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motomikedh 07-14-2006 06:44 AM

Ducati Clutch Removal Question
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

Mototrekker 07-14-2006 06:55 AM

Ducati clutch hub.
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.

motomikedh 07-14-2006 08:07 AM

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.

Jack Daniel 07-14-2006 08:18 AM

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

bajaburro 07-14-2006 08:39 AM

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

motomikedh 07-14-2006 03:24 PM

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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 !!!

2 SPOT 07-14-2006 03:30 PM

wow, big wheelies now??

Nixels 07-22-2008 03:56 PM


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?


chadhargis 07-23-2008 01:05 PM

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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