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Hey guys,

Decided to upgrade the slave cylinder to the Ducabike unit. Wow, what a difference! Clutch jutter and low speed vibrations are all gone and shifts are smoother. Highly recommend!
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What did you find wrong with the OEM? Mine is fine no problems at all admittedly since I fitted new levers.
 

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What did you find wrong with the OEM? Mine is fine no problems at all admittedly since I fitted new levers.
The OEM one was okay, but I noticed coming from my Triumph that the Ducati has a pretty common low end shudder/jutter when accelerating from a stop or at low speeds when downshifting.

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The OEM one was okay, but I noticed coming from my Triumph that the Ducati has a pretty common low end shudder/jutter when accelerating from a stop or at low speeds when downshifting.

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Thanks for that, from what you say I remember feeling that but cured it by fitting a 14 tooth front sprocket. Now it’s an all round better bike, pulling 2nd at roundabouts and turns instead of dropping to 1st.
 

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My 2015 has a cable clutch.
No hydraulic cylinder.
I'd like a hydraulic clutch.

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Thanks for that, from what you say I remember feeling that but cured it by fitting a 14 tooth front sprocket. Now it’s an all round better bike, pulling 2nd at roundabouts and turns instead of dropping to 1st.
Yeah I did the 14t front sprocket as well, which brought some improvement on the shudder, and now with the slave cylinder, its almost non existent. Also agree with the 2nd gear vs 1st gear in the roundabouts, its nice not to have to downshift. Another perk is the bike is also quicker off the line, but of course you give up a little on the top end. I dont mind though, I dont do a lot of interstate/highway riding anyway and the times I do aren't too bad if I keep it around 65-70 mph.
 

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Yeah I did the 14t front sprocket as well, which brought some improvement on the shudder, and now with the slave cylinder, its almost non existent. Also agree with the 2nd gear vs 1st gear in the roundabouts, its nice not to have to downshift. Another perk is the bike is also quicker off the line, but of course you give up a little on the top end. I dont mind though, I dont do a lot of interstate/highway riding anyway and the times I do aren't too bad if I keep it around 65-70 mph.
Wow I’m on fire today. That’s at least 3 agreements on different forums. Everyone usually tells me I’m wrong.
 

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How long did it take you to install?
 

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How long did it take you to install?
Since it required a fluid change, bleeding, fluid disposal, etc. I took it to a local Ducati shop and had their technician install it while I waited. It took him about 30 minutes, plus a quick test ride.
 

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Hey guys,

Decided to upgrade the slave cylinder to the Ducabike unit. Wow, what a difference! Clutch jutter and low speed vibrations are all gone and shifts are smoother. Highly recommend! View attachment 40047
Looking very nice! I see you also added the Ducabike sprocket and timing inspection cover. I still miss my cable clutch from the 800. This is my first bike ever with a hydraulic clutch and I still don't realy like it...
 

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Looking very nice! I see you also added the Ducabike sprocket and timing inspection cover. I still miss my cable clutch from the 800. This is my first bike ever with a hydraulic clutch and I still don't realy like it...
Thanks Skippy! Yeah, I am going a little overboard with the Ducabike accessories. LOL. I also swapped out the footpegs for Ducabike ones, because I didnt care for the blocky/chunky Scrambler OEM ones. I like the slimmer profile style. So you prefer the cable clutch? Interesting, I really love the clutch in the 1100, its velvety smooth....especially now. :icon_thumbright:
 
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Thanks Skippy! Yeah, I am going a little overboard with the Ducabike accessories. LOL. I also swapped out the footpegs for Ducabike ones, because I didnt care for the blocky/chunky Scrambler OEM ones. I like the slimmer profile style. So you prefer the cable clutch? Interesting, I really love the clutch in the 1100, its velvety smooth....especially now. :icon_thumbright:
The smoothness is probably the problem, most my bikes had dry big single plate clutches like a car(BMW's :icon_clown: ). I just miss a bit of feel and also find that the clutch engages pretty late.
 

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Skippy have you not fitted adjustable levers? I thought the clutch came in too late so fitted levers and adjusted them with the screw. The clutch is now just how I like it also set on 2 of 6.
 

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Skippy have you not fitted adjustable levers? I thought the clutch came in too late so fitted levers and adjusted them with the screw. The clutch is now just how I like it also set on 2 of 6.
No I'm still running the original levers. Might be a good idea to fit some aftermarket ones but still not sure on the ones I want.
 
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