It would depend a lot on the D650 having a lighter clutch. The hydro clutch on a DL1000 is extremely stiff.I put up a similar question on here some time back. I had the thought that maybe the hydraulic clutch set up on the dl1000 might fit the dl650 and help me and my arthritis out. I got no knowledgeable answers nobody really knew if it would fit or not. there were several dummies saying get more exercise or similar. I have ridden dirt bikes with the magura hydraulic clutch system and it is quite noticible on the dirt bikes I have ridden, much better. that is all I can tell you. I would bet it would help quite a bit on the dl650. keep us informed if you do go that route.
Consider a Barnett cable. They're really nice and can be made to any length. Also be sure your cable is adjusted to factory specs. Adjusting my Husqvarna cable to specs along with the Barnett cable made a noticeable difference in pull pressure.Hello
Today I spent some time cleaning the gear change layout and re-greasing everything that needed it.
Also, cleaned the clutch lever and even gave the cable a rub down and a tidy.
After adjusting everything to get a good feel on the lever, took a test ride and the gear change was better ie smoother, but the effort to pull the lever in was unchanged.
So am having a good look at the Magura system even though its quite expensive for what it is, but if it means I can continue to ride a while longer, it may be the answer I seek.
Any other options anyone might suggest would be appreciated.
I think that would help me. But boy does it stand out like something very strange.
Not sure the hydro setup from a DL1000 would do you any good. The slave is on the passenger side cover, rod passes through the case and actuates the clutch on the drivers side. You would need something where you could attach a slave setup to the clutch arm on the driver side case of the 650I think the easy pull would work as my Wee does have more clutch lever travel than needed. the mechanism would look pretty odd up by the handlebars. I looked down where the clutch cable connects to the engine and there is very little space for the mechanism down there.
the hydraulic clutch on the dl1000 may be stiffer than the cable operated clutch on the 650 but you have to remember that it is compressing much stiffer springs than the 650 springs. So the dl1000 hyd clutch system compressing dl650 clutch springs would be much lighter. if it would fit into the dl650 space.
If I ran across a badly busted dl1000 being parted out I would see if I couldn't get the whole hyd clutch system for a decent price. I would not want to experiment around while buying all new suzuki parts. them new zuki parts are expensive!
there are thousands of dirt bikes with Magura hyd clutch system on them and a lot of satisfied riders. hyd actuation has a lot less friction drag than cable operated clutch systems, that is why they are so popular and so much easier to use. Magura started with dirt bikes and moved to other bikes.
I had an auto clutch on a KTM I had. they have been around for quite some time. there is ups and downs to them.
I will look further into the different levers. that may do the job. It would be nice to ride a dl with different levers, rather than just buy something and try it out.