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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-06-2014, 12:28 AM Thread Starter
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MV F4 diabolical clutch and buffer plates

I've been racing a 2009 F4 for the last year or so, and have not had any success in getting the thing off the line. The clutch is terrible off the start. I changed from a Ducati 998, which was absolutely awesome off the start, most of the time holeshotting if I was on the front row. The MV? Shocking. Race starts don't work. Street starts don't work. It just bites, lets go, clunks and shudders and is basically impossible to get going.

Apparently BMW's and later ZX10s are similarly bad. Someone told me that the addition of a buffer plate in the clutch pack is a possible solution. It's basically two steel plates rivetted together with a rubber buffer between them. They are an off the shelf item for Kawasakis, but I need to know if they are available for the MV.

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Yes I know Donsy. He hasn't got an answer either. He had some useful advice to drag the clutch on the warm up lap to get it hot, and that works a bit, but its not a long term solution.

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I've been racing a 2009 F4 for the last year or so, and have not had any success in getting the thing off the line. The clutch is terrible off the start. I changed from a Ducati 998, which was absolutely awesome off the start, most of the time holeshotting if I was on the front row. The MV? Shocking. Race starts don't work. Street starts don't work. It just bites, lets go, clunks and shudders and is basically impossible to get going.

Apparently BMW's and later ZX10s are similarly bad. Someone told me that the addition of a buffer plate in the clutch pack is a possible solution. It's basically two steel plates rivetted together with a rubber buffer between them. They are an off the shelf item for Kawasakis, but I need to know if they are available for the MV.

Anyone know?

Thanks.
Well... mine and those two small plates in, but that did not help either. I just installed a different slipperclutch but can't tell you yet if that works better...

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Worst part is the MV and the Ducati have exactly the same clutch plates. Ducati are dry, MV are wet. Ducati clutch is awesome, MV clutch diabolical.

It doesn't make a difference whether it's a slipper or not, because my brother's 2005 F4, which doesn't have a slipper, does exactly the same thing as mine, which does have the factory fitted slipper.

I'm interested to hear about how your new clutch is, Maximum Velocity.

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Any good aftermarket clutch plates around? I always felt like my clutch isn't right.

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I ran KX500 plates in my Ducati. Only because they are cheaper than Ducati ones, and Barnett stuff is rubbish. You have to file the tabs narrower to get them to fit in the basket though.

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simple;
stiffer springs.....

there's nothing wrong with your clutch

the man with the 221 RWHP Brutale 910R agrees

it runs 198MPH/318KPH in 5th gear! as yet no one has had the balls to try it in 6th

he is 23% taller than stock 17X40 and over revving it 1,000RPM

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