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Norge clutch engages at very end of lever travel

Discussion in 'CARC' started by Mumbufuku, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Mumbufuku

    Mumbufuku Just got it firing!

    Apr 19, 2019
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    Northeast ohio
    Back at it again with another issue(maybe). My clutch lever will only engage within the last 1/2 inch or so of travel. the grab point seems to happen sooner(from full lever pull to fully out) after the engine and transmission warm up a bit. I know its a hydraulic clutch and there is no adjustment. I'm also not experiencing any clutch slippage at all. I know that typically in cars when the clutch pedal goes almost all the way up before engaging it means the clutch is worn out and needs to be replaced. I just want to know if i should be prepared for a clutch replacement soon.

    As i side note when i bled the clutch master cylinder i used dot 3 not dot 4 because that is what i had readily available. I doubt that would make any difference but figured i should mention it.

    ALSO my clutch master has a very minor leak from the lever. Would that mess with the clutch engagement point?
  2. Mackers

    Mackers Cruisin' Guzzisti GT Contributor

    Oct 27, 2008
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    Victoria, Australia
    I know of a case where a chap pulled his Griso engine and clutch out. The clutch was in perfect condition. He'd used the incorrect clutch fluid.
  3. john zibell

    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

    Oct 28, 2008
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    Huntsville, AL

    If the master has a leak, replace it. Fill with DOT 4. It can stand higher heat than DOT 3.

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