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Old Oct 8th 2017, 06:49 AM   #1
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DP clutch reservoir - leak

Hi,

Just noticed something that really worries me. As per attached picture the DP clutch reservoir has some signs of leak. It looks like that reservoir is slightly damage already by fluid and some sign of fluid can be seen on cable.
I was trying to google any similar case but couldn't find anything.
I was wondering how is it possible that reservoir has a leak?What could cause it? I have done approximately 3500km with the DP reservoir and never had any problem.
I am planning to visit my dealer shortly and I hope that my warrenty claim won't be rejected.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Old Oct 8th 2017, 08:54 AM   #2
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Too much fluid.
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Old Oct 8th 2017, 09:52 AM   #3
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Bet some twits will be saying you must embrace it it's all in the Ducati ownership experience
It's part of the Italian brand romance

Off topic but I can't help just adding I called home today (I'm away on duty for 3 months) my wife tells me that there is now some pink liquid collecting under my bike....

I think if that is the case the only thing that has not leaked on mine is petrol
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Old Oct 8th 2017, 11:22 AM   #4
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Hopefully it is not too much fluid- looking at the issue from the service technician perspective.
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Old Oct 8th 2017, 03:39 PM   #5
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[QUOTE=maska321;293710]Hi,

Just noticed something that really worries me. As per attached picture the DP clutch reservoir has some signs of leak. It looks like that reservoir is slightly damage already by fluid and some sign of fluid can be seen on cable.
I was trying to google any similar case but couldn't find anything.
I was wondering how is it possible that reservoir has a leak?What could cause it? I have done approximately 3500km with the DP reservoir and never had any problem.
I am planning to visit my dealer shortly and I hope that my warrenty claim won't be rejected.

Thanks in advance for any advice.


Hi Mate,
Mine leaked from day 1. After doing lots of measurements I concluded that there is not enough force from the cap on to the sealing diaphragm to stop leaks when the cap is screwed down. I ended up placing a thin(ish) teflon washer between the diaphragm and the cap to increase the pressure between the two sealing surfaces....worked a treat.
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Originally Posted by maska321 View Post
Hi,



Just noticed something that really worries me. As per attached picture the DP clutch reservoir has some signs of leak. It looks like that reservoir is slightly damage already by fluid and some sign of fluid can be seen on cable.

I was trying to google any similar case but couldn't find anything.

I was wondering how is it possible that reservoir has a leak?What could cause it? I have done approximately 3500km with the DP reservoir and never had any problem.

I am planning to visit my dealer shortly and I hope that my warrenty claim won't be rejected.



Thanks in advance for any advice.





Hi Mate,

Mine leaked from day 1. After doing lots of measurements I concluded that there is not enough force from the cap on to the sealing diaphragm to stop leaks when the cap is screwed down. I ended up placing a thin(ish) teflon washer between the diaphragm and the cap to increase the pressure between the two sealing surfaces....worked a treat.


Thanks for advice. Definitely worth trying....
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....geeesh....why be troubled....this is just another part of the romance with your Italian hardware.....embrace it with open arms
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Old Oct 8th 2017, 04:41 PM   #8
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For caresses she has to despair
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Old Dec 9th 2017, 04:39 AM   #9
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Done and dusted under warranty.
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Old Dec 11th 2017, 02:11 PM   #10
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Done and dusted under warranty.
What did they say was the cause?

I've had mine for a while now and (knock on wood) they've been great!
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