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January 24, 2003, 11:40 AM

Is there a modification or a replacement clutch cylinder for Suzukis that reduces the amount of force needed to pull in the clutch lever?

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January 24, 2003, 08:56 PM

Is this for Wheel's SV?

I don't know of anyway to reduce the amount of force required to use the clutch, but I've become pretty good at adjusting it. The SV doesn't have hydraulic so it's all cable action. You could play with the engagement threshold so that the you have to pull the clutch further back (freely) to engage/disengage. It's much easier closer to the handle bar but it may take some getting use to and it makes it harder to pop the clutch for a wheelie . . . not that I do this . . . . a lot! But I found it's much easier on the wrist this way.


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January 24, 2003, 11:03 PM

Yeah, it's called an air shifter and will run you about $500. Or you can get more of a "dog bone" lever like an XT which will move the lever closer to the handlbar/grip.

I assume it's mostly on upshifts where she's having difficulty. Why not just teach her to upshift clutchless?

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January 25, 2003, 12:12 PM

Opps, I forgot that she has a wet clutch via cable and I have a dry clutch via hydrolics

Yeah, it's for Wheel's SV, her hand was killing her after her first riding lesson and I started wondering about any clutch mods. She was learning the friction zone on her SV

How do I adjust the engagement threshold? The brake lever has the adjuster on it, but I can't remember if the clutch lever does. Hopefully she'll just get used to it

Clutchless upshifts, don't give her any ideas yet She still needs to learn how to ride.
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January 25, 2003, 02:38 PM

Yeah, the clutch also has and adjusment screw at the top so you can try it that way. If that doesn't get you enough, there is also another adjustment screw at the other end. There is also a screw where the cable actually goes into the clutch assembly, but try the others first. All this told, it may be better/easier to use the "dog bone" lever Speednuts mentioned if you can get one. Talk to Travis (SVBadguy) also, he knows a lot more about the SV (and motorcycles in general) than I do.

Here's another thought: Her wrist may have been hurting because she is new to riding. I had the same problem, but found that after a while (not a long while either), it didn't bother me so much. So she may just get used to it the way it is. Maybe give it a try?


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February 8, 2003, 05:12 PM

I stumbled upon this site http://vroom.co.nz/wirtz_levers.htm

I'm sure something here would work, it's just a matter of finding a US distributor.


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Excellent, I'll check the link out this week
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