Honda Pan European - 1996 ST1100T Standard
Servicing the Clutch Master & Slave Cylinders
Crunching gears. he problem was getting worse. Fist port of call - bleed the clutch. Plenty of air in there and it made the gear changes much smoother.

Then the crunches came back. I ended up having to bleed the clutch every week - each time getting a large bubble of air out of the bleed valve.

Feeling flush, I bought a service kit for each end of the hydraulics.

This was a simple, two hour job.

But it took all day. The picture links explain why - but the result (so far) has been worth it. Clean gear changes. Much more clutch 'feel'.

Clutch release components

Clutch Master Cylinder Service Kit

Haynes Manual Diagram

Clutch Housing


These pages relate to my first bike after a 17 year lay-off. Bought in 2000 with 28,000 miles on the clock. Traded in for a 2000AY version in Sep 2003 with 60,000 miles on the clock. The pages were intended to provide information to a prospective buyer, but are maintained here as information for anyone who may be interested.

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