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Just before I arrived at work my clutch stopped working. On the past weekend it needed a top up of the brake fluid and I had scheduled it to go to my shop this weekend to check the clutch (suspect bad slave cylinder) and do plugs and check the valves. I'll see if topping up and bleeding will get it going enough to get home otherwise I'll call a truck to take it there.

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You seem to have clutchidis..........:grin2:
 

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Only hydraulic clutchitis! :)

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I wonder if you are having the same issue that I did? This is from a 2012 Vee. My slave was corroded junk only after 25k miles.At first I had no idea why I lost all my fluid. After looking at my slave I was enlightened. I opted for a whole new unit but you may be ok with just a re-build.

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I wonder if you are having the same issue that I did? This is from a 2012 Vee. My slave was corroded junk only after 25k miles.At first I had no idea why I lost all my fluid. After looking at my slave I was enlightened. I opted for a whole new unit but you may be ok with just a re-build.
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It was replaced last year and I think I have a year and a half of warranty anyway so I am sending it to my dealership (who is wonderful!) and let them see. I don't think the part is that much.. $100 and something Can$) While there they can check valves and put in new plugs (That I bought a while ago but never got a plug wrench that fits these tiny things.)

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It was replaced last year and I think I have a year and a half of warranty anyway so I am sending it to my dealership (who is wonderful!) and let them see. I don't think the part is that much.. $100 and something Can$) While there they can check valves and put in new plugs (That I bought a while ago but never got a plug wrench that fits these tiny things.)

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My dealer is complaining about me bringing my own plugs in, they don't want to be responsible if they insert them and they don't work or something, plus they want more money.
 

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My dealer is complaining about me bringing my own plugs in, they don't want to be responsible if they insert them and they don't work or something, plus they want more money.
My dealer wouldn't have an issue even more so since they sold them to me. I really appreciate my dealer.. they are a small, family owned business that really tries to take care of their clients.

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Use the plug wrench that's in the toolkit that came with the bike. Works just fine and saves you from having to buy extra tools.
My DL650's had a tool but I don't recall seeing one with my DL1000. Are you sure the 2014+ DL1000 toolkit comes with it?

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My 2002 DL1000 came with a reasonable toolkit (at a first glance - I have not had the need to use it in anger yet, apart from the spark plugs) but this thread suggests that the 2014+ DL1000 comes with a toolkit that is indeed, well, disappointing.

http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a-2014-2016/182666-tool-kit.html
My 2006 and 2012 DL650's had a decent set of tools including spark plug wrench. I never thought hard about it on my 2015 DL1000 but I will ask other guys what came with their tool kit.

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Just before I arrived at work my clutch stopped working. On the past weekend it needed a top up of the brake fluid and I had scheduled it to go to my shop this weekend to check the clutch (suspect bad slave cylinder) and do plugs and check the valves. I'll see if topping up and bleeding will get it going enough to get home otherwise I'll call a truck to take it there.

..Tom
You seem to go through hydraulic clutch components more often than chains. Good luck with the fix
 

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As often as you lube Tom, you MUST clean regularly behind the slave.......thats the problem with the hydraulic clutch of the 1000. I will have a shaft drive next, no more messy goo behind the slave cylinder. :)
 

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You seem to go through hydraulic clutch components more often than chains. Good luck with the fix
Yeah.. there was an issue from the beginning (dragging clutch.) The slave cylinder had a small internal leak so it was replaced under warranty. Then I broke the slave cylinder when reinstalling it after cleaning the gunk out of the sprocket area. The dragging has been getting worse of the last 15,000 miles and I was going to drop it off at the dealership a week or two ago but couldn't get a ride home. So this will be my third one... two leaked, one I broke. Seems my only real weak spot of this bike is the hydraulic clutch setup. I'm still on the original chain though.

On my DL650's I had some minor clutch cable and mechanism break or wear.

On my 2006 the spot weld holding the release mechanism lever broke letting it move a bit so that it didn't release fully. I didn't record the mileage but I think around 50,000 miles. That was a fairly cheap fix. I think I also needed a cable at some point on the 2006 and on my 2012 DL650 the cable started fraying at the lever end (probably lack of lube on my part) and was replaced at 61,811 miles.


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The clutch slave is the worst piece of design on the entire bike, especially if you ride the bike in inclement weather.

My first slave was replaced under warranty. I've just learned to live with perpetually leaky slaves and top up, rebuild as needed.
 

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I had this issue while riding in Quebec, Canada. The front sprocket cover is really an easy remove and needs to be done regularly for cleaning. especially when riding dirt roads/trails as the chain lube causes dirt, etc to gunk up and get caught in this area which contaminates the slave cylinder seals. A hard learned lesson.
 

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I had this issue while riding in Quebec, Canada. The front sprocket cover is really an easy remove and needs to be done regularly for cleaning. especially when riding dirt roads/trails as the chain lube causes dirt, etc to gunk up and get caught in this area which contaminates the slave cylinder seals. A hard learned lesson.
I pulled my front sprocket cover off for the first time after 24k km about a month ago, it was almost clean inside, took 15 minutes to clean out. I am using a chain oiler. Maybe the trick is to stop using the spray can junk?
 

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Hey V Tom, my parents lived in the Port for many years. I love that place. I miss it. I used to take my mum down to the marina for breakfast sometimes after my dad passed. That was always the go-to place for east end Toronto bikers who wanted a nice ride. And Haugens had awesome ribs! Oh, and Anina's bakery! Before moving west, I used Snow City as my dealer, and they were very good. Just wondering who you use? Idle curiosity. I lived in Guildwood, if you know where that is, on the Scarborough/Pickering boarder along the bluffs.

Oh, pretty sure I saw a plug wrench in my tool kit...but not a good one.
 

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Yeah Port's a nice little town! Big enough to have the basics plus some nice restaurants but small enough to feel like a small town.


My 2006 and 2012 DL650's had plug wrenches. It looks like the 201+DL1000 does not (other 2014+ Dl1000 owners have said they don't have them either.)

I use Asselstines down on CR57 for any Suzuki specific work. Very small, family run dealership. I think they have about 5 employees. Ted Rose at Rosey Toes on Wendel Ave in Weston does my tires.

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