Thursday, 4 February 2010

Ducati 916 bp dry clutch basket rattle clatter

The Ducati has always sounded noisy from the clutch area, now there is a small scrape noise when letting the clutch lever out. There are advantages of having a dry clutch fitted in that I could take off the cover very easily. I could see that the clutch basket is slightly worn. Where the plates are hitting the clutch basket, they have worn the sides. Instead of straight they are now curved. I have read some posts where 30,000 miles for clutch plate wear is the maximum. So at the same time I will replace the plates. From the video you should be able to hear the clutch rattle and see some play in the clutch basket area. The bike is still driving as it only occurs at various times.
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