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Old Jun 2nd 2019, 08:29 AM   #1
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V4R Dry Clutch Question

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Just removed the clutch cover on the V4R to replace it with a basket, but oil trickled out as I moved the bike?! I know its a dry clutch but im a bit puzzled
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Old Jun 2nd 2019, 09:12 PM   #2
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OEM its a wet clutch. You have to buy the special ducati kit to make it dry clutch
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Old Jun 2nd 2019, 10:53 PM   #3
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OEM on the V4R is a dry clutch, the standard & S model is a wet setup
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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 12:52 AM   #4
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I dont believe that is normal. My 1198 had a dry clutch and I never remember having oil in there. My guess is you have a leak from where it is sealed off from the rest if the engine that does have oil. I know when you buy those conversion kits to change a wet to a dry clutch you have to plug a hole to prevent engine oil from getting in there. I'd have it looked at.
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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 03:27 AM   #5
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So I noticed a small amount of oil film at the bottom face of where the cover would mate and showed it to AMS Ducati when I was getting my buttons installed, they said it's not normal and to watch it close and let them know. It may need a new seal but they need to order it. The clutch is not slipping so I am keeping an eye on it and will prob have it replaced.
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So I noticed a small amount of oil film at the bottom face of where the cover would mate and showed it to AMS Ducati when I was getting my buttons installed, they said it's not normal and to watch it close and let them know. It may need a new seal but they need to order it. The clutch is not slipping so I am keeping an eye on it and will prob have it replaced when I won't miss track days
I am seeing the same thing. After my last track day, and last ride, I noticed oil on the bottom of my clutch cover and some on my right rearset. It was very minimal, but concerning.

I guess it is time to pull off the clutch cover and see what is in there.
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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 03:09 PM   #7
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I have the same problem. Just did a track day the lower right side fairing is wet as is around the clutch
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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 05:13 PM   #8
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I Had 5 Races Memorial Day weekend at Summit point on my new V4R, came off the track in the first race on lap# 3 because my oil light was flickering!! Oil was full and I started to scratch my head until I noticed oil on the right side of the Belly pan and also on my rearset, Dry clutch also had oil in the bottom!!! Sounds like we are All looking at Recall #1 eventually!!! So out of 5 Races I had a DNF and 4 mechanicals, not a way to gain points and stay towards the front in the standings.Grrrrr

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Old Jun 3rd 2019, 06:49 PM   #9
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I've had 3 Ducati's and so far 3/3 have leaked oil. Not encouraged that the new r is since I have one on order.
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Maybe it's a semi dry clutch lol
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