Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, MAGA
Ducati Dry Clutch / Clutch Lever Issue
I have a 98í Ducati ST2, and I just replaced the entire clutch assembly, pressure plate, springs, etc. I have replaced it before with no problem, but Iím running into an issue I canít seem to find the solution to:
I pulled everything out, followed my Ducati mechanical manual very carefully, and re-installed my new clutch kit (HDESA + Barnett). Obviously my clutch lever is loose when the push rod is out. However, when I put the push rod back through the middle, tightened down the springs to required spec, the clutch lever feels like itís not actually engaging with the push rod. I thought that maybe I had to bleed my clutch cable, but fluid was good, and no air was in the cable.
I copied everything verbatim when pulling out old clutch parts and reinstalling new parts. Followed my manual, but wondering if there is something apparent that Iím missing here.
Any diagnosis I should consider? Push rod looks great, itís nice and straight, o-rings are new, Iím at a loss.