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Clutch Slave Rebuild
Well I finally got down and rebuilt my leaky clutch slave cylinder. Although the space is tight, I found it easy enough to get to everything to remove it. Geez after 28 years those little bolts sure were a pain to get loose! Then I cleaned it up, polished the surfaces, and installed new seals. One other thing I also replaced was the bleeder with one of the new spring loaded power bleeders. That made it pretty simple to bleed the air out of the system once I had it out of the master. It sure is nice that I won't have to be filling that back up every time I ride! One tool I wish I had that day was a ratcheting box end wrench. That would have made uninstall a bit quicker. Just one more thing I now know how to do on the old girl. Glad to have it behind me now! \:d/
Russ

Rides I've owned:
1965 Honda CB350
1971 Suzuki GT750
1984 GL1200I (after 33 yr. absence)
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#1 05-11-2012, 09:01 AM,
I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but if you are running the original hydraulic lines, that rubber hose is pretty old and will leak (as mine is doing now).
There are supposed to be SS line available through this forum. I tried contacting the guy and haven't heard back yet.
Still waiting.
Still leaking.
I will need a solution here soon.

-Ride On

btw - you are right, the ratcheting box wrench makes the job go by MUCH easier.
to make it easier, don't buy the set, buy what you need, when you need it. In the long run it costs more. In the short run, the job was made easier.
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#2 05-11-2012, 11:42 AM,
If you dont get any response from classic-cycle you can try here, a little more costly and I dont know what the quality is like. <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.spieglerusa.com/brakes/cycle-brake-line-kits.html">http://www.spieglerusa.com/brakes/cycle ... -kits.html</a><!-- m -->
I think classic is supposed to be changing the web site but that seems to be going on for a while.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#3 05-12-2012, 07:07 AM,
bs175dths Wrote:I don't mean to burst any bubbles, but if you are running the original hydraulic lines, that rubber hose is pretty old and will leak (as mine is doing now).
There are supposed to be SS line available through this forum. I tried contacting the guy and haven't heard back yet.
Still waiting.
Still leaking.
I will need a solution here soon.

-Ride On

btw - you are right, the ratcheting box wrench makes the job go by MUCH easier.
to make it easier, don't buy the set, buy what you need, when you need it. In the long run it costs more. In the short run, the job was made easier.
Understood but my slave was definitely leaking. I checked that out before proceeding with the rebuild. If it continues I will do further checking on the line but I didn't see any leaks in it when go over everything prior to rebuild.
Russ

Rides I've owned:
1965 Honda CB350
1971 Suzuki GT750
1984 GL1200I (after 33 yr. absence)
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#4 05-16-2012, 08:55 AM,
It's been over a week since my clutch slave rebuild and all is well. Don't seem to have any other leaks. I know a lot of people have had a problem bleeding their clutches but mine went off without a hitch. I just cracked the speed-bleeder, cracked the line at the MC, bled it, and before long all was done. I know my clutch functions much better now!
Russ

Rides I've owned:
1965 Honda CB350
1971 Suzuki GT750
1984 GL1200I (after 33 yr. absence)
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#5 05-22-2012, 06:16 AM,
I see you used to ride the Suzuki Tea Kettle. I briefly owned and rode the air-cooled Kawasaki 750 version.
How long did you own her (and your age at the time) and what was your impression?

I once read an article where a motorcycle magazine evaluated the 1972 Kawasaki H2 (750 cc, air-cooled two-stroke, triple) as a TOURING bike! Ha! I had a good laugh.


-Ride On ~O)
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#6 05-24-2012, 07:21 AM,
I bought a Suzuki 1973 GT750 "Water Buffalo" (water-cooled 2 stroke triple) in Okinawa in 1975, shipped it back to the States and rode it from Syracuse NY to Panama City & return in the late 70's. As I remember, that was a mistake because the bike wasn't built for long rides and got about 25 mpg. Fortunately, I was much younger (and dumber) then. That bike was still leaning against a fence in Victorville Ca last year. The desert sun had ruined the plastic & rubber pieces; the sand and sun had peeled the paint job, but the engine would still turn over. Needless to say, I wasn't even tempted to buy it back.

Tom
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#7 05-24-2012, 06:07 PM,
Thanks!
enjoying the view from the saddle....... due mainly to the people and information found within this site
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#8 05-25-2012, 09:19 AM,
bs175dths Wrote:I see you used to ride the Suzuki Tea Kettle. I briefly owned and rode the air-cooled Kawasaki 750 version.
How long did you own her (and your age at the time) and what was your impression?

I once read an article where a motorcycle magazine evaluated the 1972 Kawasaki H2 (750 cc, air-cooled two-stroke, triple) as a TOURING bike! Ha! I had a good laugh.


-Ride On ~O)
Owned it a couple years when I was about 20 yrs. old. It was fast as greased lightning. Loved the bike and did make one good trip up into Michigan with it the summer I bought it which was about a 600 mile round trip. I found it relatively confortable for the trip. Only problem I had was it backfired once and blew the chamber seals. I sold it when it happened the second time even after making carb adjustments per the Suzuki mechanics. But boy it sure would scream down the road!
Russ

Rides I've owned:
1965 Honda CB350
1971 Suzuki GT750
1984 GL1200I (after 33 yr. absence)
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#9 05-29-2012, 11:11 AM,
Hi GoneFishin,
I know it was only about 8 years ago you rebuilt your clutch slave cylinder, but do you remember if you had a kit and where you might have got it from?
I'd also be interested in the SS hydraulic (brake) lines if they are still available, but mainly am interested in rebuilding my slave cylinder.
Thanks,
MilesofSmiles
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#10 09-11-2018, 07:00 PM,
I think if you visit https://www.goldwingfacts.com/ and make inquiries there you may have some luck with the SS brake lines.
The only stupid questions are the one's that are not asked.

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#11 09-12-2018, 05:46 PM,


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