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Many years ago I read someone had done an hydraulic conversion using Suzuki bits to help with the HEAVY clutch on the TRE but it involved drilling a hole in the fairing. I was against this but now I am so fed up of my fingers getting pins and needles I am more interested in getting it done. Can anyone help. I even tried extending the lever but every time I went out out I came back with shopping trollies hanging off it and a load of grannies chasing me.
 

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You shouldn't need to cut any holes in the lower fairings to change the clutch to hydraulic if you use the right bits. I changed my LE to hydraulic a few years ago and didnt have to alter the fairing panels. However, I'm not sure the parts I used are still available. It did make a slight difference to the heaviness of the clutch but not as much as you might hope for.

ManiacMotors can supply a full kit for the Tornado but it costs around £500

I've got a hydraulic slave cylinder kit in my attic that would fit the TRE if you want to give it a try but you would need to pick up a Brembo master cylinder/lever for it, although these can be found quite cheap on ebay.
Send me a PM if you are interested.
 

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I have the hydraulic clutch line available from Maniac Motors kit as I went with a Galfer custom one.
 

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I converted my Tornado many years ago using a slave cylinder purpose built by Evoluzione and a ST4 master cylinder. Sadly, that slave cylinder is no longer available.

I recently converted a friend's RS to hydraulic. It made a huge difference. Not only did it make the action into a 8kg pull, it increased the lift (2.7 mm total) to the point that I could select neutral from a standstill
The master cylinder was Brembo PR15, p/n 10.8101.10 (Ducati p/n 63040261A) - 15 mm bore
You can even get a seal rebuild kit for it!
Slave cylinder was from a Aprilia RSV 2007 - 28 mm bore
I had to machine a mounting collar that suited the Benelli, remove the existing mounting points and weld the new collar onto the cylinder. I also made an internal spacer that matched the push rod.
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(before it was welded)

There have been a number of similar conversions using this same slave cylinder. Do a search on the forum. mikerj and Houlster have both done it and have supplied their designs.
The easiest path for you is to use Maniac's kit, although it is the most expensive.
If you can find a local machinist I'm happy to give you my 2D designs.

Another possibility ... doesn't one of the 1130 variants have a hydraulic clutch?
 

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I have the hydraulic clutch line available from Maniac Motors kit as I went with a Galfer custom one.
That would be nice but the postage to uk might be a lot and how much would you want for it
 

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