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  1. I thought VFR stood for Very F$&ing Red!
  2. I have an Arrow on my G8, without a DB killer, and it’s always been as smooth as silk. I guess every bike can be slightly different.
  3. Surely running the motor to heat the oil would also mobilise the contaminants and, once the engine stops, the free flowing oil will drain to the sump with the contaminants. The oil doesn’t need to be red hot to drain well. I run the motor to get the oil hot, but don’t crack the filter or drain plug until the exhaust has cooled enough to avoid 3rd degree burns!
  4. Hope all is OK now. Past our bed time in OZ.
  5. Just rechecked the shop manual. Getting the piston flush should be enough to get it all back together easily.
  6. Try fitting it, after every little attempt to move it. Once the slave cylinder slides into place correctly, your done. Keep an eye on the master cylinder, to make sure you are not creating leaks up there. It’s a bit of a balancing act. Don’t get ham fisted.
  7. Further. The piston needs to be recessed so that when you pull the clutch lever it has plenty of room to move, without hitting anything solid.
  8. Yes it’s like moving brake pistons at a pad change. I have managed to push the piston back with firm constant pressure with my hand. It just moves very slowly.
  9. Bigmac, I had not activated the clutch when my issue arose. I think it was just misalignment that caused the problem for me. If you activated the clutch and somehow changed gear, with the cover off, there might be another problem. But I still think you’ll need to take the slave cylinder off the countershaft cover, to sort it out.
  10. Yes. That’s how I overcame the issue you seem to be having. My problem seemed to be purely related to alignment of the push rod with the depression in the slave cylinder piston. Just be very very careful. DON’T touch your clutch lever and make sure you tape/keep the slave piston in place, within the slave cylinder. DON’T let it migrate out of the slave cylinder or you’ll be in a world of pain.
  11. Too late. Already lodged. In lockdown anyway! Boo hiss!
  12. It is possible to take the counter shaft cover off with the clutch slave cylinder attached and to then get it all back together as one. I have done it a couple of times, but had the same issue as Big Mac on the third try. Now I take the slave cylinder off separately, tape the piston in place and then remove the counter shaft cover to change the sprocket. Then put it together as two separate actions.
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