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Old Jul 10th 2018, 03:44 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by Bradoshi View Post
Evening all,

Sorry for the delayed reply I have been away for a few days.

Just to be clear the bike was properly run in as per the Ducati manual. At the time of the latest failure it had done about 3500km...



As an update unfortunately the bike is still in the workshop..... (its spend over 6 weeks there since i took delivery).

For some reason despite the misfire rendering it unridable there are no error codes stored in the system. And because the Ducati techs over here are not much more than tyre fitters they are not up to the task of diagnosing the problem.
So what they are doing is taking it for a ride then downloading the riding logs, emailing them to Italy for review then waiting to see what the Italians say to try next.

Its been broken for over a week now and we are no further forward than the day it went wrong.
How is the service on your V4 coming along? I hope that you've made some progress?
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Old Sep 18th 2018, 09:37 PM   #32
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Same with mine,

I have a V4 Speciale

Nearly 4 months 600 miles. It has spent ~4 weeks of that, In the Ducati workshop.
1- Quick Shifter Replacement (2 weeks)
2- Counter-Shaft oil leaks (2 weeks)
3- Counter-Shaft Oil leak (2 time, going in again)

Not happy with this purchase...
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Old Sep 18th 2018, 09:52 PM   #33
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Mine keeps on wrecking rear tyres
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Old Sep 19th 2018, 01:07 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by Dingo View Post
C'mon... we're not a bunch of idiots around here that don't know a reed valve from a choke. Of course they're race bikes, just like my 959, but that doesn't mean I take it to the track just off the showroom floor and put the engine through the ringer.
What if I was to tell you that every single one of these bikes are put through the ringer in every gear for 12 minutes on a dyno before ever leaving the factory?
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Old Sep 19th 2018, 01:54 AM   #35
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Originally Posted by Rogue View Post
What if I was to tell you that every single one of these bikes are put through the ringer in every gear for 12 minutes on a dyno before ever leaving the factory?
Itís to bed the rings in not run the motor in
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Old Sep 19th 2018, 04:37 AM   #36
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Itís to bed the rings in not run the motor in
I get that, but it also debunked the whole ďtake it easy and donít rev it past x amount of RPMĒ theory for me when I watched it being taken to redline dozens of times.
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Old Sep 19th 2018, 04:47 AM   #37
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No manufacturer would ever write in the owner's manual ... "to run in the engine correctly you need to drive it HARD!. The harder the better. We would like you to rev the engine hard so the rings eat into the cross hatch and bed in to form a good seal."

If they did write that and someone crashes they would sue the manufacturer because "they told me to do it!"

They also don't tell you to come back after a HARD 100km round trip and change the run in oil we filled the engine with so as to get rid of the metal that you just wore away (correctly and necessarily) running the engine in.

But in fact it's what you SHOULD do.
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Old Sep 19th 2018, 06:03 AM   #38
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Originally Posted by HERNANJO View Post
Same with mine,

I have a V4 Speciale

Nearly 4 months 600 miles. It has spent ~4 weeks of that, In the Ducati workshop.
1- Quick Shifter Replacement (2 weeks)
2- Counter-Shaft oil leaks (2 weeks)
3- Counter-Shaft Oil leak (2 time, going in again)

Not happy with this purchase...
Sorry to hear about that, i wouldn't be happy either if my 40K bike had this many issues.
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Old Sep 19th 2018, 06:54 AM   #39
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Originally Posted by HERNANJO View Post
Same with mine,

I have a V4 Speciale

Nearly 4 months 600 miles. It has spent ~4 weeks of that, In the Ducati workshop.
1- Quick Shifter Replacement (2 weeks)
2- Counter-Shaft oil leaks (2 weeks)
3- Counter-Shaft Oil leak (2 time, going in again)

Not happy with this purchase...


What number is your Speciale?
Just want to know the quality issue based on production number.

Mine is #370 and haven't had any issues other than the air in the clutch.
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Old Sep 19th 2018, 08:56 AM   #40
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