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7500miles, had my first clutch slip under load. gonna adjust my clutch in the AM when i get home from work.

bike has never been raced, no burnouts, just regular riding, mostly commuting.

question is, whats the normal life span of our stock clutch? and can a slipping clutch be cured by adjusting the clutch cable if i still have 10-15mm slack at the lever?

and no i didnt put car oil in it. ;D

any replies greatly appreciated
 

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Has it been adjusted...not at the lever. By the book, under the clutch cover adjustment. It's part of the scheduled maintenance. Since I don't own an SV anymore I don't have the manual but I would be pretty certain the first adjustment should have been before or at 7500 miles. That clutch will likely outlast your desire to own an SV if properly maintained.
 

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I have about 53k miles on my stock clutch. Still running strong with burn outs and wheelies.

A common problem with the SV slipping under load is caused by the shift star. It happens to me all the time full throttle and the gear box slips into a false neutral then pops back into gear. I don't have the money or time to switch mine out.
 
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