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I rebuilt the slave cylinder. It was a piece of cake, and then flushed the system. I also flushed the brakes while I messing with brake fluid. I also adjusted the play at the pedals on both. I also adjusted the emergency brake. One side was grabbing before the other.

One thing that was weird when I was pumping fluid for the front brakes, the pedal would go down, but not come back up, huh?? So I used a syringe that I use to bleed dot fluid bicycle brakes and sucked the fluid from the caliper. This made the pedal return and worked great. I just topped off the MC reservoir for every full syringe. I only had to do this for the front circuit. I also used this technique for the clutch slave cylinder. I also used this syringe to refill the clutch MC since it's in such an inconvenient location.

I ended up with about 3/4" of travel on the slave. More than enough for the clutch. I even had to loosen it up a touch to get the pedal where I wanted it.

Took it out for a spin. All good.

I'm not a fan on how the hydro line for the clutch was run. It runs right next to the exhaust a one point. I did wrap the line with some insulating tape for now. I would like to run this line in a different place on the frame and then run a hose from it to the slave. Currently the hard line goes straight to the slave. There isn't very much movement, but I'd rather have some buffer for vibration and the very little movement that's there now.  

I do have a question for whomever understands all this hose fitting size mumbo jumbo. Here is a shot of the back of the fancy triple reservoir. Yes it was leaking and the brake fluid has removed the black coating. I'll add this fix to the list. I did tighten the fittings some more and hopefully took care of this.

But anyway, if the nipple size is about 3/8" and the threads measure at about 7/16", what -AN size would this make this?

Resevoir 2

I found this on the Wilwood site that I think will make my existing clutch MC be able to do a remote reservoir.

remote resevoir adapter

It doesn't give a diagram with it's size, but for $8.58, I'm willing to take a chance.




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