How To Adjust Suzuki CV 650 Motorcycle Clutch

Learning how to adjust the clutch on your Suzuki CV 650 motorbike may come about if it is not engaging correctly, the clutch is slipping or you prefer to have the engagement/disengagement more suited to your riding style.

What You'll Need.

  • Wrench
  • Screwdriver
  1. The clutch cable is located on the right-hand side of the motorcycle, ahead of the right foot-peg and just above the rear brake pedal. The clutch case is has a circular section on it and to the right of that is the clutch cable adjustment. Loosen the locking nut which covers the adjustment screw.
  2. Adjust the clutch cable counter-clockwise if the cable is too tight or clockwise if the clutch is becoming worn. Tighten up the lock nut, but not too tight as that will affect the fine tuning adjustment you have just carried out on the clutch. To test the clutch, start the bike and select first gear. Slowly let the clutch out and see if the 'biting' point is satisfactory for your needs. If it still needs adjustment, or the the rest of the gears are slightly difficult to select, readjust until it's just right.
  3. You will notice when you tighten up the lock nut that this has a direct affect on the fine tuning you have just performed on the adjustment screw. Once you feel you have adjusted the screw enough, back it off an 1/8 of a turn, the locking screw will take up the slack.
  4. Always remember to not adjust the clutch cable too far or leave it too slack as this will cause accelerated wear on the clutch plates. If you have reached the adjustment where it cannot be tightened any further, this means the clutch plates have worn down too much and a replacement clutch for your Suzuki CV 650 will be needed.
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