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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 05-07-2016, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by JeffMayfield View Post
Why not check the clutch bushing as the push rod could be working it's way out the lever.
Yes, a good point, I was fixing up an old 80's Honda Shadow earlier this year that had this problem. Luckily I keep a spare bushing 'in stock' in my garage.

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Thanks everyone! I'll check the M/C, and hopefully I can get to it this weekend... Thanks again for the help!
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this is in reply to multi quoting on page 1 by spiralout

I write things thinking ahead- geared towards other relatively noobs/new to Wing who will find these threads while researching their own problem in the future. Gurus and skilled persons may skip the basic info that they should already know~

Are we not here to help each other- learn from each other?

The Dot3/4 info is because I have seen that very question posed several ways- and Im also on a mission to get everyone on a brake fluid flush
At least every 2 years, every year is better! Do the clutch while you are at it.
Hence suggestion to ck brake master rubber condition ( it may be gone or damaged) and flush the system while you are there.

NOTE Once you open the foil seal on brake fluid bottle- it goes bad after 6 months on the shelf from the dreaded hygroscopic action...
So use up the contents of the bottle by doing all your vehicles! c'mon you're already dirty

The missing rubber = my 86 Shadow clutch res -the fluid hadnt been changed in a decade or more, and the rubber was stretched, sunken and discolored!
No surprise the slave cyl was destroyed from scarring and pitting in the bore.
That is when I learned about burping the banjo
The brake master needed a new one as well- good thing I ckd!

I hope this clears up any confusion for spiralout- and allows everyone to enjoy my post for the info/entertainment they are meant to be.
Im trying- IMO that beats a lot of post that just pick on other post~
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Tom, you do have a lot of knowledge to share here however most of it is hidden in your verbal diarrhea.
If you have an answer to a question post it but don't go on and on and on off topic.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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Originally Posted by redrover94 View Post
Thanks everyone! I'll check the M/C, and hopefully I can get to it this weekend... Thanks again for the help!

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