GT 550 k starter clutch

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Stevengt750
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GT 550 k starter clutch

Postby Stevengt750 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:19 am

Hi there I have recently purchased a 550 K model GT and there is a problem with the starter not in gauging been told it could be the starter clutch can anybody tell me what sort of job it is to change the parts and would I have to have the engine out to do it or can it be done in the frame any help would be appreciated cheers Steve

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Re: GT 550 k starter clutch

Postby barney01 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:28 am

See my next post :oops:
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Re: GT 550 k starter clutch

Postby barney01 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:30 am

Hi. Firstly there are many reasons the starter is not engaging but indeed the J and K models have a different designed starter clutch that was problematic.
No need to take the engine out. First remove oil from gearbox then remove the outer exhaust. Remove points cover and points plate. The clutch cover can then be removed. Bend tabs back off locking washer and remove large clutch nut. All clutch plates and starter clutch can then be withdrawn.
Suzuki bulletin GT26 explains the difference between starter clutches

http://www.oldjapanesebikes.com/mraxl_G ... ins/page-2
Early starter clutches used a series of springs and rollers
Which may need replacing and are easily replaced
https://www.discountbikespares.co.uk/pr ... gsx-gsx-r/

https://www.discountbikespares.co.uk/pr ... r1100-gsx/



Carefully examine the starter clutch gear itself as they are famous for cracking and eventually falling apart.

Stevengt750
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Re: GT 550 k starter clutch

Postby Stevengt750 » Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:27 pm

Hi there thanks for the information it is very useful and gives me a good idea of how it works and where to find it cheers


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