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  1. Clutch takeup/friction/biting point moves further out once bike is hot

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Hey folks, I'm riding a new to me 2015 vstrom 1000. Beautiful machine, easy on the eyes, eats up the miles and doesn't leak oil everywhere like my last bike. Only issue is, as the bike warms up during my journey/commute, the clutch begins to engage further and further out. I start my day...
  2. Constantly increasing clutch free play. Do I need to change the clutch plates?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I have a DL650A 07 with 63.000 km. At around 50k I had noticed that I had problem switching to neutral when I was fully stopped and the clutch lever had a lot of free play before it would engage. So I used the adjuster nut on the lever to reduce the free play. That fixed the switching to neutral...
  3. Clutch actuator too much play

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello all, just wanting to know if my clutch actuator on my 2004 Suzuki V Strom 650 has too much play. Please see the Youtube video I took, link is below. Also, It seems when I ride on hot days and the bike is hot, the free play begins to become more. I know there is no hydraulic clutch fluid...
  4. Failure to Launch 2005 V

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    Okay, I have 2005 V and she was running like a champ yesterday. Today, after a bath I was unable to get her to start. I checked the engine cut off, as it's no the first or last time I've tried t run a bike with it off. After reading an older forum I plugged in my clutch line that had pulled...
  5. Clutch Won't Release

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello everyone. I have a 2004 DL-650 and am looking for some guidance. I just replaced the battery and changed the oil after the bike was sitting for a few weeks (due to the battery being at the end of it's life). After I finished the tune up, I went to take it out for a ride and promptly...
  6. Clunking into 1st Gear

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Maybe it's my imagination, but my 2014 Vee2 seems to doing more of a clunk/lurch than it used to do when I go into first gear from neutral at a stop. I've been doing more riding around town lately, so this could just be that I'm stopping more at traffic lights and am noticing it more than...
  7. Settled in - questions

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    So we've had two weeks to get to know each other - super happy my old riding skills came back after many years on a scooter. They really are different animals. Installed the fork brace and kickstand foot from Rick at Adventure Tech. I'm a little less anxious about that stand folding on me...
  8. General clutch issues + chudder on a 03 DL1000

    V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
    I recently bought a 03 DL1000 with 64k km on the meter. I was allready informed about the infamous chudder between 2 and 4000 rpm spand - no surprises there. However, what do surprise me is the difficulty of getting the bike into motion in 1st gear. It feels almost as the clutch plates are worn...
  9. Clutch �sticking� when up-shifting

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Clutch “sticking” when up-shifting DL1000K9 with 60000klm on it - Clutch “sticking” when up-shifting – it does not want to disengage, even worst if I am heavy with the right hand Pull hard on the clutch and no matter how many times I lift the gear lever it will not shift. If I shift as I pull...
  10. Is this normal?

    DL650A - 2012-2016
    When I push my bike around in neutral, it is very easy to move. If I have it in gear and push it it is much harder to move. When I start the bike in 1st gear with the clutch pulled in it move the bike forward against the front brake. I've adjusted the clutch lever travel to factory specs. It...
  11. Falling out of gear

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Hello All, Well I looking for a few ideas of what to look at to fix my issues outlines below. History: I have a 2006 650 Strom with 42K on it currently. I have owned it since the early 30K's. The guy before me was doing a lot of off road riding with it on ORV trails and decided to get rid of...
  12. Stuck Clutch

    DL1000A - 2014-2016
    Hey guys, I'm a new rider and my MSF course is in a few days (so I guess I'm not even hatched yet). I got a new 2014 V-Strom 1000 Adventure and have been riding around the backyard to get a feel for starting, stopping and whatnot. I drove several laps around the backyard in first, taking...
  13. Clutch Issue

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    OK, I have had my 06 1000 for about two and a half years with no issues, but now I have one. I out a new chain and sprockets on the bike a couple nights ago. I was working at night and was getting a little frustrated. Wasn't the first time and won't be the last, but I had some problems with the...
  14. Clutch jingling sound

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I have a 2011 Wee, just purchased used @ 1700 miles. Love the bike, but on my first ride I noticed that in first gear when I'm riding the clutch (mostly slowing down, I think) I sometimes hear a jingling sound. It almost sounds like I've run over some metal pieces, or something like that...
  15. Oil pump drive gear removal

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    All, I'm currently changing out clutch baskets and am having a hard time removing the oil pump drive gear that is located on the back of the basket. I removed the spring pin clip, and the cylindrical key seems to be moving freely in the slot. The gear is not coming off, its not even moving a...
  16. Changed clutch basket, clutch slipping.

    Maintenance, Tech and Products.
    I just replaced my clutch basket with the Werks modified one on my 2003 DL1000. All went smooth. I changed the oil the previous owner had in there and refilled with Rotella T 5-40 synthetic. I took the bike for a spin to test it out and noticed the clutch slipping immediately. I came right...
  17. Clutch Kit. shud i take one?

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    and what is one? plates and springs? is it heavy/bulky to take a set as a spare for the boonies of Africa/Bolivia on my RTW ride? I always hear of guys toasting their clutch out there. ???
  18. Clutch mystery solved - odd solution

    DL1000 from 2002-2012
    Ok, so I have had my Strom for 9 years now. Driven the dog out of it back and forth to work and wherever else I can. I have noticed that the clutch engagement was changing but it was so slow, I did not think much of it till it started to engage when I THOUGHT about moving my hand. Anyway, I...
  19. Sore thumb

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    I have been a problem with my left hand/thumb for the past 6 weeks or so. I find that keep re-aggrivating the pain in my hand when pulling the clutch, or activating the turn signal / horn. It feels that the controls are too far of a reach from my hand, and may be too high also. Anyone else...
  20. Noise? Who know??

    DL650 and DL650A - 2004 to 2011
    Its always been a noisy sounding thing to me, and I've read All the threads on clutch noise, chain & sprocket alignment and noise, etc. Its not clear to me what is happening with mine from what I've read so far. Here's what I notice. Strong 'chaffing/chuffing' on left side, always more...
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