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Old 07-22-2008, 11:04 PM   #1
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whats an easy way to do this. i figure just losen the hose. and let it drain out. but it that all to it? how do i know if ive drained all the old fluid? then refill with new fluid. the same fluid i used on my brakes, can i use for the clutch?
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ummm....unless you have a hydraulic clutch...just change the engine oil.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:10 PM   #3
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he does, busas have hydro clutches.

but yeh, crack the bottom, catch all the fluid, but add new fluid as you drain, just like brakes.
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:10 PM   #4
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...do not put brake fluid any where else besides in the breke fluid resivoir. Go see patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited for one of his basic maintance classes, sounds like your pretty new to bikes.
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ive got the haynes repair manual for the busa. seems easy. just havent done it yet.
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Wasn't aware busas had hyrdo clutches i was like ummmm...wtf. Should be similar to doing the brake fluid. Really not sure all the techs of a hyrdaulic clutch but i have a mityVac you can use if it will help. I know it works wonders on flushing an refilling brake fluid.
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thanks for offer. need to change the fluid. just havent pushed myself to do it. just trying to get all the info i need. before i start.
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whats an easy way to do this. i figure just losen the hose. and let it drain out. but it that all to it? how do i know if ive drained all the old fluid? then refill with new fluid. the same fluid i used on my brakes, can i use for the clutch?
It's a hydraulic system that works in much the same way as your brakes.
A good quality brake fluid will be fine to use.
Keep the system clean and free of any air.
Don't just crack the bleed nipple on the clutch slave cylinder and let gravity do the rest, use the lever to pump the new stuff through with a one way valve/bleeder kit on the bottom nipple. Only crack the nipple enough so that it allows old fluid to be pumped out but the lever doesn't become floppy.
Pump through 6 or 7 reservoir full and that should take care of the whole system.
If the bleed tube is clear you can see when the new stuff starts coming through.
Good luck.
If unsure, I'm sure Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited can help.
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Read the top of the cap for the reservoir; requires DOT4 fluid.

Put on a centerstand/rear stand, crack the lower hose while holding the lever in a little, then release and let it drain. If it all drains out, its ok; will take several pumps but pumping the lever will bleed it; turning the bike to the right side will help the air come to the top of the reservoir also.

My aftermarker top tree causes the reservoirs to sit at an improper angle and it becomes an issue ever so often.
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It's also tough on hydraulic clutch systems to get it bled completely. Be patient with it. It also helps to tap on the banjo fittings and clutch slave with a wrench or something (tap, not beat) to get all the air out.
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