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Slipping Clutch?

I noticed this on a longer ride, but under load and accelerating (80-90MPH and up), I can feel the clutch slip and I can see/feel/hear the RPMs uptick until it catches up. Has anyone looked into an aftermarket clutch, plates, or springs?
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I noticed this on a longer ride, but under load and accelerating (80-90MPH and up), I can feel the clutch slip and I can see/feel/hear the RPMs uptick until it catches up. Has anyone looked into an aftermarket clutch, plates, or springs?
I had to address my clutch after raising the performance significantly. The stock clutch simply could not keep up with the added HP.

All that was required for me was to clean and "roughen" the stock plates a bit.

If you have a stock bike, I doubt that you need to do anything other than adjust the cable properly. The adjustment is on the right side, just under the tank.

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Loosened it up a few twists. Will see how it handles and go form there.
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Had the same thing.. It even does it in 2nd or 3rd, if you open up the throttle..
Took it to dealer, they said everything is ok, it was adjusted OK..


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Found some stiffer springs and better plates:

Ducati Scrambler (2015-2016) - Barnett Tool & Engineering
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Mine is slippping too at 80% throttle @6k rpm, dealer confirmed the free play is adjusted correctly and the clutch needs replacing at only 1500 miles.
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Found some stiffer springs and better plates:

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Have you installed these?
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Have you installed these?
They will be on the bike next week. They shipped last week, I'll report back. I verified with them if they were OE spec or w/ a stiffer spring rate and improved performance. The information I got was that the springs are indeed stiffer and the clutch plates are improved over stock.
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They will be on the bike next week. They shipped last week, I'll report back. I verified with them if they were OE spec or w/ a stiffer spring rate and improved performance. The information I got was that the springs are indeed stiffer and the clutch plates are improved over stock.

Nice. Look forward to your review.
I'm definitely in the market for a better option.
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As soon as my shock comes back from powder coating, the clutch plates and springs are next!

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