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Ducati 1198sp EVR Clutch Basket & Plates Removal and Installation

30 Dec

I couldn’t find any video showing how to install a new clutch basket and plates on the Ducati 1198 with the slipper clutch so I decided to make one. While I was at it, I also showed removal. This isn’t a complete clutch replacement, just the clutch basket (aka clutch housing) and the new plate.

I replaced the stock Ducati slipper clutch basket (housing – Ducati part # 198.Z.001.1A) and plates with the EVR 48 tooth set (basket and sintered plates – part # CDU-220ks) ordered from Motowheels.com for a 2011 Ducati 1198sp. There are a few differences between the slipper clutch and the regular dry clutch – like the ball bearings and no marks for lining up the pressure plate – but not much.

I now do my work on the Harbor Freight motorcycle lift. There are issues using this for Ducatis and probably other bikes with larger front rotors. The problem is outlined in this post and this video.

BTW, I added part numbers to this video. I hope that helps. Comment your thoughts on that or anything else about this vid.

Shiny side up!

Harbor Freight Lift – Ducati Issue

11 Jul

Wheel vice hits brake rotor

I finally got a motorcycle lift. After much research I settled on the Harbor Freight lift for the same reason it’s become the favorite lift – value. It’s exactly the same as the Black Widow available from Discountramps.com, but for the price. And it’s less than half the price of anything else. If I had a shop and I was putting bikes up every day I would spring for one of the “shop” versions as they are more stable and have better lift mechanisms, but I really don’t need that.

The Harbor Freight can be got for $400 with a coupon, and the coupons are everywhere. If you search a little harder you’ll find a better coupon so you can get it for $300, which is what I did. The Black Widow costs $480, plus you’ll probably need to have it shipped. Harbor Freight stores are nearly everywhere. (I should add that the Black Widow has a different vice/chock, but I can’t tell from the photos if it solves the problem with the Harbor Freight clearance for the brake rotors.)

Anyhow, watch the video and you’ll see the problem in more detail. My 330mm rotors are big enough that they get in the way of the vice if I push the bike all the way up to the stop plate. If I don’t push it all the way up so the vice only holds some of the front of the wheel, it is unstable.

So, I’m going to remove the vice and use my Baxley wheel chock. It holds the front end better, is more stable, and it doesn’t damage my rotors – an expensive repair!