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A friend has a '72 t500 Titan & is having trouble finding resources. His clutch rod is a 2 piece affair, but everything he can find shows it as a single rod. He's been trying to get the thing together, but can't get the clutch to operate. Anyone know where I can find a good diagram of this assembly?
 

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suzuki two stroke message board:
http://vancouver.globat.com/~sundialmotosport.com/phpBB2/

Alpha Sports parts fiche:
http://alpha-sports.com/suzuki_parts.htm

The rod itself should be one piece, if he has a two piece rod then he has a broken clutch rod and needs a new one.

23111-15001 is the clutch pusher rod, and
23121-15001 is the piece that goes between the rod and the pressure plate.

you can order from alpha sports or paul miller motorcycle.

also here is the T500 compendium:
http://www.ozebook.com/compendium/t500index.htm
 

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suzuki two stroke message board:
http://vancouver.globat.com/~sundialmotosport.com/phpBB2/

Alpha Sports parts fiche:
http://alpha-sports.com/suzuki_parts.htm

The rod itself should be one piece, if he has a two piece rod then he has a broken clutch rod and needs a new one.

23111-15001 is the clutch pusher rod, and
23121-15001 is the piece that goes between the rod and the pressure plate.

you can order from alpha sports or paul miller motorcycle.

also here is the T500 compendium:
http://www.ozebook.com/compendium/t500index.htm
 

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The rods have rounded ends and flat ends. The two flat ends need to face each other or the rod will not work.

Jim
 

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The rods have rounded ends and flat ends. The two flat ends need to face each other or the rod will not work.

Jim
 

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The rods have rounded ends and flat ends. The two flat ends need to face each other or the rod will not work.

Jim
I guess the 72 clutch rod is different from 1971, huh? didn't know they had a 2 piece rod.
 

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The rods have rounded ends and flat ends. The two flat ends need to face each other or the rod will not work.

Jim
I guess the 72 clutch rod is different from 1971, huh? didn't know they had a 2 piece rod.
 

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See, that's the big question, Geet. From the info he's found, it should be 1 piece.
 

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See, that's the big question, Geet. From the info he's found, it should be 1 piece.
 

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Mea culpa - I checked the parts book on-line:

http://www.ozebook.com/compendium/T500parts/image15.htm

and it shows a one piece rod. I must be thinking of the GT550?

Direct him to the parts book illustration. Make sure the clutch rod can move freely in the case. Make sure the "screw assembly" for the clutch release is working correctly. Check that the clutch plates aren't stuck. Part 17 needs to be under the pressure plate with the rounded end facing the push rod. Also check the clutch cable isn't broken inside the sleeve.

I will check one of my parts engines tonight and see if reality matches the parts book....

If his clutch rod is broken, I should have a spare I can send him....

Jim
 

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Awesome. I've seen his clutch rod - it's 2 pieces. How much do you want for the spare? I owe him a birthday present.
 

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Judey,

Tell him to make sure nothing else is broken. Then shoot me an email with either his mailing addy or yours. If you'll just reimburse me the postage, that will be fine.

Jim
 
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