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Vee's, both first and second generation, are known for a clunky 1-2 shift. And yes, they can "grind" as well as clunk. Not the teeth grinding, but the engagement dogs. Some are better than others. Keeping the clutch hydraulic system in perfect shape can help. Biggest improvement comes with making sure the shift lever is adjusted for your style and what boots you wear. Then practice "preloading" the lever before you shift. Make a quick, positive shift. They shift better at lower rpms, I used to upshift right away in traffic to stay away from the clunk. Make sure your rear wheel hub rubber cushions are in good shape. These go downhill with age just as much as mileage, so old hard rubber won't cushion well.
'12 DL 650 '14 BMW R 1200 RT
WERKS modified clutch baskets
for DL and SV 1000's.
The BEST in chudder control, noise control, and lasting durability! AVAILABLE HERE: www.werksparts.com
Have questions about the clutch in your DL or SV 1000?
E-mail Terry [email protected]