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Changing the clutch fluid in my 91 gixxer 1100. How do I bleed the clutch

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I have a gixer 750f 1985, I had a clutch slave cylinder seal go, so I drained the clutch repaired the seal, on refilling the clutch I did it in reverse, I had a large hospital syringe put a small peace of fuel pipe on the end put the tube in the brake fluid filled up the syringe loosened the clutch nipple put the tube on the syringe on it and filled it that way, it takes a about 3or4 syringes full, when you fill the res. Leave the syringe on the nipple and slowly pump it back into the syringe, but don't let the res go dry, when you've pumped some back, fill it up with the syringe, but don't take the syringe off just pump the fluid back and forth until no air is being pushed out, then do up the nipple, and try the clutch leaver, pump it a few times and see if it works ok, I found this way take about 1to 2 hours, if i did it the way the book said it takes 1 to 2 days or that's what it seams like. Good like.

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    I have a gixer 750f 1985, I had a clutch slave cylinder seal go, so I drained the clutch repaired the seal, on refilling the clutch I did it in reverse, I had a large hospital syringe put a small peace of fuel pipe on the end put the tube in the brake fluid filled up the syringe loosened the clutch nipple put the tube on the syringe on it and filled it that way, it takes a about 3or4 syringes full, when you fill the res. Leave the syringe on the nipple and slowly pump it back into the syringe, but don't let the res go dry, when you've pumped some back, fill it up with the syringe, but don't take the syringe off just pump the fluid back and forth until no air is being pushed out, then do up the nipple, and try the clutch leaver, pump it a few times and see if it works ok, I found this way take about 1to 2 hours, if i did it the way the book said it takes 1 to 2 days or that's what it seams like. Good like.

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changing the clutch fluid in my 91 gixxer 1100. - daea339.jpg note: use an neoprene tube that fits on the clutch bleeder screw an a glass jar with other end of tube coverd in brake fluid so not to let air get back in system

Pump / release clutch slowly for not to spill out of res while bleeding/ flushing old fluid out

Keep the res full so not to let air in system by adding fresh fluid

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