Originally Posted by Big_John
The bearing grease trick worked for me.
I just purchased a 2004 950 "S" with 30,000 miles on her. I decided to dive in to the bike yesterday to begin an over all check of the bike and do some work. (She is torn down, with all the plastics removed.)
I am glad I have an Oberon slave and spacer ready to go, because when I unscrewed the two bolts and pulled it off.....there was light mineral oil leaking out. (In the 1,000 miles I have ridden the bike in the first week of ownership, the clutch was crap.)
Anyway, I pulled out the jet to check and clean it.......yet, no cleaning required. It was a blank. Now I need to decide if I go with the .03 or .05. I will run down to Apex today and hope they have one in stock.
I went ahead and ordered a 50 jet and it is on its way.
In the mean time, I reinstalled the 'blank'.......along with a new Oberon Clutch Slave and some of the hot new oil....Royal 10w40 (JASO and Ducati approved http://www.royalmfg.com/pds/MonarchSuperSyn_pds.pdf
)...and the bike is purring like a kitten.
I started her up this morning in 34 degree weather and NO CLUTCH CHATTER!!!! Amazing!!!!! I attribute this, 100% to the oil