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Old Jul 20th 2019, 04:37 PM   #1
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V4R Oil leaking issues

Hey guys I am new to this Ducati forum and I am having an issue with my brand new 2019 Ducati V4r. The issue that I am having with the motorcycle is an oil leaking issue that is traveling from underneath the motorcycle onto the rear tire. However the bike has been taken back to the dealership twice in less than 2 weeks with the same exact issue. I contacted Ducati North America and they are sending a representative to review the problem. The motorcycle was also violently gaining power then losing it as if the fuel was cutoff and the restored during high speed runs. 650ib is having this very same issue and two V4r owners have their V4r's at Ducati Detroit awaiting an assessment. Can you guys offer any suggestions as to what is going on with the motorcycle.
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Old Jul 20th 2019, 05:54 PM   #2
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Do what I did a d get an rsv4 1100 instead....lol

Christ, why are oil leaks still a thing on a $40k machine? That's not character, That's annoying. You would think with the technology involved in pumping out 200 plus hp you could find the tech to seal an engine.

I love ducs dont get me wrong but so far I'm 3 for 3 on oil leaking ducatis.
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Old Jul 20th 2019, 07:28 PM   #3
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Are you sure your oil level is correct? Between the marks in the sight glass 2.5 hours after turned off. There also is a faulty clutch shaft seal but it wasn't a profound leak on mine, just slight oil noted on case around clutch.
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Old Jul 20th 2019, 07:43 PM   #4
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Good luck with DNA, they are absolutely worthless.
I had to call Italy to get a well known issue on my 1199R fixed.
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Old Jul 20th 2019, 10:25 PM   #5
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There is a bulletin for a faulty seal between the dry clutch and motor. Mine was replaced under warranty, so far no more leaks.
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Old Jul 21st 2019, 03:36 AM   #6
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Good luck with DNA, they are absolutely worthless.
I had to call Italy to get a well known issue on my 1199R fixed.
I agree IMO DNA has the worst customers service - I had to call italy also .
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Old Jul 21st 2019, 04:47 AM   #7
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My V4r recently received its first service so over filling the oil was not an issue. The motorcycle is extremely quick and very fast.. I do not regret my purchase at all. I am simply looking for information that may help me and other V4r owners in the future. I really do not care about other motorcycle brands only the Ducati v4 and v4r's.
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Old Jul 21st 2019, 06:01 AM   #8
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My V4r recently received its first service so over filling the oil was not an issue.
Yes, mine was overfilled by a quart after its initial service, its a common issue. If it's overfilled, when it gets hot it will overflow into the airbox which will drain out of the vents in the very bottom of fairing.
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Old Jul 21st 2019, 01:05 PM   #9
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Yes, mine was overfilled by a quart after its initial service, its a common issue. If it's overfilled, when it gets hot it will overflow into the airbox which will drain out of the vents in the very bottom of fairing.
It’s “common” for Ducati dealers to overfill their bikes?? What are we saying here? What?? I doubt it is common at all.
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Old Jul 21st 2019, 04:26 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Moondognyc View Post
It’s “common” for Ducati dealers to overfill their bikes?? What are we saying here? What?? I doubt it is common at all.
Says a guy that doesn't even have the bike but please elaborate on your expert V4R knowledge so we can all learn. This happened to me and two other guys all at different dealers, point being this is just something for someone blowing oil to check out. I like to personally know and do my own maintenance vs blind trust.
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