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Do I have a dangerous clutch problem?

Hey wingers, back again. So the past two days riding my wing have been pretty scary. I've been having a lot of trouble switching gears. the shifter seems to get really stuck. At first i thought i wasn't pulling the clutch in all the way, but after several attempts it seemed to be a major issue. in addition to that, it feels like the clutch lever has less resistance now. Today I was at a stop light, and the wing kept accelerating and trying to pull me along with her and then she stalled out. This happened twice. luckily I was on my way home and I made it safe. But I don't want to ride again until I know it is safe to do so. Does this sound dangerous to all of you? more importantly, what steps can I take to fix this? and thoughts on what it can be? hopefully some gurus can chime in. Thanks in advance!
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At the very least you need to clean and bleed the system. Look for leaks while you do it. Mostly though, I think you need to put a kit into the master, and may as well do the slave while you're at it.

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Have you checked the lever bushing?
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I think between Ken and Dennis you should have it handled. Is the fluid low? That can cause what you say. Problem is that is the symptom and not the root cause. You need to find where the fluid went.
During an emergency like that just hold both brakes. That should keep the bike in place until you can hit the stop switch with your thumb.

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Have you checked the lever bushing?
how exactly would i go about doing this?
ill check it out tomorrow on my day off. I just hope I can get the bleeding and everything all done tomorrow
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If the bushing looks oval it's on it's last legs and should be replaced.
If when you remove the lever to check the bushing the hole for the push rod goes all the way through it's shot and the source of the problem.

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how exactly would i go about doing this?
ill check it out tomorrow on my day off. I just hope I can get the bleeding and everything all done tomorrow
Just remove the screw in the picture. The lever will come off and the bushing will come right out.
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i see, in that case where can i get a new bushing? does it have to be an OEM? or can I run down to the local parts store?
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Your local dealer may have it in stock. I can't imagine finding it anywhere else.

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thanks dennis. I'm pretty sure this is the culprit. I'm still going to bleed it out in a few weeks or so, but i think this should be done first. Now before I order, Should I get any other small parts just in case? i've been doing a bit of reading and some people mention also replacing grommets and stuff in and around the MC, and a new pushrod mabybe? what are your thoughts?
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