My clutch felt slightly off on the way home tonight, so I decided to check the adjuster. It has also been getting colder, so I thought it was time to put my hand guards back on the SV650. When I pulled back the rubber cover, I saw the problem.
Not good. Without the adjuster working the clutch cable will continue to get loose and I won’t be able to shift. Not a fun repair on the side of the road at night!
Thinking about where I could get a part at 9pm on a Saturday night, I remembered I had the broken clutch perch (which included the adjuster) from my wife’s GS500. The adjuster was slightly bent, but it would work for now.
The replacement on the left and the broken on the right
Using a 10mm wrench I removed the bolt holding the clutch lever,
and pulled the cable out of the lever.
Insert the replacement part and line up the groves to reinsert the clutch cable.
Insert the cable back into the lever
and the bolt back into the lever.
tighten everything back up and done.
The Suzuki part number is 508248-001.
The bike bandit part number is 1100706 and they sell it for $4.
I’m glad I found the problem tonight rather than on the ride tomorrow!