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Old 05-30-2016, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
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Slipper Clutch Question!

So I hear everyone raving about slipper clutches, so inevitably I'll get one haha.

I was wondering what all I need.

I know I need the Magnesium Clutch Cover first off.
Then I know there's the Yoyodyne or Ducabike slipper clutch.
I can change the pressure plates for personal preference right? Appearance
And then lastly the clear clutch cover.

Is that everything I'm going to need?

Also, is this something that I can do myself? IS it very difficult?

Thanks!

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- Guy who is spending way too much money on stuff I don't need because I see you guys do it on the forums and it looks cool
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:06 AM
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I feel your pain - all these jerks just made me buy the 1199 clutch case and the clear cover. Your list looks complete to me based on the all the reading I've been doing.

As for clutches, the ones I've seen being used are STM, EVR, Yoyo, and Ducabike - so a few more options than what you listed.

I personally don't need a slipper so I'll be putting the clear cover on and putting the red spring caps on and saving myself $1000 on not replacing the clutch. At least I think that's what I'll be able to do, once I have them drilled out to fit.
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So I hear everyone raving about slipper clutches, so inevitably I'll get one haha.

I was wondering what all I need.

I know I need the Magnesium Clutch Cover first off.
Then I know there's the Yoyodyne or Ducabike slipper clutch.
I can change the pressure plates for personal preference right? Appearance
And then lastly the clear clutch cover.

Is that everything I'm going to need?

Also, is this something that I can do myself? IS it very difficult?

Thanks!

Sincerely,

- Guy who is spending way too much money on stuff I don't need because I see you guys do it on the forums and it looks cool
The slipper clutch is an extremely effective way of reducing the wheel hop associated with downshifting - particularly when approaching a turn.

EBC will try and mitigate some of the transition, however I prefer to feel the engine braking effect while not having the rear wheel instability associated with the back torque, so I leave my setting at off.

So, it is a fairly expensive upgrade with minimal gains if you are only doing it for aesthetics. A purely performance upgrade would not necessarily require the two piece case, but having the capability of removing just the smaller cover makes maintenance and adjustment far easier and once you are at $1500+ in, the extra to do a clear or Woodcraft cover is minimal.

Many have performed this mod themselves, so I would look to them to chime in, however if you are going to install your exhaust, I would do the entire thing at once because you will have to remove them to get the aluminum case replaced. In fact, you could replace the case at the same time as the exhaust and wait to replace the clutch and cover until a later date... you would still benefit by reducing the weight of the case by swapping to magnesium and it would give you a chance to research which slipper you want.

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Old 05-30-2016, 04:50 AM
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If you're only looking for the benefits of a slipper clutch, you'll just need the actual slipper clutch. The rest aren't strictly required:
Magnesium clutch cover: The biggest benefit with this mod is that it has a detachable cover, which allows easier access to the clutch inside. There is also a very minor weight saving (I measured a 0.36kg/0.79lbs saving). On the aesthetic side, it looks good as a magnesium piece and allows installation of the clear Ducabike cover.

Pressure plates: No need to change these at all. If you're looking for a bit of color to show through the clear Ducabike cover, you'll get it from the slipper clutch. Most come adorned with colors and detail.
A slipper clutch is just one of those things (like a quickshifter) that, if you haven't used it much before, you don't really need it; but once you have been spoiled with the convenience it provides, it is hard to go back to not having it. I think it is telling that the two biggest changes Ducati introduced to the 959 (aside from the capacity) are grippier pegs and a slipper clutch. Speaks volumes.
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Ya everyone says the slipper is way smoother. This is my daily driver, I don't track, so this will probably be last on my list. Mainly for aesthetics, cuz it looks bad ass!

To me the Ducabike slipper looks awesome, just haven't seen any reviews or comments about it, only the Yoyodyne.

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The ducabike is the most blingy of them all and all of them work well.
I'm getting a Ducabike one installed with the mag cover and clear cover next week , I will let you know how it's all goes and put a couple of pics when done.
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The ducabike is the most blingy of them all and all of them work well.
I'm getting a Ducabike one installed with the mag cover and clear cover next week , I will let you know how it's all goes and put a couple of pics when done.
Thanks, that's the set up I planned on going with.
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I just finished my install. It wasn't bad, took me about 6 hours. Below are some lessons learned and some pointers.

Just remove your exhaust. Yes, you can push it out of the way once the hangers are unbolted and springs removed, but it's still a PITA. It's easier just to remove it. You'll thank yourself when it comes time to neatly squish the new gasket material.

Ducabike's instructions are not perfectly translated. They forget to mention that you want to use the included grease on the ball bearings. The English instructions are missing the fact that you want to use all 6 internal and 6 external springs for street configuration.

Yes, you will have one extra aluminum friction plate when you're done.

The picture for the lock washer doesn't match what comes on the bike. It looks more like a big thick fender washer.

I was able to push all the wiring out of the way around the top of the case cover. It wasn't tough to get the new one underneath without smearing gasket material everywhere. YMMV.

I used Permatex Anaerobic gasket maker instead of the silicone they used at the factory. I also used the surface prep and activator for a quick cure. The advantage of the anaerobic stuff is that excess material washes away rather than clogs things up. One tube was enough for the whole case cover. No leaks.
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Nice. Idunno if I should attempt this haha 6 hours seems like a lot of work

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What tool is everyone using for swapping out the basket? I got a $20 vise grip style job off eBay, but I feel like holding the basket by just two teeth and tightening to the 190nm is going to cause damage to the new basket. Any feedback on this?
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