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Author Topic: 696 Clutch slipper ?  (Read 479 times)
grumpy old skidmark
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« on: November 14, 2023, 03:10:42 PM »

I'm a kiwi living in Oz.
I have a Ducati 696 monster, that i have been modifying over the years, my drama is that when riding hard doing power gear changes  i can induce clutch slippage when i really don't want it.
I also have a kawasaki vulcan 1600 that also did the same ( i know , i don't recommend racing a vulcan) and i fitted a barnett carbon fiber clutch and spring, no more slipping or slipper function, great on a big bike and i love it.

There are not many options when looking at ducati clutch's OEM , bernett, ducabike,
the slipper clutch is great on down changers to slow down , but shit when you down change and nail it to get out of that stupid position you have put your self in, and all you get is screaming engine and no go.
the 696 has a wet clutch,
don't know if the basket is steel or alloy,
don't know if plates are steel or alloy,
just know i need to fix the slipping under power.

happy to go to a lighter alloy basket, more is better or in this case less!
alloy driven plates,
like carbon fiber drive plates,
heaver springs is no problem,
I know that alloy plates like an alloy basket,
do all my own work, fitter by trade.
I haven't dropped the cover off yet, but sure that all inside is stock oridganel
in my sixties but ride the duke like a teenager.

do you have a clutch solution for me?
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2023, 03:26:08 PM »

Well, if it has done more than 15,000-20,000 miles.... it's possibly done. Slips on full throttle at peak torque (~6500revs?) first.
The 'slipper' action is the flip side of self torquing - it tightens when loaded. Difficult to control smoothly.

One common mistake is to NOT mount the outer plate off set. That's important for the intended action. You'll see what I mean when you get in there.

I wanted more control and opted for the simple older wet clutch from a Monster/SS 750. Slightly heavier, but wonderful with a 28mm aftermarket clutch slave.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2023, 03:49:19 PM by stopintime » Logged

237,000 km/sixteen years - loving it
grumpy old skidmark
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2023, 08:53:38 PM »

its done about 60 k klm
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