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Dec 2nd 2017, 06:27 AM   #16
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
So...anyone know where I can find the video of the Italian friends hanging out and eventually it pans to the wet clutch Ducati with a friend banging on the tambourine? My Google-fu isn't working with that video.
Dec 2nd 2017, 06:54 AM   #17
 MikeMikeMike's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Seattle

Dec 3rd 2017, 06:51 AM   #18
 Flyboymedic's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
That's it! That cracks me up every time I see it!
Dec 3rd 2017, 07:07 AM   #19
 Wrench's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  West Richland, WA

I've never had a Ducati, but the NSR250 and RS250 Honda's I had both had dry clutches. Best operating clutches on any bikes I've had. They only had a faint rattle when the clutch lever was pulled in with the engine running.

I think the new 1100 will make a great street hooligan bike, and I wouldnt mind at all if it came with a dry clutch.
Dec 11th 2017, 10:58 AM   #20
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  all of them
Plenty of other bikes have dry clutches. Ducati just happens to be the brand most often connected to that feature.

Interesting commentary above in regards to clutch “feel” with hydraulic actuation vs a cable style. Most riders would say the “feel” one gets from a cable arrangement is superior to hydraulic.

That front brake line routing/placement was mind boggling to me until I gave it some thought. Just look at that thing looping out of the master cylinder like a roller coaster track. What they don’t have proper banjo fittings to route the line properly and clean it up?

Then it dawned on me. The idea is to replicate the look of a loose floppy throttle cable like the one on your crazy (but cool) uncle’s Triunph/BSA whatever thing had 40 years ago.

Like so many bike models sold today, appearances are everything.
Dec 11th 2017, 12:04 PM   #21
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

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Originally Posted by Red Label Moto
Interesting commentary above in regards to clutch “feel” with hydraulic actuation vs a cable style. Most riders would say the “feel” one gets from a cable arrangement is superior to hydraulic.
I much prefer the cable clutch for feel. Hydraulic is nice and it works but completely numb.
Dec 11th 2017, 05:18 PM   #22
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S
I much prefer the hydraulic clutch on my VFR over most cable clutches- nice and smooooooth. Interestingly, I've ridden an aftermarket hydraulic clutch on a Husqvarna TE610 and of course my own stock cable clutched TE610 and they both felt equal in responsiveness and in all honesty the cable was an aftermarket Barnett cable, not the stock one. I prefer hydraulically operated clutches and appreciate it on my Hypermotard, and wish it were a wet clutch for around town use, even if I do like the tambourine noise.
Dec 11th 2017, 06:03 PM   #23
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  Feb 2016
  Seattle

The thing I generally don't like about cable clutches is the slop in the front of the pull. I'm kind of OCD about brake and clutch bleeding and just that little bit of wiggle makes me unhappy. But maybe somebody can point me in the direction of a nice cable clutch.
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