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    Well I thought it was interesting. My 1100 Hyper is up for its 36K service. If I was a real man I would do it myself, but I have some important stuff going on.

    Anyway, the clutch noise has been horrific for the last 6 years. People look at me and shake their heads. When I'm stopped behind drivers at the lights they move away from me. Added to this annoyance it the fact that I can't hold the clutch in for more than a minute or it starts to creep forward, eventually taking off by itself without my agreement. When I let the clutch out I can feel some resistance and figured the master cylinder was on the way out. Confusing that the fluid never needed topping up but I was going to buy kit, just never got around to it.

    Today, I rang Justin a Pro Twin today to book it in for a service and described the clutch symptoms and he was right onto it. Something about the throw-out bearing binding and the clutch shaft spinning. Got me thinking that I was on the wrong track so on the way home tonight I held the clutch in while in neutral ... no weirdness.

    Ya lean something every day! Now I have to sell a kidney.
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    How much for the kidney...was stuck for something for dinner tonight....
    Smoke me a kipper...I'll be home in time for breakfast

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    • #3
      Just Ducati things.
      Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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      • #4
        The throw-out bearing was probably made in Japan.
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        • #5
          So the full service, with new clutch and Diablo Rosso Corsa tires was only $2400. That's 25 percent of the value of the bike. Suck on that Japper-riding losers!

          [oops edited over to of]
          Last edited by agrid; 11-04-2018, 10:00 AM.
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          • #6
            Seems quite reasonable for a Ducati 1,000km run-in check.
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            • #7
              That's 10 services on a Jap bike.
              Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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              • #8
                Every so often I get tempted by something "Moto Italiano" - it's part of my heritage. Thanks for curing me of that tendency for another year though... my old man was a practical man as well as being italian. I'll stick with the practical option for another year.

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                • #9
                  Well except the Bimota Mantra, the Ducati Multistrada, and Morbidelli V8 Mk1 which had a face only a mother could love, the Italians do make some very pretty bikes.

                  Race track success only boosts the appeal. I've had 3 Italian bikes, shit, still have one and will continue to rag on Italian bike ownership until I draw my last breath.
                  Trying to think of a wise and sincere signature quote, but the only words that leap to mind are, "TITTY SPRINKLES"

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                  • #10
                    It pretty funny riding Italian and driving German. Their fundamental attitudes are worlds apart. Probably why the Austrians make nice bikes. Taking the best of both worlds.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by agrid View Post
                      [oops edited over to of]
                      I think you were correct the 1st time
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                      Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
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                      • #12
                        $2400 for "soul" not too bad..

                        Remember that Satan is holding the ticket for that 'soul' one day he's gonna call it in....
                        " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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                        • #13
                          I have to say it is pretty quiet and smooth now. Back to its old self. The performance degradation was slow so I hadn't noticed how shit it was to ride.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by agrid View Post
                            So the full service, with new clutch and Diablo Rosso Corsa tires was only $2400. That's 25 percent of the value of the bike. Suck on that Japper-riding losers!
                            Here I was thinking that my old wog tractor was probably looking expensive to service with its 5000kms interval, you're only $600 short on the 140 000kms engine rebuild I had a few years ago.
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                            • #15
                              No thought of just replacing the pushrod and pressure plate? Would have been a very cheap fix and you'd hardly have time to scoff a beer while you did it.

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