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Ok so i recently got a ducati 748s. I have never owned a ducati before so im totally oblivious to some of these things... So my issue is, if I open the throttle like 1/8, the engine cuts out..not like completely dies, just makes a pop, drops in rpm, then comes back up. but if i give it more gas than that it runs fine. i only have an issue with it when im taking off from a stop, or when I'm cruising with very little throttle. it almost sounds like an intake backfire on a carbureted engine.. any ideas?

And also...the ducatis make the loud clanking noise when its in neutral becaaaaause.....why? It just seems a bit odd to me.. sounds like a midget with a hammer is inside my engine. Thanks for the help!!
 

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That clang you're hearing is the pressure plate from your clutch. There is a little rotational play between it and the clutch basket. Having an open clutch cover makes it even louder :D That and the clutch plates screeching when it's disengaged definitely makes people look.
 

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Ok so i recently got a ducati 748s. I have never owned a ducati before so im totally oblivious to some of these things... So my issue is, if I open the throttle like 1/8, the engine cuts out..not like completely dies, just makes a pop, drops in rpm, then comes back up. but if i give it more gas than that it runs fine. i only have an issue with it when im taking off from a stop, or when I'm cruising with very little throttle. it almost sounds like an intake backfire on a carbureted engine.. any ideas?
Sounds like you need to set the TPS and syc the TB’s. also check fuel mixture.
 

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And also...the ducatis make the loud clanking noise when its in neutral becaaaaause.....why? It just seems a bit odd to me.. sounds like a midget with a hammer is inside my engine. Thanks for the help!!

it s called Ducati Music

Ducati Clutches

The Ducati dry clutch on most models use steel plates, hub and basket. It’s noisy and it’s heavy, compared to aftermarket units, but it’s pretty durable and the friction material lasts at least as long as aftermarket plates. The reason that they’re noisy is that each time you shift, the edges of the plates hammer the fingers of the basket, causing each to deform, causing the gap between them to get larger, causing higher impact forces, and causing more rattling noise when the clutch is disengaged. So they get louder and louder until the plates and basket are replaced.

You’ll need to replace the plates when the thickness of the friction material gets too thin to prevent slipping. You’ll notice a little slippage first when starting-off in first gear, but when it starts to slip in top gear it’s time for a new clutch pack. Depending on the mileage and the depth of notching, you will probably will want to replace the basket at the same time. A notched basket will be louder, but I’m not convinced that it makes it any more difficult to for the plates to separate when disengaging the clutch. But replacing just the plate stack, which then has to engage the basket notch pattern worn-in by the previous plates, will possibly affect your ability to shift smoothly.

The price of the Ducati original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts varies from dealer to dealer, so shop around. In the US the cost of a clutch pack is around $180, a basket is about $140.

The 999 comes with an aluminum basket that works on the older bikes. It retails for $324, about $75 less than an alloy af
 
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