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post #1 of 7 Old 03-28-2019, 03:21 AM Thread Starter
Junior Trooper
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Hi everyone. Id just like to introduce myself. Im from London England and i bought my 2002 DL1000 yesterday. Shes in a bit of a sorry state with more miles than the Starship Enterprise. But I'll get her sorted out in the end. Clutch is BAD!
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-28-2019, 05:10 AM
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Howdy Dino,

Are you sure your clutch is bad? Here are a couple things I discovered about my Vee when the clutch was not working. First item is flushing the clutch.
Open reservoir suck out old fluid (over here I go to a Dollar store and buy a snot sucker), when I get it low, but not low enough to allow air into line, I use microfiber towels & q-tips to clean inside reservoir. Next I use new clean Dot 4, fill reservoir, get my 8mm wrench and hook up a way to capture the old fluid. Then with left hand pull clutch in all the way, open zirk.. then repeat until clear fluid.
I eventually had to completely disassemble the slave cylinder because the dust shield (23166-06G00) was in really bad shape. Like others here will say, it's a good idea to remove slave cyl & chain cover & clean all the gunk.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-28-2019, 06:49 AM
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-28-2019, 09:13 AM
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Welcome Trooper!!!

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-28-2019, 10:40 AM
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Hola, for brake, clutch bleeding....

From what I've read, this problems reoccurs. Like on some Ducati's.
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post #6 of 7 Old 03-28-2019, 01:15 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Dino.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-31-2019, 03:35 AM
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Welcome to the Forum, Dino. When you have time, have you had a look at
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