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Old 02-08-2007, 11:23 AM   #1
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Clutch Bleeding Tricks on a KTM 450 EXC, Got any?

My clutch seemed to be a little out of adjustment so I decided to bleed it the other day. It was difficult to find neutral and was dragging some. My last bike was a XR400 so I had no experience with a hydraulic unit.
I went to 3 Bros and got the bleeder kit and launched into the operation. "How difficult can it be," I thought?

What is the trick to filling the syringe and hose with fluid and getting it on the fitting without getting some air in there? I was eventually able to bumble through the operation and got 'er done but I sure wish I had seen it done before.

I'm all ears.
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Old 02-09-2007, 07:17 AM   #2
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I put a speedbleeder on my slave and fill from the master reservoir and pump the lever until no bubbles come out through bleeder with tubing attatched. Easy and takes only a few minutes.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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It took a while to bleed mine but the trick is, the syringe has to be completely full and all fluid must be pushed thru at once, handy to have two people but i didnt. good luck. F.D.R. (noob)
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