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Hi all,

Just a quick question. Had picked up the ICON last week with 80 clicks on the odo. The bike was not dropping into neutral at standstill. Would drop when the bike was in motion or after switching off. Today morning after riding for 40 kms, the clutch started sticking a bit and the bike would rev up with any motion, would need the gear to be slotted again. Took the bike to the ducati workshop and the verdict was clutch burnout due to riding with a heavy hand/ feet on the brakes. So following are the questions:

A) I don't ride the clutch for sure, but i keep a forefinger in the brakes ( front) while riding. Are the brakes so sensitive that one needs to keep the lever absolutely touch free while riding. Would that be the only cause for the clutch to burn after 40 kms
B) The clutch settings were on the tighter side, could that be an issue?

Will appreciate any feedback. And have been riding a Honda CBR 400RR and Harley Sportster for the last 8 years
 

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I'd say the bloke is talking utter drivel. You say it had 80 miles on when you got it. That's not "delivery" mileage. Is it an ex demonstrator?
Imagine how much brake force you'd have to apply before the clutch would slip. It's nonsense. You'd have the front tyre locked smoking up the road!!
If the clutch was adjusted tight it could have been slipping during that 80 miles and is just plain burnt out due to previous error.
Or maybe someone took it for clutch up wheelie practice.....
You have 8 years riding experience. Presumably you haven't burnt out a clutch before. I had a CBR400RR once. It was great. I rode a harley once. It was a tractor.
 

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nope never burnt a clutch is any of my bikes. Nope it's not a demonstrator, fresh off the block
 

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100% agree with Mr Stavely. 80 km is not delivery miles, my bike had 6 miles on the clock when I took delivery.
There is no way on earth that you could burn out the clutch by using the brakes and to wear it out in only 40km you'd need to be very heavy with it indeed. If there was no free play in the cable then it could have been maladjusted on delivery causing it to lip and hence the premature wear.
The fact that you could engage neutral when the bike was at a stand still tells me that the clutch wasn't fully disengaging either.
I'd say your bike had a clutch problem from the very start and should be fully covered under the warrant. What happened to it in the 80 km before you bought it?
You should go back to the dealer and make a stink.
 
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I'd say the bloke is talking utter drivel. You say it had 80 miles on when you got it. That's not "delivery" mileage. Is it an ex demonstrator?
Imagine how much brake force you'd have to apply before the clutch would slip. It's nonsense. You'd have the front tyre locked smoking up the road!!
If the clutch was adjusted tight it could have been slipping during that 80 miles and is just plain burnt out due to previous error.
Or maybe someone took it for clutch up wheelie practice.....
You have 8 years riding experience. Presumably you haven't burnt out a clutch before. I had a CBR400RR once. It was great. I rode a harley once. It was a tractor.
Was it a john Deere
 

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Made a stink and now the Asia pax service head is coming to see the bike. 80 kms before the delivery is primarily because of the registration office. In Bombay there is a bit of red tape for big capacity ( and foreign) bikes hence a little run around.
 

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Hello
Just a quick question. Had picked up the ICON last week with 80 clicks on the odo. The bike was not dropping into neutral at standstill.
Your clutch setup was not right, not fully disengaging the disks when you pull on the lever.
It means that the disks were always touching themselves have been worn much more faster than usual.

You must refuse to pay for this, your bike wasn't in order when it has been delivered.
 

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Made a stink and now the Asia pax service head is coming to see the bike. 80 kms before the delivery is primarily because of the registration office. In Bombay there is a bit of red tape for big capacity ( and foreign) bikes hence a little run around.
Ok this is good. Do you get to see him? Explain your riding experience of 8 years and also of V twins. Also make sure he knows about the high "delivery" mileage. Someone else did 80 kms and the damage was done before you collected.
 

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Whatever it is Davino, :rolleyes: I'm sure it wasn't your bad riding technique :) badly adjusted or faulty clutch like others mention IMHO,
 

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Well escalated the issue and now getting a replacement under warranty. Though no light has been thrown on possible reasons for the failure. Furthermore the delay is excruciating, now running into the third week for the parts. Hitting one month of owning the bike and near 3 weeks the bike is at the service center.
 

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That's not very good having to wait that long for the parts, they are the same ones as the Monster so there shouldn't be a problem,
Perhaps your dealer is not pushing hard enough,
 

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Further update, clutch replaced under warranty, But the local service center have not been able to assemble the clutch properly. First and Second shift extremely stiff and now Eugene their A-Pac service head coming down to look into it. Bike has been in the workshop for 6 out of the 8 weeks since I bought it.:angryfire::angryfire:
 

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just dropped my icon at the Mumbai workshop for the same issue. Hard acceleration from second gear onwards shows significant slippage of the clutch. The workshop guys agreed and hopefully me and another friend get our clutch replaced under warranty. Need to understand why within 5000 kms the clutches are slipping. Have put upwards of 25,000 kms on my ninja 650, an MT-01 and several other bikes on the track and on tours, but never had to replace the clutch so quickly.
 
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