Magura hydraulic question
Posted 08 July 2012 - 01:07 PM
problem is that I am not getting much stroke out of the clutcb lever before it gets tight... its not pulling the clutch arm all the way and engagaing the clutch, almost like the rod at the bottom that goes into the clutch arm is too long.
I am not too sure... im sure its simple... do you guys got any ideas?
also, this is the mount that they gave me... seems kinda sketchy and in a vulnerable spot. it says to allow for 4-6 mm play/gap... now is that gap between their weird mount and the golden hex head on the left side?
also, the rod being too long or it not being tight,, it wants to fall out very easily but I imagine once I adjust it so that the clutch arm is pulling on the hydraulic clutch rod it should make everything tight.
bike is a 2005 crf450.
Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:05 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:17 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 02:17 PM
my baby has been ridden and abused so hard these past few months its not even worth keeping it clean. after 3 years and over $20,000 into it ive got it bomb proof. im sick of having to shine is every ride and replacing every tiny insignificant seal that might be leaking (like the cam chain tensioner seal) just to have it muddy and abused 30 mins into the next riding trip that same weekend. it does need a quick pressure wash though ill admit.. just havnt had time. rush rush rush all the time!
Posted 08 July 2012 - 03:10 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 04:22 PM
Posted 08 July 2012 - 06:07 PM
no, no spacers. didnt adjust the lever.. how do I do that? only thing to adjust was the screw which brought the lever further or closer to the handlebar.
the whole bike is aftermarket.. the only OEM honda parts left are the frame, and engine cases and internal gears lol. that price also includes 2 engine rebuilds at 1500$ each. a 1000$ full hinson clutch. 1000$ wheelset. 800$ stabilizer. etc... it adds up fast. ive rebuilt/replaced everything twice... and with fancy parts too. boyesen, hinson, wiseco, the bike is done right up! so yeah, 3 years and 220 hard engine hours later and im over $20,000 deep into it! this bike has every bell and whistle you can think of from oversized fluidine rads to foam in the gas tank to prevent slosh. I climb mountains with it and sometimes the bike tumbles down, or up the top.. its a tough bike!!!!
but yeah... back to the clutch lol. I need it working ASAP!
Posted 09 July 2012 - 01:39 PM
Posted 09 July 2012 - 05:38 PM
I cant just adjust the lever with the screw... the clutch is maxing out, or locking up after I squeeze the lever only 3/4 of an inch or so... out of its 2" stroke...... while thats happening, the rod on the bottom is sucking in (getting shorter) and pulling on the clutch arm and trying to engage (or is it disengage?) the clutch...but its not pulling it enough.. i didnt actually try riding it to see what exactly would happen... but im pretty sure its not working right.
Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:05 PM
Personally, I don't care for that mount at all. I guess it's good but looks a bit iffy to me.
Edited by HrcRacing27, 09 July 2012 - 06:20 PM.
Posted 10 July 2012 - 05:32 AM
Posted 10 July 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 08:02 AM
crack the bottom open, squeeze lever, close bottom, let lever release. repeat 2x then top off the upper reservoir????
i sure hope I dont need spacers or another mount or I will be very pissed off!!! I will email magura now. going to maybe try bleeding it today.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:29 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:32 PM
Posted 11 July 2012 - 04:39 PM
and the bottom picture is how much movement I get out of it before the clutch lever bottoms out on itself (not the handlebar)
and 3rd picture shows how much slack is in the piece when its just sitting there.. maybe 4mm? so if the rod was shortened or sucked in more by 5mm it should be perfect.
Posted 11 July 2012 - 06:26 PM