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Buellcaptain
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 10:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The bike is a 2009 with 3900 miles. The PO let the slave leak for a decade, so I purchased a NOS right side case cover and Oberon slave. The install and bleed went off without a hitch. However, after a week there is a little fluid presenting itself around the bleeder threads.

The bleeder was torqued to 44in/lb... which is just a hair past loose. Today I backed it off and re-torqued to 44in/lb.

Doing some searching Iíve seen this come up a few times. Is this common? The new cover/bleeder would eliminate the chance of it being from the PO overtightening.

What says the brain trust?
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Shoggin
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Is it Rev B cover? I believe the Oberon slave only fits those.
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Buellcaptain
Posted on Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 09:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, itís the Rev B. But itís the bleed screw, not the slave,
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Stimbrell
Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 08:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would remove the bleed screw, make sure the sealing surface is clean and fit a new bleed screw, good luck.
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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 02:33 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Make sure someone didn't try to seal it with tape and leave debris in the seating area.

Since they don't seal on the threads, no amount of tape or goo will make it stop.

Make sure the point of the screw is clean with no burrs as well as the sealing surface inside the cover.

A new $2 bleeder wouldn't hurt (hint: its not a "Buell part")
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Fireboltwillie
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 03:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

sorry to jump in on this, but i have an 09 1125r with an oberon slave soon to be installed. will the stock cover not work?
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Shoggin
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 04:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Must be a Rev B cover, like the site says.
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Fireboltwillie
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 05:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

installation guide from the oberon website only mentions original buell case.
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Fireboltwillie
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 05:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

and in regards to the cover, that they sell them if needed...presuming that the oem is damaged during removal
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Ceejay
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 08:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Iím not sure where people are getting the idea that an Oberon wonít work with rev a cover.
Iíve got an 08 with a rev a cover and puck that has had an Oberon slave cylinder in it for at least 6k miles.
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Fireboltwillie
Posted on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

i've been reading that the later 08 models and the 09 and 10 models took care of the cover "issue".
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Ceejay
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 09:14 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've never had the two side by side so I don't know the differences between the two covers, as such I can only notice the larger puck used for the rev B.

My '08 is of a later build date judging by the VIN.

If I remember correctly from what I read, it was that the Oberon slave pushed further outboard upon activation (squeezing the lever) and some stated that it may be hampered by the puck or just push it out as the puck is an o-ring assisted press fit INTO the bore of the clutch cover. Again, since I've never seen a Rev B cover or puck I can't be positive but it looks like Buell made the puck bigger and it now has a press or interference fit with the OUTSIDE of the cover. This negates the possibility of pushing the puck off or out of it's fitment. Regardless, I've been running an Oberon unit on my later build *3XXX 08 and the original puck is still there.

I was having some issues with the clutch when I recently fit a radial MC to it, but that was due more to the fact that I had forgotten how the clutch feels, where it should begin to engage and as such had it slightly set up wrong. After reaching out to Oberon, they were very helpful and provided some excellent customer service in getting me straightened out. I've now got at least 6k (can't remember the exact mileage when I installed it) using the Oberon and it works great.
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Ceejay
Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 09:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

And to keep the thread on track - like others have stated, I'd bet installing a new bleeder would clear it right up - they kind of get indexed and a new one will establish a new interference fit between the two.
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Buellcaptain
Posted on Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 11:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The cover was new, the bleeder was new. I have now installed a new Speed Bleeder. Itís 100% dry

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Ceejay
Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 10:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Nice!
Those things are the way to go and I keep telling myself to get some I just havenít done yet.
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Buellcaptain
Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 12:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Sadly, today we pulled the stator cover off, and the flywheel fell out with it. The PO did a poor job of securing the modified flywheel, and it caused major crank case damage. So now we are looking for a new mill.

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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, February 28, 2021 - 12:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Machine and add a bushing is my first thought?
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Ceejay
Posted on Tuesday, March 02, 2021 - 08:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ouch!
Hopefully there wasnít too much damage done as what shot in stated might work. Of course with motors on eBay going for less than a grand...
That sux and good luck!
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Stimbrell
Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2021 - 07:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Anyone know off hand what the clutch bleeder thread is or the part no. of the Speed Bleeder needed.

Cheers
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Shoggin
Posted on Sunday, March 07, 2021 - 02:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I would guess 10mm? but the website says :
For applications not listed call 888.879.7016 or e-mail your request at speedbleeder@earthlink.net


I have a new set in the box if you want them let me know: )
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