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Mysterious Clutch Leak
« on: December 16, 2015, 10:07:03 pm »
I have a 2013 Trophy with 26K miles. About 6 months ago it started losing clutch fluid at random intervals. I don't see puddles on my garage floor when the bike's sitting, so I'm at a loss as to where it's going. The out side of the reservoir is dry and the so is everything under the side cover. Has anyone else had this problem? Any feedback would be appreciated.
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Re: Mysterious Clutch Leak
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2015, 10:19:50 pm »
I had a split in the slave cylinder seal and it acted strange untilmit failed. The leak goes into the engine.  I changed the seal and at the same time someone else reported the same.  So that is two.  The seal looked the same as mine.  The seal is the same for all triumphs.  So when i found the price of the whole slave i nought a repair kit for another model and fitted it. There is a write up on this forum how to change it.  It is very easy.   

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Re: Mysterious Clutch Leak
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2015, 07:36:45 am »
I would trecommend you check your slave cylinder as soon as possible.

If your Trophy is still under warranty get your Dealer to attend to it.

If it's out of warranty then it is not a difficult job, but if you don't feel confident,
I would hassle your Dealer / Triumoh to still get it done Free of Charge
as these parts should not fail after only a couple of years.

From your description it is most likely that the seal inside the slave cylinder is failing,
and if it goes completely you will be left with no clutch operation !

If the Slave Cyclinder IS the cause of the leak, then the fluid will be getting mixed in with the engibe oil,
contaminating it, so that will also need to be drained and replaced  :028:

Here's a Link to Member Ernest T's Clutch Slave Cylinder Replacement article

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Re: Mysterious Clutch Leak
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2015, 01:35:33 pm »
Thanks all for the great info. The bike is still under warranty so I'll be giving the dealer a call.

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Re: Mysterious Clutch Leak
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2015, 06:01:48 pm »
I would also use the feedback from this forum to say what it is.  Mine was out of warranty but triumph said they probably would do it under goodwill.  But it was an easy job and as i got the seal kit not expensive.  But best to get it done under warranty. 

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Re: Mysterious Clutch Leak
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2015, 06:08:34 pm »
my slave cylinder split on my 63 plate trophy had to be recovered by the AA to the dealer. The dealer has a list of faults that triumph will pay for, the slave cylinder seal is covered under this and will be replaced even if the bike is out of warranty (as mine was)
Dealer changed the engine oil and filter as well, again FOC. As an a apology the dealer gave me some muck off cleaning kit

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Re: Mysterious Clutch Leak
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2015, 10:44:05 pm »
The dealer has a list of faults that triumph will pay for,
the slave cylinder seal is covered under this and will be replaced even if the bike is out of warranty
Hey bloodbiker - thanks for sharing that  :028:

Any idea what else might be on the list ?  :015:



 
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