The Original ‘Sharealike’ Clutch Conversion  Innovators of the Clutch Basket modification for the Suzuki V-Strom and SV!
   
Why the V-Strom DL1000 Clutch rattles
Innovators of the Clutch Basket modification for the Suzuki V-Strom and SV!
Let’s be clear, not all engines have the “chudder”, or certainly not at a level that annoys the owner enough to go through the modification. The first signs are often an unacceptable loud clatter from the right hand  side of the engine while at idle. Owners report hearing this most when in neutral with the clutch lever released. It can get much louder if the engine speed is slowly increased from idle up to about 3000 rpm. The second and true “chudder” happens while riding. Less severe cases are felt as a light chattering vibration somewhere in the range from 2,800 to 4,000 engine rpm. A more severe form in the same range is recognised by a heavy shudder through the whole bike. Both occur while accelerating gently or briskly through this range. It’s there in all or most gears and nearly impossible to avoid. Some owners report their bike can’t be ridden in top gear without bucking and vibrating. Others say slow speed riding such as in hairpin bends or very slow traffic is not possible without slipping the clutch to avoid transmission snatch.