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Old May 18th 2018, 11:34 PM   #11
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I Ride: 2018 Panigale V4. Have had 4 Ducatis before this. And some 30 other bikes.
I had the same concerns. But after studying the chain, it is clear to me that this is the longest chain/longest swing arm I have seen on any bike. Long chain means long distance for the slack to slap. It guess this is something we have to live with...
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Old May 28th 2018, 07:22 AM   #12
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Keep a close eye on the chain it should be at the tight end of the spectrum which is 23 mm of deflection in the middle of the chain. On this bike it's critical!!! I've heard what happened when it's to loose.
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Old Jun 1st 2018, 04:40 AM   #13
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Is there something in the drivetrain that's noisy on this model
......... Yep, two extra cyliders!!
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Old Jul 7th 2018, 02:57 AM   #14
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Hi all,
The chain on v4 touches and damages the swing arm even with correct tension . I have put in a warranty claim . The dealer demo bike was the same . It needs a longer guide to protect it ! Totally rubbish design by Ducati snd lack of R&D !
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Old Jul 7th 2018, 08:06 AM   #15
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If you push on it, the chain can touch the swingarm while in spec. However, when it slaps, it hits the guard. I tightened mine to be in spec and it rarely slaps. The chain just stretches quickly.
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Old Jul 7th 2018, 11:54 PM   #16
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Mine is set to 23mm and still marks swing arm on bumpy uk. Roads . Ducati need to fix this issue . Complete lack of proper R & D
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