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The input shaft from the transmission doesn't have an oil seal on it. So Ducati made a special nut with an oil seal built into it. However, in order to make it work and be reliable, its a larger diameter with a taper on it. That taper has to go into the hub of the clutch. If the clutch hub doesn't have a hole for the taper, then it won't work.

So no, the 848 dry clutch conversion kit is a slipper only.

Yes, you could make your own oil seal system and forego the conversion kit by using Hypermotard parts. But thats a lot of machining and high potential for push rod seal failure. That kinda ruins your day because the oil leaks right onto the clutch pack and it goes down hill from there.

What's the problem with a slipper anyway?
 

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what is the advantage of the clutch conversion. Sorry prob a dumb question. Is it like changing a normal car clutch to a brass button clutch so its either in or out and no in between (no riding the clutch)
Wet clutches contaminate the engine oil with used friction material as it wears. Wet clutches are also harder to work on because they're bathed in oil, which means more sealed from the outside world. However, wet clutches wear less AND are smoother engaging.

Dry clutches are easier to maintain and have no contact with the oil, so no contamination of the oil. But there are no other positives at all, dry clutches wear substantially quicker AND can be heavier because of the need to put a gap between the engine oil and the outside world.

Outside of those reasons, the clutch assembles are nearly identical in every single way. Its only the clutch plates which are different, to accept the oil working condition.
 
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