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post #1 of 8 Old 03-28-2015, 06:32 PM Thread Starter
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clutch slip second gear

I noticed today after I got out of the woods my clutch was slipping a little bit. 1st gear no issue at all... when I wen to 2nd and let the lever out I noticed the slip for about a second maybe 100 rpm before the clutch grabbed. 12 500 miles 2012 650 just changed the oil with suzuki synthetic. Any ideas? I wouldn't think the clutch would be smoked already.
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have you been fiddling with cable adjustment without checking clutch pushrod adjustment under the front sprocket cover?

also have you lubed the barrels at the cable ends ? unlubed levers may be a bit sticky



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Nope, only oil changes... that's it...
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Does it try to slip in the higher ( 3-6 ) gears? At any rate, check for a lot of crud buildup around the front sprocket/clutch mechanism.

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have you been fiddling with cable adjustment without checking clutch pushrod adjustment under the front sprocket cover?

also have you lubed the barrels at the cable ends ? unlubed levers may be a bit sticky
The clutch adjustment on the 2012+ DL650 is not in the same place as the earlier models. It's on the other side..

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How often do they need adjusted?
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How often do they need adjusted?
My 2012 DL650 has never had the adjustment of the clutch itself. I did adjust the cable as the cable stretched and when I replaced it (because I didn't lube the end at the lever.) That was at aroud 100,000 km/62,000 miles.

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My 2012 DL650 has never had the adjustment of the clutch itself. I did adjust the cable as the cable stretched and when I replaced it (because I didn't lube the end at the lever.) That was at aroud 100,000 km/62,000 miles.

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Mine needed adjusting at around 60,000k's. And it did NEED adjusting.

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The clutch mechanism is working optimally when the clutch engagement point is near where the lever pushing on the end of the shaft is at right angles. (Checkable with a torch and the cover off). Mine was at about 30 degrees not at right angle, which means you need more lever movement for the same clutch movement.



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