Ducati Clutch Removal Question

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by motomikedh, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. motomikedh

    motomikedh Been here awhile

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    I'm replacing my stock ragged out clutch with a new Barnett setup. I need help with techniques to get the inner hub nut off!!! That nut is on there for eternity I swear. The book says it should be installed with 105 ft lbs. of torque, but I think it's on there with super glue. I've tried everything. Any ideas??:lift
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  2. Mototrekker

    Mototrekker Adventurer

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    The only easy way to get that nut off is to use a good 1\2" drive impact wrench. Hold the hub lightly with a rag protecting your hand and- BLASTO -the nut pops off.
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  3. motomikedh

    motomikedh Been here awhile

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    Tried that. Maybe my impact wrench isn't strong enough. I also tried putting it in gear, stomping the rear brake and using a long torque wrench to try and budge it, didn't work. It's a hell of a thing.
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  4. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel See Ya At The Swamp

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    The member you need to contact is cemoto. He's the Ducati expert :nod
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  5. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    how about a small butane torch to heat the nut first.Could have red lock tite on it.
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  6. motomikedh

    motomikedh Been here awhile

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    Thanks guys. I finally got that 32mm nut off. It took a pissed off air gun and some ambition. Here are some pics of a clutch at 26,000 miles. I just installed a new Barnett basket and clutch pack, it sure is sweet now !!!

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  7. 2 SPOT

    2 SPOT wannabe

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    wow, big wheelies now??
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  8. Nixels

    Nixels Face fears - live life

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    motomikedh:

    How's that clutch holding up after two years and a week of use? I'm about to get a new clutch for my '94 e900 Elefant - do you think it was worth the extra cash?

    Thanks!
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  9. chadhargis

    chadhargis Too tall for sportbikes

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    You won't have any issues with the Barnett clutch basket. It has little "tabs" where the plates engage the basket to prevent the dimpling you see on your old one.

    Good clutches!
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