Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
It's easy enough to buy from Suzuki. He probably already has one on order.
Earlier models didn't have them at all. They were instituted on later models because of early slave cylinder failure as a result of chain debris fling onto the push rod and slave cylinder piston and migrating into the cylinder seal. Suzuki hasn't said this, but action speaks louder than words. This design was for a TL never meant to see rain or dirt.
My experience shows that the "dust cover" doesn't solve the problem entirely on the DL which often sees inclement weather and off-road abuse. Over all it's just a bad design for a "dual purpose" bike. Crap still finds its way in there and chews up the seal. I've posted elsewhere about this.
DL1000K6 Two wheels good; four wheels bad.