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Offline NiborMuttley   gb

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Hydraulic vs cable clutch
on: February 21, 2020, 03:03:25 pm
February 21, 2020, 03:03:25 pm
I understand that the 950 suffers from some false neutral issues, and that several gents on this forum have suggested adjusting the cable and gearshifter position helps, as does a few thousand miles to bed it in.

So my question is, with the hydraulic clutch version, has the false neutral problem been improved? Or since we cant wind out the barrel adjuster,  are we worse off than before? Does it still get better with age?

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #1 on: February 21, 2020, 04:20:48 pm
    February 21, 2020, 04:20:48 pm
    The hydraulic clutch is fine as long as it's bled properly..
    I was told by the salesman that geat changes (950S) did required a firm foot, probably getting better with miles..
    I do still get the occasional missed gears if I'm a bit lax with the gearchange..

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #2 on: February 21, 2020, 05:12:42 pm
    February 21, 2020, 05:12:42 pm
    There is an interesting clip from Mcrider on You Tube for smoother gear changes....check it out...

    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #3 on: February 21, 2020, 05:34:51 pm
    February 21, 2020, 05:34:51 pm
    The 950S hydraulic clutch (and the gearbox) is loads better than the cable one on the original 950 (I've had both).

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #4 on: February 21, 2020, 09:52:12 pm
    February 21, 2020, 09:52:12 pm
    Its not just the hydraulic conversion - the clutch is different 950 vs 950S - it has less plates.

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #5 on: February 21, 2020, 11:07:03 pm
    February 21, 2020, 11:07:03 pm
    So does it still need warming up for 5 min before setting off to prevent the "Ducati launch control" or has that also been fixed by the hydraulic clutch and less plates as well?

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #6 on: February 21, 2020, 11:28:35 pm
    February 21, 2020, 11:28:35 pm
    No need to warm up now either (from a clutch perspective).

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 10:04:57 am
    February 22, 2020, 10:04:57 am
    Fantastic! :821:

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #8 on: March 05, 2020, 04:21:17 am
    March 05, 2020, 04:21:17 am
    I also note that on the parts catalog, the DQS is only available for 2019 and after models, as I was considering installing the DQS on my 2017.  This Confirms the clutch change mentioned above.

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    Re: Hydraulic vs cable clutch
    Reply #9 on: March 11, 2020, 06:30:04 pm
    March 11, 2020, 06:30:04 pm
    *Originally Posted by YoungF [+]
    The 950S hydraulic clutch (and the gearbox) is loads better than the cable one on the original 950 (I've had both).

    i had both, still have the S (of course)...and yes, it's way better!

     


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