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Clutch is slipping

I can bleed it and get a little less slipping i dont know what the thing is called i am bleeding but i may need new one i have compressed it in an i can do it without opening any bleaders or anything so i dont know if you are even supposed to be able to do that i was told when i got it it had a new clutch put in about 400 miles ago what could it be or what is the part i bleed called i have a 87 or 89 not for sure one or the other its a kawisaki ninja 1000cc 2 cam 16 valve so any info would be great thanx

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Contact the person you got it from there may be a warrenty on the recently installed clutch !! you must make sure there is no leeks or problems with the clutch master cyclinder

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The thing is called a clutch slave cylinder and it can be pushed in by hand...but the system won't usually cause slipping as a lack of pressure will make the clutch drag.I
Is the release spacer (5mm thick plastic gasket) fitted between the slave and the engine casing ? If this is missing or broken then the clutch will slip all the time...

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I am totally unfamiliar with the particular setup you have, however I know a bit about clutches, Sifting through what you said, it appears that your clutch is set up too tight. By this I mean that the throwout bearing is always pressing on the release diaphram (or fingers) on the clutch cover. As you drive this is causing the clutch disc to overheat and slip. The repeated bleeding you are doing likely has no effect on this other than that the time you spend bleeding is allowing the clutch assembly to cool off. If the slave cylinder is part of the throwout bearing and is inside the bellhousing you need to remove it and get one that is slightly shorter. If the slave is mounted on the bellhousing and activates a clutch fork that moves the bearing you will need to find a means of backing off the slave adjustment so there is a bit of freeplay between it and the fork. likely since you can drive it you are looking at 1/4" or less play to get it right. My only concern would be that you may have overcentered the fingers on the pressure plate and damaged the return spring. slipping the clutch also has not done good things to the disc either. (like driving down the road with your foot on the brake is not good for brake pads)
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The clutch on my car stuck to the floor. I check the reservoir was completely empty. I have a feeling the slave cylinder is filled with air. I'll need to get the schematics to see how to bleed the clutch.


Bleeding the clutch is similar to bleeding brakes. You'd pump the clutch pedal several times to get the pressure up, and then open the bleeder on the slave cylinder (mounted down on the transmission). Repeat and add fluid as needed until no air comes out.

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