1090 RR slipper clutch - lever engagement on the far end of release - MVAgusta.net
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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2015, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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1090 RR slipper clutch - lever engagement on the far end of release

Just picked up a new 2013 1090 RR yesterday and noticed that the clutch engagement point on the lever was wayy on the far side -- meaning, to start off from a stand still the lever needs to be released to 80-90% of the travel before the clutch engages..

I kept adjusting the knob to reduce the lever reach, but even at it's closest position(to the bar) it's still an awkward engagement; there is no room to feather the clutch.. I dont so much mind a hair trigger clutch, but i certainly dont like a hair trigger with a lot of dead travel before the trigger goes BANG.

I've never had a bike with a slipper clutch, so i wasnt sure if their engagement points were tighter -- i.e very little room/clamping for feathering the clutch... this also makes upshifts less smooth(for me at least).... I've never had any issues with working a cluch -- even after 2 dry clutch ducatis(2v air and 4v testatretta) -- and it's kinda distracting from the joy of riding it(but it's still a fakkkking blast!!)

I went back to the dealer to make some adjustments(worthless "adjustable" rear sets are still too short for me knees to shift gears while hugging the tank) -- and when i mentioned the clutch lever the tech pulled the lever off to see if there was any way to remove any slack(or whatever other adjustments he could find) and there wasnt anything he can do..

Does anyone else have this issue or know of a way to adjust the engagement point of the clutch itself via the lever??

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-16-2015, 05:24 AM
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I've got a 2011 1090RR, My clutch engages toward the end of the travel too. I never bothered trying adjusting it because I like it the way it is and don't see the point in having a longer lever stroke . It's a personal preference I guess, and I never had a problem slipping it when needed. Actually, I barely use the clutch on up shifts anyway. Once thes gear box is broken in, she slips right into gear. Its hard to believe you can't adjust the engagement point though, did you check the manual on Donsy's website? The adjustment wheel on the lever is just for moving the lever in or out from the grip, it's not doing anything for your engagement point and I don't think the slipper has anything to do with it either. If your up shifts are a little abrupt, you just might need a little more time getting used to it. The throttle response is a little snatchy to some who aren't used to riding an MV, especially if your riding in the Sport map.

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^thanks for the confirmation..

Im slowly getting used to it... I definitely dig the clutch action on downshifts(i still rev match just out of habit)... but im still trying to master the casual and smooth 1st to 2nd gear upshift.. the bike just doesnt like casual, its likes balls to the walls.. I've been riding in sport the whole time, so im sure that has a little to do with it..

The tight on/off engagement makes for pretty slick shifting when youre really on it.. I tried clutchless(not sure if thats a good idea on a brand new bike that hasnt been broken in) and found that a little stab of clutch felt just as quick/smooth..

A few hundred miles more(I only have 200 on it now) and some adj shorty levers and I think i'll feel a bit slicker on the upshifts. Still gonna throw a quickshifter on it and some rearsets, FOR SURE.
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