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post #1 of 18 Old 08-20-2004, 09:56 AM
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Clutch Fluid

Woke this morning, rolled the bike out of the garage, started up, then noted very little clutch fluid and difficulty shifting. There's been some gunge collecting under the transmission for a few weeks now, methinks I know where this is coming from now.

Power-shifted the 20mi into the dealer, they are sorting sometime today. They've given me their V-Strom 650 demo (in blue) to ride until mine gets sorted. So far I'm impressed, but it's really different in the corners!
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-20-2004, 07:00 PM
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Clutch Leak

The clutch piston operates right next to the countersprocket and can get a lot of dirt and crud on the cylinder walls. Mine was leaking also so I just pulled it (the piston) out and washed it in more Dot 4 then reassembled - no leak since. The seal is only a $3.50 part that I now have on hand if the leak ever comes back.

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Current Stable:
98 Honda Valk 52,000 miles
00 BMW K1200LT 95,000 miles
02 Yamaha FZ1 23,000 miles
03 VStrom 1000 26,000 miles
04 BMW R1150RS 24,500 miles
06 Kaw ZX-6R 1,300 miles
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post #3 of 18 Old 08-24-2004, 04:26 AM
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Thanks TPadden, but not so simple on mine.

The slave cylinder corroded through, so it's a new one...hopefully on warranty as this isn't a typical Suzuki failure. Still riding the DL650.
 
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Thanks TPadden, but not so simple on mine.

The slave cylinder corroded through, so it's a new one...hopefully on warranty as this isn't a typical Suzuki failure. Still riding the DL650.
Not so bad ..... it isn't a BMW :lol:

The whole slave is only $61 and very easy to change - I could do it and bleed the thing in about 30 minutes!

Part # 23 at http://www.ronayers.com/fiche/300_03...tch/clutch.cfm

Part Number: 23160-06G01
Description: CYLINDER COMP,C
Price: $61.29

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Gainesville, Mo.

Current Stable:
98 Honda Valk 52,000 miles
00 BMW K1200LT 95,000 miles
02 Yamaha FZ1 23,000 miles
03 VStrom 1000 26,000 miles
04 BMW R1150RS 24,500 miles
06 Kaw ZX-6R 1,300 miles
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post #5 of 18 Old 08-25-2004, 03:57 AM
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Thanks, Tom. Will let you know what the cost damage was here!
post #6 of 18 Old 08-25-2004, 05:51 AM
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I'm having a similar problem.

Suddenly, 2 days ago, all the brake fluid was gone in the black box near the clutch handle.
Filled it + purged the air. Then drops appeared on the lower site of the enige.
He's in the dealers shop now.

Apparantly the 'clutch pump' causes the problem.

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post #7 of 18 Old 08-25-2004, 10:16 AM
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Apparantly the 'clutch pump' causes the problem.
I think is is clearly a design brain fart :lol: !

Whoever designed a slave cylinder that is open to chain/ countersprocket sludge never took a bike down a dirt road. At least it is a cheap and easy repair. Just glad I had returned from Alaska before mine pissed itself.

Tom
Gainesville, Mo.

Current Stable:
98 Honda Valk 52,000 miles
00 BMW K1200LT 95,000 miles
02 Yamaha FZ1 23,000 miles
03 VStrom 1000 26,000 miles
04 BMW R1150RS 24,500 miles
06 Kaw ZX-6R 1,300 miles
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post #8 of 18 Old 08-27-2004, 10:48 AM
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Bit of a concern, DL1000 is still in the shop a week later awaiting parts.

I'm still running around on the demo DL650 N(blue). Next week is the start of the new registrations here in the UK, so I'm hoping it will be sorted and out before the rush begins. No word yet from Suzi on warranty.

I've enjoyed the DL650, the engine seems more refined than the DL1000, but I miss the raw grunt of my bike.
post #9 of 18 Old 08-27-2004, 11:17 AM
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Keep us posted - not good news that your dealer can't get an inexpensive, common, part OVERNIGHT. Even in the backwoods of Missouri UPS brings my parts in 3 days to a week at most.

Tom
Gainesville, Mo.

Current Stable:
98 Honda Valk 52,000 miles
00 BMW K1200LT 95,000 miles
02 Yamaha FZ1 23,000 miles
03 VStrom 1000 26,000 miles
04 BMW R1150RS 24,500 miles
06 Kaw ZX-6R 1,300 miles
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post #10 of 18 Old 08-29-2004, 12:24 PM
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My dealer told me it's an 'know' problem with the engine that goes back to the TL1000 engines.

And what's even stranger, the replacement part we got from Suzuki is not the same as the original. It has an extra rubber ring.

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