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Old 29-Aug-2011, 10:51 AM   #1
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1st Ducati - clutch is it supposed to look like this?

The clutch rattles side to side - and the forks? on the basket are dinted a bit.

Bike is a 02 996 on 23k.

Seems to go OK though.

Any sensible suggestions as to this being normal or otherwise welcome.

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Old 29-Aug-2011, 11:38 AM   #2
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i'd say that the plate tangs have gone a tad past normal tolerances!!
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Old 29-Aug-2011, 11:39 AM   #3
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might need to have a look at the basket aswell
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Old 29-Aug-2011, 11:53 AM   #4
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i'd say that the plate tangs have gone a tad past normal tolerances!!

I should say so, smallest tangs I've seen, new set of friction plates needed I would say


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Clearance between the tangs and the basket should be less than 0.6mm according to the workshop manual ... I think yours might be out of tolerance!

Other tests:
Drive plate thickness should not be less than 2.8mm
Clutch springs greater than 36.5mm in length
Overall clutch stack height for yours should be 38mm, 2mm


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Old 29-Aug-2011, 10:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies - the clutch is obviously badly worn out.
I'll be contacting the seller tomorrow to ask him to put it right.

Front steel 14T sprocket is a bit hooked as well but not the rear, chain seems OK too.
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Old 29-Aug-2011, 11:19 PM   #7
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tbh if it were mine, unless the clutch wasnt working, I wouldnt have even looked at it. So good luck getting a seller to cough up!
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Old 30-Aug-2011, 06:11 AM   #8
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As Bradders said, good luck getting the seller to do anything about it, there was something in MCN last week about private purchase where its down to the buyer to check what he/she is getting before paying for it when buying something privately, if it was a dealer though you should have better luck.
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I would say that bike has been very carefully ridden for the clutch to still be working ok with the plates in that state
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Old 31-Aug-2011, 07:34 AM   #10
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It was from a dealer who will replace the lot with a s/h assembly under warranty. I leave the bike with them, they remove the clutch and send it to Ducati shop for rebuild - 'as its specialist work'.

They said after speaking with a Ducati dealership, the early models used steel pressure plates which will wear the basket down - a design fault later cured by a redesign with aluminium plates.

Does this sound right?
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