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post #1 of 4 Old 09-18-2009, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Leaking slave cylinder?

I believe I have a leaky slave cylinder. The last couple weeks I noticed a 2" diameter "wet oilly spot" on the garage floor. There is oil all over the bottom of the slave cylinder.

I read sheps post on how to remove it but what exactly do I need to replace to stop the leaking? Is it just a seal or is the whole damn thing shot? The clutch seams to be working fine.

Thanks for your help.

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post #2 of 4 Old 09-19-2009, 09:52 PM
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I replaced the seal on mine and it's still leaking.

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post #3 of 4 Old 09-20-2009, 01:31 AM
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I had the same problem at around 20 000kms/1 year. All advice I heard was replace the entire slave cylinder. Rebuilding doesn't work well.

I think the major cause of failure was not cleaning the chain muck out of the front sprocket area regularly enough, resulting in accelerated corrosion. (Lots of wet, salty riding conditions.)

The replacement part has lasted twice as long as the original and is showing no signs of failure (knock on wood).

For what it's worth, I was able to get it replaced under the extended 3-year warranty, though this was also a bit of a favour from the shop.

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post #4 of 4 Old 09-20-2009, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. I went ahead and ordered a new cylinder. The stealer charged me $90 hmy:

I am to blame for not cleaning out all the shite in the front spocket. Rode threw a ton of bad weather this year, I'm sure that killed it.

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