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Old Aug 14th 2018, 07:15 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by ilmostro View Post
Disappointed in Ducati for not resolving this in the v4. My 1299 panigale had this issue for limp clutch since the first 200 miles of ownership and bleeding the clutch every 200 miles became a way of life.

The one and only way to fix this issue is a replacement of the clutch master cylinder. Replaced mine with a brembo rcs 16 after 3 years of carrying a 11mm wrench in my trunk and finally got fed up with the bleeding and got it done.

Should really be a recall from Ducati and brembo.
My mistake for not clarifying in my OP, but this IS a recall from Ducati. Apparently, enough people reported the issue for them to release a bulletin. I was told a few weeks ago (well before the bulletin came out) that Ducati was looking into replacing clutch master cylinders if this issue kept making a resurgence. I'm not sure what the details of the recall are, but I'd imagine either the slave, master, or both cylinders are getting revamped.
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Old Aug 14th 2018, 08:34 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by MaverickiB View Post
My mistake for not clarifying in my OP, but this IS a recall from Ducati. Apparently, enough people reported the issue for them to release a bulletin. I was told a few weeks ago (well before the bulletin came out) that Ducati was looking into replacing clutch master cylinders if this issue kept making a resurgence. I'm not sure what the details of the recall are, but I'd imagine either the slave, master, or both cylinders are getting revamped.
wait, how does this work? They only replace it if you complain?
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Old Aug 14th 2018, 09:30 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by spinkick View Post
wait, how does this work? They only replace it if you complain?
No. Enough people complained for it to become an actual recall. I was told by my dealer when I bought the bike to tell them about any little thing that happens, it all gets sent up to Ducati. Looks like they're listening real hard this time around, they really want the V4 to do well.
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Old Aug 14th 2018, 09:32 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by MaverickiB View Post
No. Enough people complained for it to become an actual recall. I was told by my dealer when I bought the bike to tell them about any little thing that happens, it all gets sent up to Ducati. Looks like they're listening real hard this time around, they really want the V4 to do well.
Oh wow, I'll have to call them
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Old Aug 14th 2018, 09:59 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by MaverickiB View Post
My mistake for not clarifying in my OP, but this IS a recall from Ducati. Apparently, enough people reported the issue for them to release a bulletin. I was told a few weeks ago (well before the bulletin came out) that Ducati was looking into replacing clutch master cylinders if this issue kept making a resurgence. I'm not sure what the details of the recall are, but I'd imagine either the slave, master, or both cylinders are getting revamped.
I'm glad they have had enough complaints to issue this recall. I have replaced both the master and slave. Brembo rcs 16 and oberon slave. The combo works beautifully.

I have buddies that have 1199's that have had this issue, so how many years did that take? Good on you Ducati.
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Old Aug 15th 2018, 12:26 PM   #16
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I wonder how long it will take for this campaign to start. The recall checker on their website doesnt show anything.
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Old Aug 15th 2018, 11:56 PM   #17
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I am starting to have the clutch issue as well at just over 1000 miles. Does anybody know of any good tutorials on how to do this (or mind explaining how to do it yourself)?


If you are really going to do this donít follow the procedure below your post unless you like brake fluid on your bike.

Buy a mitty vac and use the tubes and overflow tank. Pump up the suction to 15-20 pounds. Open the bleeder valve and close it before suction goes to zero. You can even suck out a bit of fluid if you like. The air will suck out first and your lever will be firm again.

Mitty vacs are $40. I bought mine to flush the brakes and clutch when my lever was about gone. Now 4-500 miles later and clutch was gone again three days ago.

Something needs to be replaced.
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Old Aug 16th 2018, 02:22 AM   #18
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Just a thought , would a less hydroscopic rated fluid be the answer? Like a dot 4 . Just a thought .
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Old Aug 16th 2018, 08:36 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Calderara di Reno View Post
Just a thought , would a less hydroscopic rated fluid be the answer? Like a dot 4 . Just a thought .
seems like it would just be a band aid to the real issue, but it might extend time between bleeds.
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Old Aug 16th 2018, 09:59 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Calderara di Reno View Post
Just a thought , would a less hydroscopic rated fluid be the answer? Like a dot 4 . Just a thought .


The bikes already come with DOT4 fluid.
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