with a new load of fluid. the Clutches couldn't be any different.
I know the Guzzi flush is a PITAS, I helped a friend with his V1100 Sport and Stelvio a few times. Probably why it's an ignored procedure.
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