Ducati M695, 06-08

The Ducati M695
Monsters are excellent bikes, delivering "naked bike" Ducati style and handling performance at an affordable price as compared with the 900.

The smaller power strokes, lower gearing and importantly, price make it one of the best Ducati choices if "in town" driving is a primary use.  There were lots of then sold in San Francisco -

The M695 has enough power and smoothness to be happy on the backroads, too.

Kuimelis' M695


Item Description

Tuning Devices

Ducati tuning available.

Nemesis ECU Tuning and
Tuneboy Tuning and
Microtec ECU Tuning

EC997 Dyne System and the M695

Up to 3-4 True HP improvements all through the low, mid and upper mid with a perky 2 True HP boost on top. Sweet!
(Of course that depends on how badly your bike was programmed and how much you've changed your intake and exhaust in the first place).

While the peak hp improvement numbers are what people "look at", the biggest difference in EC997 dyno tuning (over simplistic Dynojet dyno tuning) is that with the EC997's low inertia and the realtime HP readout, we can adjust the fueling at part throttle cruise, fuel and ignition to what the engine actually "wants", rather than tuning to a so-called "AFR" that it's "supposed to want".
The result is smoother part throttle, in-town cruise and maybe even better mileage.

With the proven philosophy of "tuning to Best Power and Engine Smoothness" and experience with over 30 different FI tuning programs, we can make just about every bike run better than "AFR" tuning and can definitely make better custom maps than simply dropping in a "pre-mapped" DP ECU.

With Tuneboy Software and Nemesis or Microtec ECU's, you can buy that non-Ducati exhaust system and eliminate the need for the DP ECU.
Also - if you've had your 695 custom tuned somewhere, and it still isn't as smooth or responsive as you think it could be, give us a call or email and we can set up a diagnostic dyno test with the 5 gas EGA.   Thanks - Marc

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30+ years of engine and dyno tuning and the low inertia, full eddy current EC997 dyne system - 5 gas EGA

Out of state customers welcome.

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Shift Improvement Kit -
virtually eliminate missed shifts, shift easier and quicker - help prevent "false neutrals" in the upper gears.

SHFT-PRO-D748/695-CER   $139.95
with Hybrid Ceramic Microbearing Detent Arm and F-Pro shift spring. Clutch cover gasket not included.
replaces 45520031A arm and spring
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2010 Sept 16 Bob Hunter wrote

 Good positive feel to all gears up and down, biggest improvement is selecting neutral, far better than stock.
 I can highly recommend the upgrade.
Regards, Bob


right under the clutch

stock arm to left, Factory Pro MicroBearing to right

« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 04:16:45 AM »

I added one to my M695, along with a full refresh of the linkage.  I like it.  Gives a "rifle bolt action" quality to the shift.  When I had the chance I did the same to my 749s, but that one is not back on the road yet.  Subtle and worthwhile, IMHO.


Factorini Provente
Hybrid Ceramic Pro Shift Kit

Love the bike.
 Except for the shifting.
Indistinct and weird to find the real neutral that's between 1st and 2nd.
Sometimes misses lazy shifts in the upper gears and sometimes misses 2nd gear quick shifts.
Wish it shifted up to current sportbike standards.

Since we've done ~30 different shift improvement kits, we decided to make a kit to bring the duc shift mechanism into the 21th century and up to Factory Pro standards.


The famous Factorini Provente Shift Kit is now available for the Ducati Twins.

Factorini Provente designed and manufactured Microbearing Detent Arm and Factorini Provente designed Detent Spring will firm up the shift feel and virtually eliminates missed shifts - both upshifting and downshifting and neutral is easier to find.

Trackday and race bikes

Eliminates the need for that old, annoying "ducati trick" of removing the "really kinda necessary" neutral detent that was done to quicken up the shifting on trackday and race bikes - all too often...... (did I mention that when I put a bike in neutral on the dyno, that I really prefer it to STAY in neutral and not "wander into 1st gear by itself? :-)

Shifts quicker.  Misses fewer shifts.
Perfect to install when working on the clutch.
Feels loads better.
Decreases Shift Kill time by 5ms to 10ms if using a quick shifter.

Remove the clutch assembly, remove the RH engine cover  - bolt in the kit.

Includes: Factorini Provente Microbearing Detent Arm and Factorini Provente Detent Spring.
(This kit does not include a clutch cover gasket)

Installation: Less than 2 hours to install with impact wrench and large socket set.

Can I install it myself?  Yes - If you can remove the clutch assembly, you can do this.


Install pics, zip file for Jeremiah Knupp

    May 23, 2013   From Leigh Thomas
Heather rode her bike for the 1st time since I put the shift kit in. I asked if she liked it, this was her response.
"Yes! Much better. Much smoother. Thank you. :)"


Lighter Shift Shaft Centering Spring

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Just rode bike awesome shifting, smooth, smooth smooth
Mike Hoak
August 2013

Lightweight Shift Shaft Centering Spring

For when you decide that you want lighter feeling shift lever action for better feel.
A more normal, lighter foot shift pressure is less unsettling.
Decreases lever effort required to make a shift.
 Makes foot shift pressure more like other sportbikes.
Since you are not having to push so hard to move the lever, it's easier to find neutral.

Like your rearsets? But, no matter how you lube, shim, adjust the arcs, angles and lengths, it's still annoyingly stiff to shift?

Ducati Pro Shift Kit
F-Pro Microbearing Detent Arm and F-Pro

Wet Clutch

1. Drain the oil.

Additional Parts required

1 new clutch cover gasket
(gasket not supplied at this time)

Special tools

Ducati Service Manual
32mm socket
Air or electric 1/2" impact wrench

2. Remove the screws and the clutch cover.

3. Cover the passageway that leads to the oil sump. If you don't cover the passageway, you will drop pieces of the shift mechanism down there when removing and installing.

4. Remove the clutch spring bolts, then the outer cover and clutch plates. Keep clutch plates in order.

Remove the clutch plates - keep in order.  

5. Bend back the lock washer on the clutch basket mounting 32mm nut and remove the nut and locking plate.

You will need a 1/2" air or electric impact gun. Then remove the clutch basket.

32mm socket

6. Locate the shift detent mechanism.

Stock arm and spring on the left and F-Pro Microbearing Detent Arm and F-Pro spring on right.  

7. Replace the original detent spring and detent arm with the new FACTORY heavy duty replacement spring and laser cut microbearing detent arm.
Use appropriate Loctite on pivot bolt.

8. While preventing the output shaft (the countershaft sprocket)  from turning, slowly turn the clutch shaft and shift through the gears to verify correct installation. GO THROUGH ALL GEARS - UP AND DOWN! You will have to turn the clutch shaft to allow the dogs and slots to line up and complete the shift.

9. The shift action should be slightly firmer and much quicker.

10. If it doesn't feel right, IT ISN'T!! and it won't fix itself after you ride it. RECHECK YOUR WORK.

11. If in doubt, call us !!! We are here to support you.

12. Reinstall the clutch and plates. Replace the clock washer - Replace the clutch nut, torque to 184 ftlbs.

Relock the lock washer for the clutch basket mounting nut.


13. Remove the covering from the passageway to the oil sump.


13a. Replace the outer clutch pressure plate and screws.


14. Clean the clutch cover gasket surface and replace the cover, using a new gasket.

15. Replace the oil! Use a QUALITY oil. If available, try Bardahl Semi Synthetic.

16. Test ride. If the transmission doesn't shift correctly, you skipped instruction # 10.

17. Enjoy the new, crisp shift action and experience the same superior FACTORY PRO performance that national championship winners experience.



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