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lee123
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PostSubject: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:26 pm

my clutch feels a little weak and slips a bit under power is this normal its done 15000 miles new to me
is there a clutch mod or something for this that anyone has done ? thanks lee
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:31 pm

Just guessing here but have you checked if your clutch cable is not too tight? (as in - it never fully engages and thus slips under pressure?)

Also, there's a bunch of checks in servicing manual if I remember correctly?
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:59 pm

No it is not normal either it is slightly over tightened on the adjuster or it is on its way out
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:11 am

I did a Versah clutch spring swap. It was one of the best mods I did to my bike besides the 17 tooth sprocket swap.
My bike was slipping while hard accelerating and the spring swap fixed it.
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:10 am

Hello Lee,
Sorry to disagree with the captain, no disrespect, but clutch slip is very very common on the Vz800 Marauder chain drive up till the newer shaft drive models came out and it doesn't appear to much of a problem from their. I agree with Marcin  as checking the adjustment is always the first step to take as these bikes are a bit finicky about clutch adjustment, you need a good half inch (12 to 15mm) play at the end of the clutch lever between the end of the lever ball and the handlebar,,, loosen it off at both the lever and the clutch actuating arm on the engine,, set the adjuster fully in on the lever and do the adjustment from the engine/ actuation arm side. I agree with Rob, if the adjustment is ok the problem is most likely the clutch springs as they have never been man enough for the job from word go. You are lucky you got to 15000 miles my own bike started to slip at 900 miles. I have done 4 of the vz Marauders now with the typical clutch slip and springs have been the cure. As they are so finicky the engine oil has to be proper Motorcycle engine oil ( as it should always be) 2 of the 4 I have done had had car oil in them at some time which only served to exasperate the problem as car engine oils have friction modifiers in them to lubricate engine bearings and are the kiss of death to a wet clutch and in my experience most certainly the vz Marauder so if in doubt I would replace the clutch friction plates at the same time as clutch springs even if they don't look worn or burnt. I tried and couldn't get vesrha springs in England I would have had to import them which was too costly so I used EBC clutch springs that are 10/15 % stiffer than standard. I`ve put a link to a vid of the job being done so you can see it isn't difficult to do.
 

 
EBC CSK-162           springs
Vesrha PU-SK-329    springs
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Suzuki-VZ-800-V-K2-Marauder-97-02-EBC-CSK162-Clutch-Spring-Kit-/150696944969?pt=UK_Motorcycle_Parts_13&hash=item23163ce549
 
and if you need a Manual you can get it here ( and others )
http://www.repairmanualclub.com/motomanuals/
 
Hope this is of some help mate.
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:15 pm

That's great to read knowledgeable experience & goes to show that one size don't fit all, so to speak. Nice one John.
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:04 pm

  
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:13 pm

Thanks John, I happily stand corrected  
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:43 pm

Good tips there John,and informative vid.
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:00 pm

People like John are invaluable, always ready with an advanced knowledge of the VZ.
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PostSubject: Re: clutch slip - 2002 Suzuki VZ800 Marauder   Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:08 pm

thanks ive checked the adjustment ,no joy , so will be fitting the ebc springs ,great video thanks
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