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Old 01-01-2013, 09:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Having discovered a oil leak on the side of the engine casing rear brake side i drained the oil removed the case that surrounds the clutch and fitted a new gasket.However on reassembly i re started the engine but cannot select a gear

Do I need to bleed the hydraulic clutch or is the damage worse.

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Old 01-01-2013, 12:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Bike starts up revs freely but the gear changer is completely stiff
hoping someone can shed some light
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Bike starts up revs freely but the gear changer is completely stiff
hoping someone can shed some light
A little more clarification if you would. The "gear changer" would be the left foot shifter or the left hand clutch lever?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Do not force it..

It sounds to me as if the push rod is no longer lined up with the clutch lifter..why not remove the slave cylinder and very gently squeeze the clutch lever to see if the piston moves outward easily, if it does the fault is inside the clutch, if it doesn't you just need to clean and bleed, don't squeeze the lever hard or fast or the piston will pop out.

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The clutch lever moves freely it is the foot shifter that is seized, all of this since i repalced the gasket
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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In that case it sounds as if you need to bleed the hydrolics again, there are two things to watch out for on your bike..first there is a strong possibility of an air bubble in the top banjo connection..and second, your bike has a solid clutch line instead of a hose, these can sometimes get a pinhole leak where they bend at the steering head, as this is small and it is covered by the steering head cover plate it is hard to see, in fact you have to look very closly for a damp patch..A replacement line is expensive but if that is the problem you can buy braided hoses for a lot less..

As you have been working on the clutch I would guess option 1 is the answer.

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Thanks for the advise john will inspect and post accordingly !
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With the engine off, and rocking the bike back and forth, if the shifter won't move at all.....then it has nothing to do with the clutch. You should be able to shift the tranny this way.

Before you start chasing Gremlins, lets complete the diagnostic.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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so attempted to budge the transmission by rocking the bike back and forth but still
completely seized I have now taken the clutch case off again to repair the gasket which had snagged on the inside hence the leak.

I can only assume this is my doing as prior to my botched repair of the clutch cover gasket the gear box was fine and the clutch engaged and disengaged fine
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Old 01-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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before i take the gearbox cover off and ivestigate do i bleed the clutch ?
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