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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Aug 21st, 2019, 8:39 pm Thread Starter
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Rebuilding Clutch Basket 07K12GT

Has anybody tried or heard of rebuilding a rattling clutch basket? Why not drill out the rivets, replace the springs with something a smidge more stout and install new tapered clutch rivets? Would that not take care of the issue, at least for a good while?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2019, 7:13 pm
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Interesting, haven't heard of it but it may be a good idea. considering the number of K bikes out there all with the same problem a rebuild-kit or process could would become very popular.

Just replaced my clutch at 86K but left the basket alone. Way too expensive. I pull the clutch in at stop lights if its annoying me.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2019, 7:19 pm
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John at vibefree rebuilds them, check out sharealike1 on youtube.

Sharealike Clutch modification for the Suzuki V-Strom and Suzuki SV
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 13th, 2019, 9:35 pm
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Nice! Thanks Mattias, havent seen this before
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 15th, 2019, 6:10 pm
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sharealike1, also known as John Sykes, has a cluster of very informative clutch videos on Youtube. He does a better job of presentation than most and offers individual service, but some have had difficulty getting in touch with him. Well he does have a life and clutch rebuilds might not be all of it.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Nov 23rd, 2019, 10:28 pm
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John Sykes' videos are listed at the top of page three of this thread https://www.k-bikes.com/forums/91-k1...ch-mods-3.html
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