Clutch and seals
Hi Jeff. The problem with clutches is that the length of time they last depends a lot on how they are used. I have known people to wear out a clutch IN A DAY, abusing it in swamp or sand. Personally, I have never had to replace a clutch on any bike that I have owned, unless it was shagged when I bought it. My F650 BMW which has a reputation for only being moderate in clutch life (40-60,000km on rental bikes) has not had it's clutch changed for at least 80,000km and is still strong. The DR650 is a strong bike. Respect it and assume a clutch life in the region of about 40-50,000 miles. Hammer it with wheelies etc, and you could be up for a new one from anything around 5-10,000 miles. What's your style on the clutch lever?
As for the seals, they take up so little space and are pretty easy to change, once you have done one! I would throw a pair in the spares kit anyway.
Nigel in NZ
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