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    Hi Guys

    Got a bandit 1200 yesterday, had one a few years ago and really liked it so thought id try another one for the next few months.

    Has a problem with the clutch though, when you pull away there is no way to feed the clutch out. It has nothing then all at once. It dosent slip at all when being ridden just has no real control when setting off.

    The lever is quite baggy (for want of a better phrase) and the has quite a big bit of travel before it goes. Im thinking the mastercyclinder is buggered? anyideas?

    Matt

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    Default Re: bandit 1200 clutch problem

    Could be the master or slave cylinder (26), or even just the pushrod gummed up with chain gunge.





    I'd whip the sprocket cover off and have a butcher's. Sprocket cover bolts here (23 - 27) ....




    The slave cylinder stays in the sprocket cover as you remove it

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    Default Re: bandit 1200 clutch problem

    Could it be a notchy basket (item 1-left on your drawing), with the plates getting hung up on them?

    Just a thought.

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    Default Re: bandit 1200 clutch problem

    Cheers guys,

    I just bled the clutch and thats helped a bit think tomorrow night ill get the sprocket cover off and give it a really good clean in there. The lever is baggy still so im prob gonna get a master cyclinder rebuild kit (never done one but seems like a good thing to learn anyways) seems like the piston isnt retracting as well as it should to the lever.

    Thanks again and ill keep everyone updated.

    Matt

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