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Possible issue with the monster, anyone have a trailer in falls church?
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Possible issue with the monster, anyone have a trailer in falls church? - September 28, 2013, 02:22 PM

Went to drain the oil...





Shit. That's the oil drain plug with metal object.

Any ideas? Bike was running fine.


Coleman's says bring it in, don't ride it.. The tech said it looks like (he was very sure of what it was, I forget the name) something to do with the valve springs/shims.

They did the valve check 2,500 miles ago. He mentioned the tech could have dropped it in the engine, but we need to be sure before I ride it again.

I'm few miles away from Coleman's in Falls Church, if anyone has a trailer or truck that can help me get it over to the dealer, that would be awesome. It doesn't have to happen this weekend, and I would be willing to compensate you for your time.


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September 28, 2013, 04:11 PM

It's under warranty, I hope!
I have a trailer that will do and am in Falls Church but they'll be closed 'till Monday Morning. For me monday morning at 7:30 to 8:00 am would work, and I'm off Wednesday so any time that day is fine. phogroian at gmail.
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September 28, 2013, 05:00 PM

It's a valve stem half-ring. It holds the valve stem shims in place. At best, the tech lost one in the engine when he did your valves (sucks that they didn't tell you. I keep track of them when I check my valves because they can disappear and potentially mess things up), at worst it fell off the valve stem and your shims are in danger of coming loose (very bad). Don't start the bike until you have checked ALL the shims.
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That is definitely a keeper for the shim... as was said, could be REALLY bad or just bad..


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October 1, 2013, 12:20 PM

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That is definitely a keeper for the shim... as was said, could be REALLY bad or just bad..

+1.

Do not start the bike. If it's fallen out, then it's just a matter of time before your bike eats a valve, piston, head, and generally needs a full engine teardown due to flying metal parts in it.

Park it, take it back to where it was last worked on, stand over them while they look at it. It's not difficult to see if one is missing when the top is off.


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Have van, can help. Message me for a time to link up this weekend. Happy to help you take it to Winchester Ducati.


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October 2, 2013, 01:26 PM

If you haven't had any help with this, send me a PM. I can probably take my trailer over and give you and your bike a lift to Coleman's either today or tomorrow.


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October 2, 2013, 04:22 PM

Thanks for all of the offers to help trailer the bike everyone! This community really is great. Ducati roadside service is coming to get it tomorrow for free since the bike is under warranty. Hopefully it's a quick turn around so I can enjoy this awesome weather.

Just a heads up in case anyone didn't know, but AAA will only pick up a bike if you have an RV premium account.


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