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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 9:41 am Thread Starter
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Open clutch cover

Hey guys, im a new rider for a Ducati bikes. I have a '03 Ducati 749. I wanted to put on a new clutch cover so it would look like 1098 has. My question is: For my model can i get something like that, or is imposible because i have oil? Thanks for all help, if anyone has picture please post them.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 10:47 am
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Pretty sure your 749 has a dry clutch, so open 'er up!

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That rattling you hear when you start her up, that would be your dry clutch. So putting an open cover on it is no issue. I run one in the summer and a closed one in the winter. Before you start pulling bolts get LT Snyders manual and read up on your bike so you don't pull the wrong thing. Not all those bolts that circle the cover actualy hold the cover on only some of them. The others are casing bolts that pass through oversized holes in the clutch cover.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 2:35 pm
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theres a diy thread here that you can use if you are mechanically inclined.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 3:10 pm
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Simple. ALL dry clutch parts ( yours is) are completely interchangeable between ALL Ducatis.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 22nd, 2009, 9:54 pm
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Just be aware that your clutch can pick up rocks and dirt from the road, not to mention water if you ride in the wet. I use an open cover at the track but not on the street.
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