A while back I replaced the plates and clutch basket on my Ducati 916 bp. This had a couple of effects. If you listen to the Ducatis with open dry clutchs you will hear a disticnt noise. Mine was noisy but also began to graunch when trying to move forward. I fixed the bike with a new clutch basket and plates but lost the noise as when it started now. It was completly quiet with no noise from the clutch area.
Do you prefer the noise?
Took the time to start a service on my 916 bp and need to investigate the clutch which is making a graunch noise when warm. Also I was suprised that the clutch is not slipping. If you look closely in the picture you can see that the plates are mushrooming and deformed. I guess this is making the noise and at times makes it difficult to change gear when warm. I have ordered a clutch basket and bought some clutch plates 19020013A which includes the metal plates also.
A couple of days later….If you look at the pictures you can see how deformed the clutch plates are. I managed to take out the plates clean the basket by filing the burrs off. Then turned the plates around. With all the clutch back together it is working fine with no noises. This is only a temporary fix until I fit the new clutch plates 19020013a, 19810271a clutch housing (basket) plus bearing that fits in the end plate, bushing 7025016a