This repair and service manual covers Honda VTX1800 Series, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, including:
Book Excerpt: 2002-2008 Honda VTX1800 Series Repair Manual
- Honda VTX1800C 2002-2007
- Honda VTX1800R 2002-2007
- Honda VTX1800S 2002-2006
- Honda VTX1800N 2004-2008
- Honda VTX1800F 2005-2008
- Honda VTX1800T 2007-2008
CLUTCH AND EXTERNAL SHIFT MECHANISM
This chapter describes service procedures for the clutch and related components, the external shift mechanism, the primary drive and driven gear and the right crankcase cover.
Refer to Table 1 and Table 2 at the end of this chapter for clutch specifications.
Brake fluid is not compressible and is used to transmit force within the clutch hydraulic system. As fluid is pushed out of the master cylinder, it forces the piston in the slave cylinder to move the pushrod and release the clutch.
If the clutch lever feels spongy and less responsive, there is probably air in the system. This results in increased clutch lever travel and clutch drag, which can cause transmission-shifting problems, especially in the lower gears.
When adding fluid during the bleeding process, use DOT 4 brake fluid from a sealed container. Do not reuse drained fluid or use DOT 5 (silicone-based) brake fluid.
DOT 4 brake fluid is glycol-based and absorbs moisture, which greatly reduces its ability to perform correctly. Purchase brake fluid in small containers and discard any small leftover quantities.
WARNING: Avoid contact with brake fluid. Wear safety glasses and rubber gloves when working on the clutch hydraulic system.
This one-person procedure uses a pressure bleeding kit (Figure 1).
- Remove the left crankcase rear cover (Chapter Fifteen).
- Check that all of the clutch system banjo bolts (A, Figure 2, typical) are tight.
- Remove the dust cap from the bleed valve (B, Figure 2).
- Assemble the vacuum tool according to the manufacturer's instructions.
- Connect a wrench and the tool's hose to the bleed valve on the clutch slave cylinder (Figure 3).
Subject: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Honda VTX1800 service, maintenance, repair. ISBN-10: 1599692317 - ISBN-13: 9781599692319 | Clymer M230