Go Back   Ducati Forum > Ducati Forum > Ducati Superbikes

Ducati Superbikes Ducati Superbikes Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Oct 16th 2014, 04:40 AM   #1
Senior Member
akunochi's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2014
From: North Carolina

Posts: 181
Thanks: 56

848 showing issues again. surging stuttering.

Ok so my wifes 848 is still showing issues. The bike runs smooth while rolling on the throttle, but hesitate/stutters at cinstant throttle. I replaced the following and it improved initially after adding new coils, but the problem is back.

I have replaced:

Fuel filter
front sprocket
rear sprocket
ignition coils
spark plugs

I have checked

Tps signal voltage and compared to jp diag readout
fuel pump relay
all grounds and connector
kick stand sensor

I have reset tps.

I initially pulled a primary/secondary ignition circuit on coil a fault. Now this is gone. Should i replace the tps next?

Would a bad voltage regulstor cause this?

Could the dp ecu be that out of tune?
akunochi is offline  
Old Oct 16th 2014, 06:25 AM   #2
Senior Member
maslov's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2014
From: Cincinnati

Posts: 455
Thanks: 158

I Ride: '12 1199S
I had a similar issue on mine. I'll need to check with my mechanic, but I remember that both the coil and the stater had to be replaced...
maslov is offline  
Old Oct 17th 2014, 04:29 AM   #3
Joined: May 2014
From: Los Angeles

Posts: 39
Thanks: 1

I Ride: 2013 1199s
No, a lot of the 1199 do it also. I have tried everything. The only thing that helped was putting race gas in it.
Dr Weiss60 is offline  
Old Oct 17th 2014, 08:13 AM   #4
Senior Member
akunochi's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2014
From: North Carolina

Posts: 181
Thanks: 56

Voltage reg was bad. I just replaced it and still have the issue. Stator is testing good.

After replacing the voltage reg is keep pulling the following faults.

Primary/secondary circuit a fault
primary/secondary circuit b fault
throttle position sensor circuit a fault.
akunochi is offline  
Old Oct 18th 2014, 05:50 AM   #5
Joined: Apr 2014
From: Townsville, Australia

Posts: 44
Thanks: 18

I Ride: 2013 1199 S
This is just a thought...as you seem to have covered most things.
Have you tested the Lambda sensor? Checked its connector?

From what I've read they fail rich, cause surging. Not sure if they fail across the range or work in some areas and not in others/gradually get worse.

It's bizarre that it's pointing you towards coils again and TPS after reset.

You've replaced the ecu (+software) and coils, so to my thoughts it has to be an input (sensor).

Please post the solution when you or Ducati find it. Thanks.
Adrian Sprint is offline  
Old Oct 19th 2014, 10:39 AM   #6
Senior Member
akunochi's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2014
From: North Carolina

Posts: 181
Thanks: 56

Adrian i will definitely post a solution. I am going to go ahead and replace the tps and ill check the o2 sensors as well.
akunochi is offline  
Old Dec 1st 2014, 01:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
Joined: Feb 2014
From: Earth

Posts: 106
Thanks: 14

I Ride: 848 and 1199S
That sucks!

If your running the DP ECU, did you disconnect the O2 sensors an block them off slugs? I wonder if the air idle control valves are causing a problem.
DUCKYMAR is offline  
Old Feb 27th 2015, 02:30 PM   #8
Senior Member
akunochi's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2014
From: North Carolina

Posts: 181
Thanks: 56

Ok I finally got home from a trip and had time to work on this again.

I replaced the TPS with another one and reset. I also chopped off the old stator wires and replaced them. Then I disconnected the HID ballasts, headlights, and taillights to start inspecting the entire harness.

Still no luck. However, the symptoms are getting narrowed down.

If I warm the engine up in neutral and then hold the throttle steady at increasingly high RPMs the bike will begin backfiring around 7-7.5K. It is very loud pops almost like shooting flames from a pani on decal with a full system.

Also when riding it will blink the CEL randomly as it chugs, but the CEL goes away after you let off throttle.

I am beginning to think the bike is running Lean or Rich in the higher RPMS maybe????
akunochi is offline  
Old Feb 27th 2015, 03:14 PM   #9
Senior Member
80shilling's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2015
From: San Francisco, CA

Posts: 946
Thanks: 793

Clogged injector maybe? How many tanks of gas have you run through the bike, just to make sure it's not bad gas? I'd throw some fuel injector cleaner through it for a couple of tanks and see if that improves it. I had a similar series of symptoms on my bike at one time and it was a clogged injector.
80shilling is offline  
Old Feb 27th 2015, 03:26 PM   #10
Senior Member
akunochi's Avatar
Joined: Jun 2014
From: North Carolina

Posts: 181
Thanks: 56

We've put a few tanks through it now. I forced it to run the Dragon a couple times...lol
akunochi is offline  

  Ducati Forum > Ducati Forum > Ducati Superbikes

848, issues, showing, stuttering, surging

Search tags for this page
Click on a term to search for related topics.
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rambo showing off again! lex2go Motorcycle Talk 15 Jul 22nd 2013 04:17 PM
showing your ducati love on your car? Phl Motorcycle Talk 14 Jun 25th 2013 12:17 PM
owners, any surging issues under 4k rpm? zvez Ducati 1199 8 May 24th 2012 05:23 PM
996 surging burty Motorcycle Talk 0 Jan 20th 2012 11:54 PM

Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed