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47K Review update, clutch & friction plates
Previously have posted my first post with my thoughts on this great commute/canyon bike.
A few days ago noticed that starting (not consistent) at about 7,500 to 8000 rpm (depending on gear/ mostly 1st,2nd, & 3rd) a bit of clutch slip with a restricted feeling of the engine (to the rear).
Have ordered the clutch pack from the dealer ( drive plates/friction, springs and gasket) but it has to be individually due to Suzuki not having the complete set in one pack yet.
Beware: on ebay they have a package for sale ($150.00) claiming that its for the gsx-x, and that is not the case since the dealers (parts) can't order something that it's not available (for now individual parts only).
The good news (for my self anyway) is that its pretty good that the OEM parts are durable. At 47k with a lot of feathering/slipping through traffic and at times on dirt and gravel, high rpm's in canyons and freeway the bike is running great (no burn outs,stunt riding, or anything of that nature). Am still riding normal at a good commute pace (obviously keeping it below 7500). until mid next week when the parts are in.The total price was (paid in advance) $325.60.
Hopefully everyone else can get many miles before clutch maintenance.
In conclusion, besides the first post (review), this one needed to be added for honest accuracy to report everything besides the other typical maintenance issues (chains, sprockets/tires/radiator coolant/oil).
Hope this information helps some one to some what gauge the type of riding and what to maybe expect.