Oil leaks 89 900 ss

discussion about the 750 Sport and '89/'90 900SS, which share many mechanicals with the Paso series
HIGHWAY89
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
Location: Australia

Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss

Post by HIGHWAY89 »

Yeah I need to pump the lever to move the piston a little each pump
Andrew2
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model: 750 Sport
year: 1988
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Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss

Post by Andrew2 »

I'd try a vacuum pump mate. They're pretty cheap on Ebay. It sounds like you still have air in the system.
Andrew2
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Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss

Post by Andrew2 »

Just got off the phone to a mate and he said to check your clutch line. I'm not sure if you have changed yours. He's had problems in the past where the hose has collapsed ( internally ) and the lever has been hard to pull in. Just a thought.
HIGHWAY89
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
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Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss

Post by HIGHWAY89 »

Cheers, I went by protwin today and Justin is wondering if we need to maybe shorten the stack possibly, obviously more bleeding and he thinks he has a spring around somewhere. So I will endeavour to kick her in the guts soon and hopefully that'll go well, then I'll trailer her to Justin's, and he's going to have a butchers at the clutch for me. Pretty happy about that, and with the tight chain he suggested I could fit a 14 tooth sprocket rather than lengthening the chain, sounds like less hassle to me so happy days.
Andrew2
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year: 1988
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Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss

Post by Andrew2 »

Cool. I thought I remembered you doing something with your clutch pack and went looking for it but couldn't find it anywhere. It still wouldn't explain why you have to punp the lever to make the piston come out though. Probably a combination of things.
HIGHWAY89
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model: 900 SS
year: 1989
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Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss

Post by HIGHWAY89 »

Yeah I put a Barnett clutch in her and I struggled to get it right so I got Justin to sort it, and he did. When we ran her up a few mths ago I ran her through the gears. We had to put a spacer behind the clutch nut as the thread on this new shaft is shorter, I'm guessing this is the issue, don't know how to deal with that yet but I'm sure there will be a fix, once again she's throwing curve balls.
HIGHWAY89
paso grand pooh-bah
Posts: 553
Joined: Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:35 am
model: 900 SS
year: 1989
Location: Australia

Re: Oil leaks 89 900 ss

Post by HIGHWAY89 »

Thinking about it, I can't see thats the problem and I remember Justin saying it shouldn't make any diff, so I'm thinking I just have something else wrong.
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