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post #1 of 8 Old 10-20-2019, 12:16 AM Thread Starter
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Slipper Clutch Adjustment?

Have a 2014 DL1000, bought in spring to replace a older DL650. Sweet bike!

I know the V2 has a slipper clutch, and wonder if it be adjusted; I think I might like it a bit more slippery.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-20-2019, 04:37 AM
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No it can't be adjusted. Sure you know the function of so called slipper clutches?

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post #3 of 8 Old 10-20-2019, 11:31 AM
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Yes, they can be adjusted. But be sure that is what you want. You would have to be doing some rather aggressive downshifting into turns to really benefit from changes in the stock parameters.

Michael Schmidt has been installing the 2014+ style inner hub assembly into SV 1000's for a while now to replace their finicky BTL style "slipper" clutch. Requires some shimming to set them up to work If I remember correctly.
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Yes I know what a slipper clutch is supposed to do, thanks.

If it is not easily adjustable then that's fine. When (If) I need to have the bike in a dealer shop I will have a chat with the mechanic anyway.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-22-2019, 10:34 AM
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I doubt you will run into many shop mechanics that would even attempt to "adjust" a slipper clutch in these. Nothing in the manual about it.

Of course there is nothing in the manual about modifying clutch baskets either!

Michael Schmidt hangs out on the SVPortal and SVriders. I can get you in touch with him about ANY power modifications or transmission/clutch work. He runs my clutch baskets in his engine builds.

'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]
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-26-2019, 03:10 AM
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My V2 is the first bike I've had with slipper clutch and I can't tell if it's doing anything, I can still get the rear tire to step out a bit downshifting into second or first unless I'm spot on with rev matching, and even the I'll get a chirp in first when on the brakes. I was under the impression that it gets rid of that altogether, but may be it only minimizes it. It's fun, I've got no want to change things but I expected different.
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Try using better tires ?.

That's a serious comment, I've never been able to chirp the rear on a downshift even on wet roads though admitted I'm not trying to either.
The original TL's would leave long black streaks on the road on downshifts so personally I'm happy with the DL's clutch
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