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In the morning when backing out of the garage, the clutch doesn't seem to disengage when I pull in the clutch lever (not running). It used to work fine but seems to still be partially engaged now. Is this common or a symptom of a bigger problem? I don't notice any problems going down the road.
 
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never had that problem myself. try bleeding the clutch?
 
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Hello,
I don't claim to be very ducati-tech knowledgable but if you have the same clutch system as my 2000 750 you may have a leaky clutch slave cylinder. If the slave leaks oil, you will lose pressure in your clutch lever and therefore cannot totally disengage your gears. Same thing happened to me - it got worse and worse until i realized what was happening.. Its also bad on the gears to be shifting when you are not totally disengaging each gear between shifts.
Anyways, solution: install a new clutch slave cylinder. I purchased a Yoyodyne for around $200. A slightly lower cost option is the Evoluzione slave. Both seem to get pretty favorable reviews.
Hopefully thats the problem.
Stuart
 
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I was wondering if that could be the problem but thought I would throw it out to the group. I can't see a leak but that doesn't mean that air hasn't gotten in. I have a service (new ecu,base gasket leak) scheduled next week so will have dealer investigate.
 
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if your bike's an '01, the slave cylinder may be due for a factory replacement. here's a page describing the recall:

http://www.safetyalerts.com/recall/a/02/v00184.htm

if you're not sure, the new revision of the slave cylinders have a dot painted on the inside of them. pretty sure the dot's white, but your dealer should know.
 
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