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well when I got the track bike (916) back from winter prep they mentioned the clutch would probably only last me part of the season. It's just wearing out. Anyway I'd looovvee to have a slipper in there as well as a non-stock slave to ease lever effort. Just not sure I want to spend that cash on my track bike. I may consolidate bikes at the end of the year and just put my 996 street bike on the track with track bodiwork and all. I guess if I do that I can always have a slipper taken out of the 916 and put in the 996. I'd like the Surflex one but it's like $1200.

Yo Motowheels guy got any deals on used Surflex ones or something? :)
 

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I´m not gonna talk you out of one.. Slippers are great for "slow" revving machines like the 916 or 996..

But if i was to spend my money, I´d go for mag-wheels first. If you already have them, then a slipper is a logical step.

Moving the clutch from a 916 to a 996 isn´t a problem either.
You could actually go for a 748R slipper clutch.. It probably costs less, but then it isn´t really as good as surflex either. Just something to think about.
Some of my friends have both STM and JTR slippers and they seem to work okey.
 

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Can't do it...they are an absolute necessity for track day/ racing use! There must be some reason why every new 600 and now the 1000s are coming with OEM slipper clutches!
 

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Thanks guys. :)

Time to get out the old credit card I guess. Damn.
 

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Anything else you need to be talked out of buying? ;)
 

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Well...you don't NEED to get one...you'll just be a lot slower and have the rear-end sliding around like B. Bostom on corner entries (when he was on the Duc in WSB it was quite a sight!).
 

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It sounds like this is on the list for this year:

1. Wheels (mag preferably)
2. Slipper clutch
3. Slave cylinder
4. Maybe Brembo radials and new calipers.

This'll cost between $2K and $3K unless I find some deals on used stuff. What doesn't make sense is I could probably sell my 916 and buy another SBK with all that stuff outfitted and break even. I guess a good way to look at it is all this stuff I can take off and put on my 996.
 

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Or you can buy this 996. I believe the bike have everything you looking for and more.

STM Slipper Clutch
10 Spokes Forged Magnesium
Brembo Brake and Clutch Master Cylinder (both Billet)
AP Monoblock Radial Calipers
Ohlins all Around
Carbon Fiber Bodywork (Painted)
And lots more....
 

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I'd like the Surflex one but it's like $1200.
That's the one I had on my 749, don't buy it, all it does is keep the rear tire from locking up ;) got it at motowheels, make sure you sign-up there is a small discount. I like slipper clutches so much I just got an STM for my Aprilia RSV to replace the lame factory vacuum assist slipper, it goes in Saturday :)
 

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I've been following this tread, also hoping that someone describe all of the evils of slippe clutches. Alas, now it looks like I'm breaking out my CC also. The drilled and lightened one, that is.

 

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The "bargain" is the Motowheels one with Surflex plates for $929.

http://www.e-securedsite.com/motowheels/ITALIAN/myProducts.cfm?parentcategoryid=442%7CDucati%20Clutch%3A&productID=3066&showDetail=1&categoryID=467|Clutch%20Assemblies%20%26%20Parts%2D%20Slipper&vendoridtodisplay=0&filterFor=&collection=168%7CEuropean%20Motorcycle%20Parts
 

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grendels_arm,

By the way, if you decide to go for 10 spokes Marchesini Forged Aluminum, let me know. I have some sets in black.
 

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Sloduck what's your prices? I'd almost prefer the black March mags. Have them and in the flat black? Or did they come in a glossy black at one time as well?


Oh man I'm getting tempted to go with carbon ones. Like $3K or so. Wow.

How do you decide whether to get 5.75 or 6.00 rear wheel? Also BST seems to make a RACE or STREET version. I assume you shouldn't buy the RACE if you ever think about putting it on the street where saly, potholes, etc can maybe hurt the RACE version?
 

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I've read that they wear out much faster then stock. From the Desmotimes manual, which by the way is an excellent resource!

Learning new things about the 998 everytime I open the book. Year, make and mileage may vary.

Every 8xx, 9xx owner should buy one!
 

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grendels_arm said:
BST seems to make a RACE or STREET version. I assume you shouldn't buy the RACE if you ever think about putting it on the street where saly, potholes, etc can maybe hurt the RACE version?
The difference is that the RACE version has a magnesium hub, the STREET has aluminum. The rim is the same. I've got a set on order for my SS. I have 10-spoke Marchesini magnesiums on my ST2, in flat black, very nice.

Tom
 

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Sorry... Won't try to talk you out of a slipper. I just put mine on and although I've only been able to take a couple of puts to the pub so far (Idaho winters suck), it feels GREAT...Throttle off feels like a low compression 4 cylinder and even dropping a couple of gears and dumping the clutch won't make the rear end chatter. Can't wait to wring it out in the twisties!

The install is super easy and it reduced the clutch lever pressure so much that now it has the same pull as a Japanese 600.
 
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