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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => How to procedures and videos => Topic started by: Silverbullet65 on February 16, 2019, 09:21:26 am

Title: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Silverbullet65 on February 16, 2019, 09:21:26 am
I’m watching Fred Harmon’s video
On bleeding the brakes and clutch
On a 2011 c14 and the clutch bleeding
Is not the same on a 2011...
I cannot find the nipple?
Not the first time😜 heehee
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: fartymarty on February 16, 2019, 11:05:07 am


I’m watching Fred Harmon’s video
On bleeding the brakes and clutch
On a 2008 c14 and the clutch bleeding
Is not the same on a 2011...
I cannot find the nipple?
Not the first time😜 heehee

I can't help you with your nipple finding problem (I'd be in trouble if I asked you if you're looking for hair around it right?  :-X)

...anyway back to the clutch..you need to remove the left lower fairing, I believe it's removal is described on disc 10. According to the shop manual the lower fairing can be removed by itself, however I thing Fred's video shows the removal of the middle fairing above it first so that would make it more difficult to follow.
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 16, 2019, 12:15:30 pm
Too late, you're in trouble.
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Silverbullet65 on February 16, 2019, 05:07:51 pm
Nice!
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Silverbullet65 on February 16, 2019, 05:53:17 pm
By the way,
Bleeding the rear brake I accidentally
Let the reservoir empty and got air in the
Rear line...I continued bleeding but there’s still some air
In there I rode it and seemed fine
Thoughts??
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Rubber_Snake on February 16, 2019, 05:57:55 pm
By the way,
Bleeding the rear brake I accidentally
Let the reservoir empty and got air in the
Rear line...I continued bleeding but there’s still some air
In there I rode it and seemed fine
Thoughts??
Bleed the rear brakes completely to remove all of the air.  Otherwise, as the brakes heat up, you may lose some braking ability. 
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Silverbullet65 on February 16, 2019, 06:05:30 pm
I bled them pretty thoroughly
But could still see small bubbles
Is that normal?
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Rubber_Snake on February 16, 2019, 06:13:44 pm
Where are you seeing bubbles?  In the tube that you’re bleeding out of or are you seeing bubbles in the glass “window” of the master cylinder?  If it’s in the glass window, that shouldn’t be a problem. 

Sometimes, as you break open the bleeder “nipple”, air appears to escape, but oftentimes it’s air getting through the threads.  If that’s the case, you should be okay, but you want to keep an eye on it.  Just pay attention to the pedal action as the brakes heat up.  If the brake pedal ever feels spongy, you still have air in the system. 
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 16, 2019, 06:36:59 pm
rear master cylinder.... glass window?

new one on me...
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Silverbullet65 on February 16, 2019, 06:39:34 pm
It’s very very small pin size bubbles in the tube coming from the lower
Rear master cylinder ...nipple😜
Two hour trip tomorrow should know more then
Great info
Thank you☘️
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Rubber_Snake on February 16, 2019, 07:33:21 pm
rear master cylinder.... glass window?

new one on me...
I thought there was one.  I’m guessing no...

Must’ve been thinking about my “other” bike...   :o
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: VirginiaJim on February 16, 2019, 07:43:06 pm
If you guys keep saying 'nipples', I'm going to have to ban someone...
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Silverbullet65 on February 17, 2019, 03:55:41 am
Heehee
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: MAN OF BLUES on February 17, 2019, 01:23:44 pm
If you guys keep saying 'nipples', I'm going to have to ban someone...


but.... you just said it....  :rotflmao:

https://youtu.be/uio1J2PKzLI (https://youtu.be/uio1J2PKzLI)
http://youtu.be/uio1J2PKzLI (http://youtu.be/uio1J2PKzLI)




https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6978bu (https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6978bu)



but they are sooo useful for many things...

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(https://ls1tech.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=642448&d=1501468342)

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Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: Silverbullet65 on February 18, 2019, 07:35:31 pm
Funny 😆
So Marty my man!
Once again you are such a wonderful
Help...not only did I get to bleed the
Clutch hidden under the lower fairing
I didnt need to completely remove it..
Just removed the two snap rivets
3 bolts and two lower screws up front
and she moved far enough sideways
To get it done...I removed the GSG engine
Guards /frame sliders
to make it easier to bleed the clutch
and I decided Not to put them back on.
I’m gonna put Them up for sale
in the flea market
Really appreciate the help! Much obliged🙏
Title: Re: Bleeding clutch 2011 c14
Post by: fartymarty on February 19, 2019, 09:12:21 am
So Marty my man!
Once again you are such a wonderful
Help...not only did I get to bleed the
Clutch hidden under the lower fairing
I didnt need to completely remove it..
Just removed the two snap rivets
3 bolts and two lower screws up front
and she moved far enough sideways
To get it done...I removed the GSG engine
Guards /frame sliders
to make it easier to bleed the clutch....
Really appreciate the help! Much obliged🙏

I just love it when someone else does all the work and I get the credit.  8)  :)