The reason for removing the clutch slave is so the rod can be knocked out towards that direction. The rod does not "attach" per se to the plate. Rather it fits into a bushing which in turn presses into the release bearing. The rod should be able to spin inside the bushing if possible. There is no call for using a hammer to install the rod but you may need some tools to free the bushing from the pressure plate and then the rod from the bushing. I ended up using a deep socket that would fit over the rod but still would get firm footing on the bushing. I had to use the socket like a slide hammer to remove the bushing from the rod. OK?beyote said:Thank you so much for all of the great information!!!
Another question I have is that when I re-attach the rod to the plate, how do I keep from pounding on the rod and bending it? I am not afraid of pounding on parts with the universal tool (hammer), unless it says ducati on it. Then I am a pushover and a wimp.
I am afraid of bending that rod.
Around these parts we have bearings shops; they sell bearing, seals, etc. You should be able to see a part number on the edges of the stock bearing. Look in the phone book under "bearings" give them a call and give them the part number. If they don't carry that brand they will be able to cross reference.Davesax36 said:anyplace other than the dealer that I can pick up the bearing that goes in the pressure plate?