Author Topic: Clutch line leak  (Read 302 times)

Offline nelly5

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 19
Clutch line leak
« on: April 13, 2018, 12:16:50 pm »
Hello,

I’ve installed the extended clutch and brake lines from Jaxon. The brake has been no issue, but my clutch is giving me trouble. I believe all is installed correctly, but when I pull the lever and get resistance, there is a leak at the banjo fitting (from the right washer area). I’ve tightened to 22 ft lbs.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you.




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline ace50

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 551
Re: Clutch line leak
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 12:23:23 pm »
I've seen new bikes on showroom floor leaking. Damaged the paint too.

Just reinstall with new washers.

Offline Checkswrecks

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • *
  • Posts: 7907
  • Ungenear to broked stuff
Re: Clutch line leak
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 12:43:16 pm »
The washer on the reservoir side doesn't look centered.
Replace the washers and try again??
Damascus, MD
XTZ1200, KTM 690R

Offline Dogdaze

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2770
Re: Clutch line leak
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 01:49:58 pm »
The washer on the reservoir side doesn't look centered.
Replace the washers and try again??

Even the right washer??? Seems a little on the small side if that was the replacement..........
As I get older, I am no longer surprised at what I know, I'm surprised at how much I don't know.

Offline BWC

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • Posts: 396
Re: Clutch line leak
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 05:06:16 pm »
Hello,

I’ve installed the extended clutch and brake lines from Jaxon. The brake has been no issue, but my clutch is giving me trouble. I believe all is installed correctly, but when I pull the lever and get resistance, there is a leak at the banjo fitting (from the right washer area). I’ve tightened to 22 ft lbs.
Does anyone have any ideas?
Thank you




We both seem to have similar pictures.🙁
 I had a leak on the brake side from the extended lines I got from Jaxon. After trying new washers etc. it turned out the line was not manufactured properly and was leaking from where the line is joined to the fitting.  Looks like his supplier has a quality control issue occasionally. You can take a bit of electrical tape to hold the clutch lever down and see if you can confirm if yours is leaking from that joint or from the bolt/ banjo fitting and two sealing washers.  In my case I got ahold of Jaxon and he sent a replacement without issue.





Offline nelly5

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 19
Re: Clutch line leak
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 05:30:12 pm »


We both seem to have similar pictures.
 I had a leak on the brake side from the extended lines I got from Jaxon. After trying new washers etc. it turned out the line was not manufactured properly and was leaking from where the line is joined to the fitting.  Looks like his supplier has a quality control issue occasionally. You can take a bit of electrical tape to hold the clutch lever down and see if you can confirm if yours is leaking from that joint or from the bolt/ banjo fitting and two sealing washers.  In my case I got ahold of Jaxon and he sent a replacement without issue.






I’ll have to take a closer look. Thank you for the information.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Offline nelly5

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 19
Re: Clutch line leak
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 10:27:51 pm »
Just to wrap this up, I replaced the outside washer with one of the originals, and that seems to solve the problem.  Thanks for all that replied.