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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 13th, 2013, 11:26 am Thread Starter
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1198sp 1st gear grinding.

I have 1198SP with 2k miles. When I start off in 1st gear and give it a good handful of gas (not enough to pop a wheely, but more than normal) it sounds and feels like the 1st gear is grinding. It also shudders a bit when this happens making for a slow start off the line. Any ideas as what this is and how to fix it? Also I should add the bike comes with a Ducati slipper clutch installed

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 2013, 6:38 pm
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Sounds like it could be a clutch issue, and not a gear issue. I had the same thing happen on my 1098, where it would sound like a grinding wookee, and fixed it doing the following trick...


It worked as advertised and I haven't had any issues with taking off on my bike in any gear since. Brilliant.

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