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1198s Traction Control Issue - June 18, 2015, 02:25 PM

So my local shop doesn't have the DTC diagnostic tool but I would be willing to bet money my front wheel speed sensor is on its way out.

[FYI I run DTC Lvl:4]

It started with the occasional traction control intervention at unnecessary occasions and the other day it kicked in on the highway while riding fully upright on dry pavement and I assume what was maximum DTC intervention occurred, I had to pull off the highway. I checked the bikes vitals made sure everything was running properly and then pulled out [DTC still on] within two miles the same thing occurred. Restarted the bike, again DTC kicked in, pulled over yet again this time turning DTC off and it ran perfectly fine.

The shop said my rear brake lever was quite loose but no way to tell if that was somehow the culprit, though we both highly doubt it. Honestly this is one of the few vehicles I have ever owned with any sort of Traction control at all so I don't mind riding with it off but I would like to get it sorted because it should all work even when I'm not using it.

Has anyone had a similar issue before?


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June 18, 2015, 04:05 PM

I had an issue similar to what you describe but it wasn't on a bike. It was my old Audi.
It was a faulty sensor thrown junk data to a controller in the DSC processing unit. They replaced both just to be sure.

Not sure how DTC works on a Ducati (assuming it does a combination of fuel interrupt and braking) but I can imagine it's none too confidence inspiring.



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June 18, 2015, 04:30 PM

Luckily it doesn't brake for you, but it does switch up the timing and cut fuel. however you are correct, limping it to the side of the highway was not a fun experience.

but yes, it does behave like a sensor is sending the unit junk data. The front sensor is purely a guess, I assume if the rear was out I would have lost my speedo (but aren't some speedos operated off calculating engine speed x gear selection?)

guess i need to google how much the units cost and the nearest duc dealer, was hoping DucDucGoose would chime in here on this one


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Did you out this on Ducati.ms or any other such specific forum? I'm sure they have experienced this before.


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DucPond can in all likelihood get you properly sorted.
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Bit of a ride from Richmond if that's where you're at but no one has ever spoken ill of their customer service, trouble shooting abilities, or prices.



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Roll-ons?


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Roll-ons?
Cut out in 3rd, 4th, and 5th gear though...



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Roll-ons?
No Traction control needed


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Did you out this on Ducati.ms or any other such specific forum? I'm sure they have experienced this before.
I did a good bit of googling, but it seems like in general Ducati owners are allergic to admitting their bikes can have issues too haha


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I did a good bit of googling, but it seems like in general Ducati owners are allergic to admitting their bikes can have issues too haha
Oh they admit it but it's then tossed in the "it gives the bike character" bucket. Sometimes if they're half bit interested, they'll find out from the dealer what the problem/solution was and convey it to the rest of us.


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