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Hello everyone,

My name is Jason and just joined a few days ago. I usually visit the Ducati spot forum but decided time to explore other forums. I currently own a 2008 848 that I am slowly converting to a full track only bike. The only mods I have so far are: full termi exhaust with race ECU, Acculign rear sets, CF rear hugger, Pazzo levers and race fairings. I have an adjustable height link that I have yet to install and have a new rear spring and slipper dry clutch conversion that are on order and still waiting to arrive.

I havent done many trackdays with the Ducati and when I do Im usually in group c. If you ever see a Audi A4 pulling a single bike trailer, then its most likely me. Hope to meet some of you at the track. BTW im planning on doing the dry clutch conversion myself so you may see a thread with me asking for help soon. Well I look forward to participating in this forum and learning from the experts.

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welcome. glad to have you here. good luck on the conversion!

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Thanks for the welcome....the install will definitely be a challenge but a good learning experience.

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aye man welcome. im new here as well but im lookin forward on meeting yah just like everybody else. mybe after your done with the conversion you can give me some tips on how to do mine.:grin: whats your status on the conversion anyway?

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Welcome Jason!

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Welcome to the club! I will be watching the conversion with interest, although I seem to be the only person who likes the 848 because of it's wet clutch. I understand the benefits of a slipper clutch on the track, but do they not make slipper clutches that are wet?

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748 n8 wrote:
Welcome to the club! I will be watching the conversion with interest, although I seem to be the only person who likes the 848 because of it's wet clutch. I understand the benefits of a slipper clutch on the track, but do they not make slipper clutches that are wet?


can somebody define these?'
pros vs. cons

"dry clutch"
"slipper clutch" and "wet clutch" are these different?


thanks in advance for enlightening me :grin:

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well for the 848, if you get the dry clutch it has a slipper in the package and with the stock clutch that we have now you have to purchase the slipper, 2 different entities. Ducati Performance has both options for the 848. Though if you go dry....i hope your left hand is ready!!! :angry:

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Flash848 wrote:
well for the 848, if you get the dry clutch it has a slipper in the package and with the stock clutch that we have now you have to purchase the slipper, 2 different entities. Ducati Performance has both options for the 848. Though if you go dry....i hope your left hand is ready!!! :angry:


hmm :blank: so wait what do i have? i think i have the wet clutch right? and what's your's flash. did you have the dry one?

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no all 848's have wet clutches, what I was informing you of, was upgrades. Our wet cl doesn't have a slipper stock

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I see... That's what I thought... Now I see some guys here prefer dry clutch..why is that? What's their purpose and difference
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I see... That's what I thought... Now I see some guys here prefer dry clutch..why is that? What's their purpose and difference
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It makes a ton of racket like it is about to blow up.
It is kewl like that.
the new ones sound like a tambourine.
When they are like on my Supersport they are liked a cat being dragged across a chalkboard.

Music to ducatist"ears" the world 'round.

In theory, it is less hp loss since the clutch isn't swirling in the oil sump and causing drag on the engine as it is outside the case.

as a result it is easier to service, or adjust, which is nice.
Some say it is a more predictable feel, but I am not so sure about that. I have quite a few wet clutch bikes and have had quite a fewl dry clutch bikes, and I gotta say, none of them slip, and the wet ones usually have smoother uptake.

That said,

The dry clutch is practically as essential to a ducati being a "ducati as Ducati being made in Italy.

Though not in reality, a wet clutch is only a few steps from a Ducati being made in Japan.
Sorry if it hurts.

Ducati should know better.
It would be almost as ridiculous as Ducati leaving the traditional steel trellis frame.

Oh, wait.

They are leaving the steel trellis frame ...
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Wow thanks for the breakdown..... :glad: guys..

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Yeah I am thinking of converting to the dry, just don't want the hand workout, but the sound is just sick, and the exhaust note.....ducatista all the way!!! :egrin:

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It'd be interesting to hear how you convert your bike from wet to dry...

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