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So I just noticed that between all the unsupported fins on the cylinder heads there are gray, round rubber bumpers wedged in there. My assumption is that they're supposed to be there and my dealer didn't forget to pull them out during prep...... ?
 

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Leave 'em, they are there to damp the vibs for noise and cracking. I first noticed them on Honda 90's mid '60s
 

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They are for the noise, helps dampen the "mechanical" noise, but are bad for engine cooling,
I removed ALL mine, with NO fin cracking, if there were, it would be a MAJOR DESIGN FLAW! :eek: on Ducati's part, Its mainly for the noise compliant crap. Aloha Alex
 

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They are for the noise, helps dampen the "mechanical" noise, but are bad for engine cooling,
I removed ALL mine, with NO fin cracking, if there were, it would be a MAJOR DESIGN FLAW! :eek: on Ducati's part, Its mainly for the noise compliant crap. Aloha Alex
i agree, noise only. can anyone hear anything at all after a termi exhaust or similar?? I certainly cannot
 

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i agree, noise only. can anyone hear anything at all after a termi exhaust or similar?? I certainly cannot
Think of the weight savings:think:
 

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I've noticed several of mine falling out recently. Not sure if its a coincicdence or not, but I stated getting a bad vibration at around 5k rpm at about the same time as they started falling out.
That just means the she's "breaking in" get ready to go FASTER!!:D Aloha Alex
 

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Got the same on the Sportclassics. Most will fall out eventually.
 

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All in or all out would be my guess,and I mean guess
 

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For what its worth...theres 80 of them and they weigh 120 grams, so remove them and you don't need that magnesium clutch casing as thats only 120 lighter than original :rolleyes:


well I removed mine and the fly impacts have got a little bigger on my visor :D
 

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And I thought he black rubber-looking things were more like an emergency checkers set.
....You never know when you are in the mood to play a game, right?

(I will try to sample one when I return to the garage, just to make sure they are not also emergency food pellets)
 
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