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post #1 of 6 Old 07-07-2009, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Question Clutch lever freeplay and clutch wear

Guess Im hard on the clutch (2400Miles) If Im already adjusting clutch.
Just changed oil and thought maybe I had used wrong oil but just checked
and OK.

Operator Error I guess.
Kind of acts like the dry clutch on my BMW and i never did get used to it.

Any other ideas?

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Just adjusted mine too, at 2500. Cables stretch, I didn't think much of it. Is it that abnormal?

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I have read a lot about adjusting at 4000 per manual so thought I would
ask since I am adj early. Just going to adj and forget about it till next time.
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remember that, the the cable adjusters are not how you adjust the clutch, the clutch adjustment is the locknut/screw (pushrod) under the sprocket cover, fiddling with the cable without first adjusting the clutch is not the way to adjust the clutch


fwiw, the fibre clutch plates on my SV650 lasted 102,000 before they needed replacing, springs & steel plates are still original @ 135k



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remember that, the the cable adjusters are not how you adjust the clutch, the clutch adjustment is the locknut/screw (pushrod) under the sprocket cover, fiddling with the cable without first adjusting the clutch is not the way to adjust the clutch


fwiw, the fibre clutch plates on my SV650 lasted 102,000 before they needed replacing, springs & steel plates are still original @ 135k


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The clutch cable will stretch over the first few thousand miles, just like the chain. Once the initial adjustments are made you'll have no problems for a while. It's all very normal. As has been mentioned arleady, make sure you make the adjustment at the bottom end first.

This thread might be useful https://www.stromtrooper.com/forums/s...tch+adjustment


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