Clutch Fluid Level Inspection
Refer to the Clutch Fluid Level Inspection in the Periodic
Clutch Fluid Change
Refer to the Clutch Fluid Change in the Periodic Mainte-
Bleeding the Clutch Line
Air in the clutch lines diminish clutch performance
and can cause an accident resulting in injury or
death. If the clutch lever has a soft or "spongy" feel-
ing mushy when it is applied, there might be air in
the clutch lines or the clutch may be defective. Do
not operate the vehicle and service the clutch sys-
Clutch fluid quickly ruins painted or plastic sur-
faces; any spilled fluid should be completely wiped
up immediately with wet cloth.
Clutch Reservoir Cap [A]
Fill the reservoir with fresh clutch fluid to the upper level
line in the reservoir.
Tap the clutch hose lightly going from the lower end to
upper end and bleed the air off the reservoir.
Slowly pump the clutch lever several times until no air
bubbles can be seen rising up through the fluid from the
hole at the bottom of the reservoir.
Remove the rubber cap from the bleed valve on the clutch
Attach a clear plastic hose [A] to the bleed valve, and run
the other end of the hose into a container.