Strange clutch problem

KC Gager kc at
Thu Jul 2 06:54:42 PDT 2009

Sorry I should have said friction welded 

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-----Original Message-----
From: sv650-bounces at [mailto:sv650-bounces at] On
Behalf Of Jim Stewart
Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 9:42 PM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: Re: Strange clutch problem

KC Gager wrote:
> Look at the clutch hub washer just under the clutch hub. I think u might
> find that it's welded to the trany input shaft and the clutch hub.
> The cause for us was to light of oil. 

Thanks, KC. I'll have a close look at it.

But: welded should still be welded, no?

This happened exactly once, and since I broke it free the demon has been

Oddly, this happened even though I didn't light candles.

Perhaps Humpty Dumpty (Alice in Wonderland) was right:

"The question is, which is to be the master, that's all."

(Now I've set myself up for a real karma storm. I guess. Report at eleven.)


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