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post #1 of 8 Old 08-05-2012, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2012 clutch adjustment

Hi... anybody can tell me if the the clutch adjustment is done the same way as for the previous model.
15 000km and still no adjustment done. I love it.
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-05-2012, 08:50 PM
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It's totally different. The clutch pushrod free play adjuster is under the clutch cover. By the time the clutch friction material wears away to the point all the free play is gone, It may be a good idea to replace the friction plates because you'll be in there anyway.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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It's totally different. The clutch pushrod free play adjuster is under the clutch cover. By the time the clutch friction material wears away to the point all the free play is gone, It may be a good idea to replace the friction plates because you'll be in there anyway.
Thanks a lot for the precision.
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-02-2013, 09:51 PM
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So just to be clear, on the 2012+ the only clutch adjustment available without opening the clutch cover is at the clutch lever. Is that correct?

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There is also an adjustment on the cable besides the one where the cable end meets the clutch lever perch.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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post #6 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 10:57 AM
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Thanks. I was searching for the procedure to make that adjustment but could not find something specific to the Glee. I still have more play in the clutch pull than I would like and the handle adjuster is out of adjustment.

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post #7 of 8 Old 10-03-2013, 01:36 PM
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Just a little ways down the cable from the handle adjuster.

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And if that's not enough (to remove the slack), you can rotate the lever arm on the engine case and jump one spline (in the correct direction) to remove gross cable slack. It's already punch marked and scribed a starting point on the shaft. Just go back up to the lever adjustments to fine tune after.
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