I would NOT remove all the clutch free-play. This will cause excessive clutch wear. Free play is required and there is a proper range. realshelby is the go to guy for both clutch rattle/chudder or idle hammer.
This is an area where Suzuki should hang their engineering head in shame. As far as "do not worry about it", this statement has some merit.
My 2007 vee had both clutch chudder and idle hammer. Both on the mild side compared to some DL1000s I have heard. Mine happily motored on past 100,000 miles with both issues. I learned to ride around the clutch chudder zone and ignored the idle hammer. The very fact that these conditions existed pissed me off.
Then I bought a 2013 Super Tenere (for a change only, I still like the stroms). Well Yamaha engineers must have cheated on the same test Suzuki did and mine had a very similar clutch issue. Pissed off again. But, in 2014, Yamaha listened to their customers and redesigned the clutch system. Most everybody I know yanked there old clutches out of the Tenere (making ash trays out of them) and installed the redesigned clutch assembly.
"If its not broke yet, it can still be fixed"
Last edited by STCorndog; 04-05-2019 at 08:07 AM.