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Okay Okay, I know, rookie shit. Just bear with me.

My babied 999S is approaching 20K miles and it's been time to swap the clutch pack.

I opted for the EVR 48T set (clutch plates and basket) as it seemed like a worthy upgrade from the stock setup.

Upon acquiring the bike from its original owner a few years ago I swapped the pressure plate and cover and put in new springs but had left the rest alone as it was still working fine. And since I had never fully serviced the clutch myself and previously handed off the task to the shop on my sport classic (wet clutch), I felt like this time would be the opportunity to get my hands a little dirtier and learn to perform the task myself like a proper ducatisti, (following steps from the manual).

Aside from removing the hub nut for the first time in the bike's life... (hard task even with an air gun!!), it felt like a super easy, straight forward install, but something was off and catching. First step was to remove the cover and try without it, to ensure it wasn't a clearance issue. It seemed to solve the problem at idle but there was still not enough of the center hub sticking out to properly catch the pressure plate, so I removed one friction plate, and that did the trick. With the clutch exposed, the bike ran fine.

I put the cover back on and annoyingly, despite clearing the springs etc, something was still catching.. I have an after market woodcraft cover (with the puck), which never gave me issues before. So it puzzled me.

Finally, I decided to forgo the rubber seal that sits between the engine case the and clutch cover, and that did the trick.

That freakin thing had me take the clutch apart and put it back together a dozen times.. it drove me nuts.

Moral of the story, Motowheels should indicate that the EVR clutch basket will not work with the rubber seal in place and that it should be tossed. would have saved me a lot of trouble.

So if anyone else is planning the same job, just keep that in mind.

I'm sure 99% of you guys knew that already but as I had done some research here before doing it and didn't find any mention of the rubber seal getting in the way, thought I would post it.
 
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update:

After speaking to the motowheels parts specialist about this, he told me that the plate pack was designed perfectly for the bike and should be used with all its plates. He asked if I had the stock slave cylinder, which I do, and recommended I upgraded that now and see if that corrects the issue.

I've been wanting to do that anyway so I ordered the part and will report once installed.

Also, re. the rubber gasket: he said that was there for emissions regulations and clearly not needed. In case anyone wondered..
 

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further update:

New Clutch slave installed. Full stack still won't fit and had to remove one sintered plate. I suspect that, despite the claim that the EVR clutch pack "works" with the stock hub, the full stack fits on an EVR hub.

Anyway, took the bike for as spirited ride up the crest yesterday, it runs perfectly with one less plate so I decided I wasn't going to worry about it, and will change the hub next time I swap the plates.

Case closed.
 

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further update:

New Clutch slave installed. Full stack still won't fit and had to remove one sintered plate. I suspect that, despite the claim that the EVR clutch pack "works" with the stock hub, the full stack fits on an EVR hub.

Anyway, took the bike for as spirited ride up the crest yesterday, it runs perfectly with one less plate so I decided I wasn't going to worry about it, and will change the hub next time I swap the plates.

Case closed.
I have been looking at your 99s for sale at a local shop. I am very interested in this bike and would like to speak with you before I pull the trigger. What is the best way to contact you?
 
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