I agree, I find that I can't really set the angle I want on the clutch lever for my ergonomics. The only way to do it is to convert to a hydraulic clutch, which is a really expensive way to get another 5 degrees of rotation out of the lever. This is why I use the DQS almost exclusively outside of 1st gear.
You could probably source all the OEM parts from ebay for about half the price of the Ducabike kit.
It will probably be cheaper to buy the Ducabike cable plug for the wet clutch cover than to buy the Monster clutch cover. Other than that, you can do it all with the Monster 1200 parts. It should be easy enough to find a parts diagram to ensure you have everything you need. That said, I really like the feel of the Oberon clutch slave with the OE clutch master.
According to Oberon, yes the 0116 is the correct slave. Compatible on every model of non-Panigale from the 1989 851 through the 2018 Monster 1200S.Do you use the Oberon CLU-0116 Reference as the clutch slave?
With the Ducabike kit or the monster 1200 parts? I see the clutch rod is not the same : https://www.bike-parts-ducati.com/ducati-motorcycle/Monster/2017/Monster_1200/Monster-1200/CLUTCH/285/11/0/285
I should be clear, I haven't done this modification on my 939. I want to, but can't stomach dropping about $500 to move my clutch lever down a few more degrees.Thank you, you exactly explain what I was seeing on the rod, the anti-rotation cross-pin which is present on the OEM but not on the Ducabike.
I actually contacted my dealer a few days ago to discuss about this topic, but it is always interesting to come with information from users who made this modification
With my conversion to the 1200 engine I had to install the hydraulic clutch master/slave. To be honest I cannot notice any mechanical difference in the feel. I'm guessing this change on the SS is merely cosmetic.I should be clear, I haven't done this modification on my 939. I want to, but can't stomach dropping about $500 to move my clutch lever down a few more degrees.
I converted my 1994 900SS from the original coffin masters and OEM clutch slave, both of which blew out soon after I purchased it. I replaced the masters with radial master cylinders from the 1098 and used the Oberon slave. I had to learn about parts lineages and cross compatibility over about 20 years of motorcycles. Our bikes use the same radial brake master as the 1098, and the Monster 1200 uses the same clutch master and slave, all short of some part number differences for color and finish.
Fully agree, it's way more than cosmetic.I guess one's subjective opinion is a highly variable thing! I had the Ducabike conversion done with a slave cylinder. It's been a clear upgrade for me and one of the better things (perhaps the best) I've done on this bike. Now whether it was worth it, is also subjective because it is costly (although I got the conversion kit at a sharply reduced price). But in my opinion, the pump is far smoother than cable (which is passable in itself) and assured at the track (vs. the quickshifter, which can result in in-between gears on the downshifting; upshifting is faultless though). And yeah I'm old school for using the hand clutch for fast downshift for the track riding, coming hot before the next chicane. I'm really happy about the hydraulic MC.
I also upgraded my axial MCs on another bike to radial Brembos RCS and was thrilled by that too. So I had high expectation it would work out positively for me on the 939SS and am glad it did.
Warning: if you do this with slave cylinder, do not buy the Ducabike clutch side chain cover, it is not compatible. I used a late model Monster cover.
Off the topic: I upgraded to (much) lighter Marchesini forged rims and put on 190 rear tire. Frankly I don't find that much of a performance upgrade on street or track. But some riders here find it a clear improvement. Funny thing on my other ride I upgraded to significantly lighter rims and found it a clear improvement but not this time for the 939SSs.