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I have a 1980 Suzuki GS450L that broke a chain today while my son was riding it. The chain wrapped the drive sprocket and bent the clutch push rod. It appears mine doesn't have the seal mounted on the removable plate but has one right in the transmission case. The rod is bent enough that the seal was leaking a lot of oil (we didn't run the engine). I can pull the rod out about 1 inch and it stops. How do I remove the clutch push rod?

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Clutch pushrod should just pull out as it should be a 2 piece clutch pushrod model, earlier models were 1 piece and you had to remove clutch cover and pressure plate to remove. hopefully the seal is ok.

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