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What's to support? Its nothing more than bling, if you want more bling do it. It's not like you have balance the improvement vs cost - it adds no performance benefit.

You could also consider some of the cool clear wet clutch covers with blingy springs and pressure plate... you just don't get the tambourine.
 

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If your still under warranty I'd suggest exactly that

Pay em or your going to pay later
 

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What's to support? Its nothing more than bling, if you want more bling do it. It's not like you have balance the improvement vs cost - it adds no performance benefit.

You could also consider some of the cool clear wet clutch covers with blingy springs and pressure plate... you just don't get the tambourine.
Actually a dry clutch does improve performance exactly the same way a lighter flywheel does by reducing inertia drag (flywheel) and parasitic drag (clutch) getting your 7" diameter clutch out from being submerged in 15-40 oil eliminates drag. Yea it's only slight but everything counts when searching for power & yea there cool as hell BUT wet clutches are way better for the masses.
 

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Actually a dry clutch does improve performance exactly the same way a lighter flywheel does by reducing inertia drag (flywheel) and parasitic drag (clutch) getting your 7" diameter clutch out from being submerged in 15-40 oil eliminates drag. Yea it's only slight but everything counts when searching for power & yea there cool as hell BUT wet clutches are way better for the masses.
Honestly? that's a stretch. :rolleyes:
 

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It's a Italian thing
Another one Ducati came up with was desmo valve train by loosing springs it could rev higher without valves kissing pistons......the side effect of doing so reduced friction from heavy springs being compressed by cam lobes, try turning a cam on any 2 cylinder engine by hand with springs & one without Springs BIG difference.

It all adds up in the big picture the same with weight a gram here & ounce there also adds up.

Less weight & drag makes anything quicker & faster the side effect of that is COST

Some buyers purchase Ducati's just because there cool looking and nobody else can afford a Ducati & that's fine but they have no idea what they bought until maintenance pops it's head up.

Real Ducati buyers make there perchase on performance & handling.....to hell with cost
 

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There’s one at Pro Italia already done up!😎

 

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Honestly? that's a stretch. :rolleyes:
Maybe, but what's not a stretch is the fact that most dry clutches are made up almost completely of Aluminium, whereas the std wet clutch has a steel basket, hub and a huge steel primary attached as well. So, the dry clutch is considerably lighter.....
As well as that a dry clutch doesn't contaminate the oil with clutch particles and you can fine tune it's slipper function without having to glue a cover on once done.

Yeah, it's bling, but it's more than bling....
 

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It's a Italian thing
Another one Ducati came up with was desmo valve train by loosing springs it could rev higher without valves kissing pistons......the side effect of doing so reduced friction from heavy springs being compressed by cam lobes, try turning a cam on any 2 cylinder engine by hand with springs & one without Springs BIG difference.

It all adds up in the big picture the same with weight a gram here & ounce there also adds up.

Less weight & drag makes anything quicker & faster the side effect of that is COST

Some buyers purchase Ducati's just because there cool looking and nobody else can afford a Ducati & that's fine but they have no idea what they bought until maintenance pops it's head up.

Real Ducati buyers make there perchase on performance & handling.....to hell with cost
The biggest benefit to Desmodromic valve actuation is the cam timing they can use with the system, because there's no springs, well, no valve springs, the hair springs that keep the valve closed for easy start up doesn't count, they can have the valve go from fully closed to fully open much faster than one coping with the resistance and spring pressure of a regular system, that means the cylinder can have much more intake charge because the valve is open for longer, same with the exhaust valve, which can be open longer to compliment the intake. It's a massive advantage over valve spring type heads and a big part of their success.
 

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If I could figure out how to post a link from Utube I'd do it so you guys are going to do it if interested in a valve spring video.

Go to Utube & search for valve spring test on a 'spintron' your going to shit bricks when you actually see what valve springs do around 8000rpm let alone what happens around 18000 rpm......It's insane

When I raced boats I replaced all my valve springs every 3 hours of race time just for cheap insurance before one inevitably broke causing titanium valve digestion
 
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