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ok, just finished up the nicky mod (which i started last weekend). i didnt remove the clutch slave cylinder from the front sprocket cover in hopes that i wouldnt have to re-bleed the system again. however, upon trying to reinstall the cover (with attached slave) it wont seat against the engine case. im guessing that something inside the clutch slave cylinder crept out. i tried pushing the entire assembly on the case while i removed the clutch fluid cap to allow pressure to be released but no luck. any quick tips to get this back together? i certainly dont want to booger anything up.
 

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yeah, i just torqued them down little by little around the corners until it seated. although it was kinda crazy..... i removed the fluid reservoir cap before torquing them down and all of a sudden (just before it seated) i heard a pop and some fluid (and obviously air) and it shot out across the garage. i even had rag covering it. but its all sorted now.. nicky mod looks good and painted black too.
 

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Shiiiii Brother,

I'm sorry You haven't had any help,..... before now that is..;)

#1> Let the Clutch Slave cylinder hang off to the side OUT of the way of you installing JUST the Sprocket cover.....
#2> Install You "Nicky mod. Sprocket cover" now, Taking CARE to get it lined up over the 2 "Location/Line up pins" "I" (do NOT tight hard) at this point... Just enough so You know the cover is seated flat!....
#3> Now install said Hydra. Slave unto the cover,(Linning up the "push rod" into the Slaves Seal, taking care NOT to Damage said seal) last 2 or 3 LONG bolts, yeah.... Then ALL is good now to finish tightening.!

FYI and FWIW... I had NEVER even had to open the Clutch Res. cover to mess with this, I think this is the FIRST time, I have even seen this question actually`....
This IS Really a piece of Cake job to do, so I'm pretty :confused: confused anyone could have a problem...? Hopefully this Will get You back UP and Running!:rockon

The Push rod,... I'm SURE You made sure it is in the Correct spot-Hole on the other side of the Engine, clutch plate side.. Yeah? IF not, this "IS" Your Problem!
Last thing, YOU Should be able to hold everything up by Hand FLAT, metal to metal,(gasket I know, ;) ) without any screws having to Pull the sprocket cover or Slave cylinder flat!

I Hope this Helps You bmfgsxr,

Peace Jeff
 

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hey jeff, thanks for the reply... although i already resolved it myself. i have removed the clutch slave cylinder before while attached to the sprocket cover still to install new front sprocket. i did it over the course of a few minutes so it went right back into place no issues.

this time, the clutch slave (still attached to the sprocket cover) sat hanging for over a week before i had time to finish the project so i guess the piston inside the clutch slave pushed out and it was extremely hard to push the cover(s) in by hand.. in fact it was impossible (and im no slouch). i had to remove my resevoir cover and crack the bleeder and slowly torque down all the bolts evenly until it seated flush where it should be. upon getting seated flush a large air bubble that found its way into the line popped out of the resevoir along with some fluid and it was done. i added more fluid, and and everything works fine, but im going to bleed the line anyway and call it a day.


here is a shot of my finished nicky mod.

and i threw in a picture of my clutch cover that i recently painted with a gloss black epoxy paint to mix it up a little.
 

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Looks good man! I like the black. I've been tempted to pull off the case covers and have them painted too. I would do it myself, but my retarded ass always find a way to f-up things when I am rattle canning them.

For the clutch slave, if I have it off for a while, I'll throw a c-clamp on it so it doesn't creep out. I've had the same thing as you happen. It was also a bitch to bleed, I wound up just taking it back off and using the c-clamp to keep the piston from moving while I bled it after putting fresh fluid in.
 

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i used VHT epoxy rattle can paint and it came out really nice (cant really tell from the pictures). and although ive done plenty of painting (custom paint all my own bikes). i did screw this one up while rushing it, and had to completely re-sand it down and redo it... but it looks good (still need to do some touchup on the red honda paint though.)
 
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