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I knew it would happen but this soon? (hyper problem) - August 30, 2007, 10:20 PM

Not even sure where to begin but I was riding the bike normal. As I approached an intersection I was in 3rd gear and when I shifted into 2nd gear the shifter (pedal) stuck in the down position. It does not move but I was able to limp the bike home in 2nd gear.

Bike doesn't even have 500 miles and it has already broken down so I'm disappointed, I really expected better quality so I guess I'll have to haul it to the dealership to get it fixed under warranty.

Aside from that the bike has been perfect.

If anyone has heard of this before please post info on what it could be.


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http://webpages.charter.net/strysnie...ifter-fix.html
thats for an ST2...which was the 1000cc non-dual spark motor...but IIRC nearly every duc trans is identical in operation. Something to think about. (result of a quick googling...I would call the dealer who delivered the bike and ream them a new one)

from what I gather, its an adjustment issue that can rear its head...since ur bike is brand new, of a new model, I would bet it wasn't set just right from the factory. take it to dealer and have it looked at, but personally, I've never met a duc owner who had that happen...weird

also...http://www.ducati1098.net/forum/arch...php/t-470.html

let me know what your dealer says...if they give you any crap, call donnie (also, he may be closer)


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Aside from that the bike has been perfect.
I'm sorry but this line cracks me up.
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August 31, 2007, 07:19 AM

Is a Ducati, why are you surprised?

j/k, hope it is a simple fix Chris, I know you love that thing.


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I'm annoyed but the bike is under warranty so hopefully it's a quick fix becaue I've done some reading and heard of some bikes being stuck in the shop for 2 to 3 months over this issue!

I hate to say it but I fully expected this bike to break down at some point because it is a Ducati...I mean c'mon we need to be realistic.

However, after not even 500 miles? Crap...my 04 R6 with 13k miles has been flawless and then you have my 05 R6 which has been track/raced since 100 miles and that bike has been perfect...WTF...I ride the Ducati nice and easy and it breaks down.

I am hoping it's an adjustment issue, I've narrowed it down to about 3 possible problems so I guess we'll see what the deal is. I'm going to try to take it to Coleman's since they are closer if not, I'll take it back up to Speed's or the other shop in Md where Sam works.

Only good thing is this is a busy month for me so I wasn't going to be riding much anyhow so hopefully it will be fixed by the end of this month. I'll post up the results of what I find out.


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http://webpages.charter.net/strysnie...ifter-fix.html
thats for an ST2...which was the 1000cc non-dual spark motor...but IIRC nearly every duc trans is identical in operation. Something to think about. (result of a quick googling...I would call the dealer who delivered the bike and ream them a new one)

from what I gather, its an adjustment issue that can rear its head...since ur bike is brand new, of a new model, I would bet it wasn't set just right from the factory. take it to dealer and have it looked at, but personally, I've never met a duc owner who had that happen...weird

also...http://www.ducati1098.net/forum/arch...php/t-470.html

let me know what your dealer says...if they give you any crap, call donnie (also, he may be closer)
I've seen the issue on several different forums (not the hyper but as you said all Ducati's are similar when it comes to this)

It's basically one of 3 problems...each get progressively worse to fix so we'll see.


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Interesting...I found this post:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthre...hif ter+stuck

and this was referenced as well:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=24014


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Well, I dropped it off at Coleman's today and their tech looked it over quickly and it seems there's something going on interally.

Basically, it boils down to either something out of adjustment which the tech said would be an easy quick fix OR...the tranny will need to be replaced which means ordering it and having the motor pulled and all that mess.

Good thing is it's covered under warranty so while this sucks I'd rather this happen now instead of it being out of warranty.


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There goes the thought of a 1098, thanks for the heads up


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There goes the thought of a 1098, thanks for the heads up
Actually, if you check out 1098-forumscom you'll see that they don't have too many issues outside of the stalling issue.

I'm curious to know whether this issue is just an adjustment of if a part failed. The research doesn't show this to be a common issue so I guess we'll see. With 500 miles it wouldn't surprise me if something just came out of adjustment.

I will post up once I get more details but aside from this the bike rocks!


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Think I'll still stick to an 08 zx6r.


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I don't consider the Ducati to be as reliable as my Yamaha's or Suzuki. However, I realized and accepted this so the nice thing is that they do have a 2 year warranty so hopefully I'll get the bugs worked out.

If you want reliability...I'd say stick to the Japanese bikes...while I'd love to race a Ducati because I really enjoy the powerband I'll stick to a Japanese bike. For now it's the R6 so eventually I'll switch to something else when I decide it's time to upgrade. (which won't be for a while at my current riding ability)


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I don't consider the Ducati to be as reliable as my Yamaha's or Suzuki. However, I realized and accepted this so the nice thing is that they do have a 2 year warranty so hopefully I'll get the bugs worked out.

If you want reliability...I'd say stick to the Japanese bikes...while I'd love to race a Ducati because I really enjoy the powerband I'll stick to a Japanese bike. For now it's the R6 so eventually I'll switch to something else when I decide it's time to upgrade. (which won't be for a while at my current riding ability)
I'd tend to agree with you..but I think our opinions are historically shaped (traditionally Euro bikes have been inferior but more exotic etc etc...) Think about it, for the money you put down and this day and age...should they really not be able to put out something cool and reliable as well??? Its like saying its ok for the Porsche to break down more than the Nissan....(damn...it actually does... ) . For the investment, you deserve to expect equal or better... and for the record...luv the bike man

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