Hi everyone. I've been trolling the site for years even before I got my first sv1000 6 years ago! But I dont think I ever actually posted anything. But it is time! My daily commuter 03 sv1k with 48k just broke a clutch spring on the pressure plate and one of the bolts backed out. I was on my way to work and it happened just as I got off the freeway and making my usual sharp left and accelerating out of it I hear a clunk and then a horrible rattling noise like a can of rocks. I didnt lose power but the clutch wasnt disengaging, so I limped her to work without the clutch having to stall out at lights and use the starter in first to take off from lights. Only hit two lights so I got lucky. All while listening to rack rattling in a can and just imaging everything horrible happening inside my engine.
Once I got a chance to take the clutch cover off, the bolt and pieces of the spring just fell out and the clutch pressure plate and inside of the clutch cover have some chunks gouged out and a couple of the other bolts were loose. I'm surprised the bolt didnt just smash thru the clutch cover. Everything else looks ok. So since I need to replace the clutch pressure plate, springs, bolts and hub; I figured I might as well get the clutch basket sorted and do a dl clutch upgrade.
So does anyone have one for sale or parts I can buy?! Clutches and money dont grow on trees and I just blew a lot of money on tools and parts to rebuild the front forks and swap out the springs. Any help would be appreciated. I priced everything out and was thinking about saving a little by using vesrah clutch plates steel and friction and vesrah springs $16 instead of oem. The steel plates will be sv1000 plates from vesrah $77 and the springs and friction plates would be for the dl1000a $39.
The clutch cover has a few chunks scraped out on the inside but otherwise looks fine so I can probly reuse it. I'll flush the bottom the oil pan with brake cleaner and paper towels to clean out the debris, before reassembling. Am I missing anything?
The rest of the parts on partzilla still come out to 280. Plus $430 for a werks basket.
All together I'm looking at $832. Not counting clutch tool and oil. And the $100 core return once I send back my old clutch basket if it isnt too tore up. It looks find though just some minor surface scratches.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. In the mean time I'm commuting on my fiances gs500. She is fun but after after 2 years and 28k of daily seat time on my sv its just not the same....