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Hey Guys :D

Right I need some advice as after checking the clutch on my 748 I've and inkling that both the friction plates and clutch basket are well past it.

The feeling on the clutch isn't great either but I think I can imagine why

See pics below but I'm thinking what I need to do is buy a new basket, friction plates and that's it. I've an impact driver so not sure I need the locking tool to remove the basket so can someone confirm?
Bike's got 27k miles on it

I'm in Ireland but will be ordering parts from the UK so is there anything I need to look out for? I'm hoping to go spurious so looking at these bits:

DUCATI 748/749/916/996/998/999 ST2/3/4 Newfren Clutch Plates | eBay

Ducati 748 748s, 749 749s 749R Clutch Basket, fits all dry clutch. (Alloy) | eBay

Thanks for the help!

Pics of current clutch:



 

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Steel friction plates should not be run with alloy baskets. To avoid premature and extreme notching of the basket fingers, use alloy friction plates with alloy or steel baskets; steel plates with steel baskets only.
 

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Adding to what Shazaam said..

Yes, you will need a hub/basket holding tool when re-assembling. They aren't very expensive and are necessary because you need to torque the nut, not use an impact driver on re-installment.
 

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wow that clutch is burnt toast. i got a complete aluminum clutch, basket and plates for less than 400 from ebay, had to shop around though, got it from 3 different sellers
 

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Wow wasn't going to ask but glad I did :D

Didn't think about mixing steel and alloy, that wouldn't have lasted too long.
Forgot about the re-assembly so yeah I'll stick a locking tool in the basket!

In general is there a problem going with non-oem brands? The OEM parts seem pricey and given something like a clutch is easily copied I presume worst case is it won't last as long
 

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Quite a few are using Suzuki GS650/GS550/GN250 models clutch plates, they are very cheap, ally plates but some people have said that the tangs are quite tight in new baskets and recommend filing them slightly, depends on the make of basket as everyone useing these plates haven't had this problem. There are also these DUCATI 748/749/916/996/998/999 ST2/3/4 Newfren Clutch Plates | eBay they can be bought cheaper from Germany on E-Bay.
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There is no brand name that I can see on that eBay basket.
I would be doing some research on baskets. Plates are easy to change if they wear out quickly but the basket is a bigger job. Might want to have a look at the hub while ya at it.
 

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Yeah there should be loadsa guides for it on the internet, why do you want to adjust it?

There's a main adjuster on the lever (should be a wheel with numbers on it) but if that doesn't work there's a second one down at your left foot. You shouldn't really mess with it though unless you "know what you're doing" / are happy enough messing with stuff
 

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There is no brand name that I can see on that eBay basket.
I would be doing some research on baskets. Plates are easy to change if they wear out quickly but the basket is a bigger job. Might want to have a look at the hub while ya at it.
I presume its a hdesa basket, it has there branding in the picture and is being sold by Hdesa uk. They have been around some time now and I haven't heard any bad reviews.
Steve
 
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