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post #1 of 3 Old 10-30-2005, 01:15 PM
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overtightened clutch cable

When i get my bike back from the dealer i'll post a pic of what exactly i'm talking about...

I just want to warn everyone that you should check the tighteness of the clutch cable connection where its screwed into the transmission housing. I dont know if it came from the factory over-tightened or if some new guy dorked it up during my 600 mile maintenance. But at 3k miles the connector broke loose and stripped out the threading. It may have happened so early because I tend to forget my 650 isnt a sport bike...

anyway, warranty is covering for all my stuff to get fixed (replaced transmission housing, new clutch cable connector do-dad) but i'm bikeless for over a week now, and thanks to suzuki i'm addicted to ridding and loathe driving my blazer :P
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post #2 of 3 Old 10-30-2005, 03:52 PM
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I've noticed several fasteners that seem to be tightened way past spec. Sometimes impact wrenches are good; sometimes they're not.

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post #3 of 3 Old 10-31-2005, 06:30 PM
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At least you didn't smoke the clutch. Warrantees are good.

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