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Old Apr 3rd 2018, 09:51 AM   #11
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Old Apr 9th 2018, 02:51 PM   #12
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A little update, the radiator fan started making a buzzing noise yesterday. Well, at least I think it's the fan. Very noticeable when the fan keeps running after the bike is turned off, sounds like something is stuck in the fan. Also made a strange smell yesterday evening and this morning, but not this afternoon. Might have just been something I ran over or through in the rain, but I'm not too sure. Coolant levels look normal-ish, though I'm just eyeballing them from the vent holes in the fairings since I don't want to start taking fairings off without documentation or at least a how-to video.

Taking it in this upcoming weekend to see what's up. Will keep y'all posted.

Bike is right around 1300 miles.
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A little update, the radiator fan started making a buzzing noise yesterday. Well, at least I think it's the fan. Very noticeable when the fan keeps running after the bike is turned off, sounds like something is stuck in the fan. Also made a strange smell yesterday evening and this morning, but not this afternoon. Might have just been something I ran over or through in the rain, but I'm not too sure. Coolant levels look normal-ish, though I'm just eyeballing them from the vent holes in the fairings since I don't want to start taking fairings off without documentation or at least a how-to video.

Taking it in this upcoming weekend to see what's up. Will keep y'all posted.

Bike is right around 1300 miles.
What kind of smell?

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What kind of smell?

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Honestly not too sure, I've never had a bike with coolant so I don't know what coolant really smells like. Doesn't smell like oil. Since it wasn't really apparent in the afternoon, I think it might have just been something I went through. There was some white residue from something I must have rode through on the right side of my bike, it might have just been that cooking on the motor. It was kind of a chemical-ish smell almost like cleaning agents.
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Honestly not too sure, I've never had a bike with coolant so I don't know what coolant really smells like. Doesn't smell like oil. Since it wasn't really apparent in the afternoon, I think it might have just been something I went through. There was some white residue from something I must have rode through on the right side of my bike, it might have just been that cooking on the motor. It was kind of a chemical-ish smell almost like cleaning agents.
Sounds like coolant to me. May want to check the level... The bike does feel much hotter than any other bike I've ever owned or ridden. Maybe it's just me being traumatized, but yes definitely get it checked out and please do let us know what you find.

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Coolant is very slick. If it’s coming out of the bike it could make you crash if it gets on the tires. Might want to check tightness on the resivior cap and or hose clamps on coolant lines. If it’s white residue that could be coolant.
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I'm not really sure if I want to tackle taking the fairings off when I haven't found any guidance on how to do so without breaking shit yet. The white residue started at the front of the fairing in a spot where leaking coolant can't really get to at all, and I don't see any of it inside the fairing itself. I'll definitely keep an eye on it and avoid prolonged spirited riding until it gets checked out.
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Old Apr 14th 2018, 04:54 PM   #18
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Ducati looked at it today. Radiator fan was partially seized up, difficult to turn by hand, so they are replacing it. No coolant leak or anything, the smell was likely something that got stuck on the motor. I didn't smell it the last few times I rode it, so that checks out. They gave me a Supersport to ride around for now, which is pretty cool of them since it's a relatively small dealership.
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