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So far I have bled my mc, cleaned off the clutch plates with compressed air and put a small amount of white lithium grease to the springs. Clutch action has improved and I have no slipping. But with the lever pulled in all the way, if I shift into 1st from neutral it kind of bangs into gear. Is this normal?

With other bikes I have been able to adjust this out at the lever, but I see no mention of this in the manual.

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Most likely the noise your hearing is simply worn clutch plates stopping when the hub stops spinning as you go from neutral to 1st gear. Its all normal stuff, typical issues when the clutch plate pins are worn.
 

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Idle is around 1150.

Clutch plate pins? Are those like tangs?

There are groves in the basket from the plate tangs, but the plates themselves are not deformed.
 

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Clutch plate pins? Are those like tangs?

There are groves in the basket from the plate tangs, but the plates themselves are not deformed.
Each friction plate has a pin on it, which sticks into a groove on the clutch basket. The gap between those pins and the groove they slide into, is where the noise is coming from. The metallic clutch plates make a "ting" noise when the clutch is pulled in. Its the noise we're all very familiar with when riding dry clutch bikes. The moment you put it into gear, everything rattles and thats why you hear that noise. Yes, its coming from the hub, not the basket since the basket is always spinning. But the noise is pretty much normal with dry clutch Ducati's and basket/clutch pin wear.
 
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