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AntiHero Oct 8th 2013 02:19 PM

Misfire at idle?
Edit: Crap! Posted in the wrong forum. If a moderator would be so kind as to move to Technical, I'd appreciate it.

My bike has been occasionally misfiring a little at idle, as well as occasionally holding high RPMs (also at idle, but only after riding, never at startup).

Bike is fine cold, but then after 1-2 min:

Panigale Misfire? at Idle - YouTube

Been to two different Ducati dealers and so far nothing.....no codes are thrown, everything seems to be fine, only it's not.

fireman1251 Oct 8th 2013 03:55 PM

Mine does that all the time, exact same sound. Got more prominent after the upmap this spring.

Just a little afterfire caused by the idle mixture being a tad rich. My Hypermotard did it all the time, no worry!

Bet ya it runs just fine with the throttle wide open;)

AntiHero Oct 8th 2013 08:10 PM

Yes, it does run fine WOT. Happy I'm not the only one. But with ride by wire and a pukka ECU the bike should know it's at idle....perhaps O2 sensor is mucked up? Sounds like shit and the bike does stall under partial throttle (and sometimes at idle). Not sure if any symptoms are being caused by the same thing. Bike is at MotoCorsa, and they've been pretty spectacular to work with so far. Stay tuned, should have more info tomorrow.

EvoL Oct 8th 2013 09:15 PM

Have you ever changed the spark plugs?

Xbox Oct 8th 2013 09:47 PM

FWIW, a BMW dealer told me that the ECU doesn't take input from O2 sensors when engine is cold, or at idle.

NightmareSTi Oct 8th 2013 09:51 PM

Kinds weird question...wtf is pukka?

Fragile Oct 8th 2013 10:23 PM

maybe an exhaust issue, broken weld or something. almost sounds like pressure builds and metal to metal slapping sound.

Xbox Oct 8th 2013 10:27 PM


Originally Posted by NightmareSTi (Post 126000)
Kinds weird question...wtf is pukka?

Decent, quality, good - pukka!!

Xbox Oct 8th 2013 10:29 PM

Simple solution Anti ......


I reckon DNA should pony up for you ;)

fireman1251 Oct 9th 2013 02:37 AM


Originally Posted by Xbox (Post 126007)
Simple solution Anti ......


I reckon DNA should pony up for you ;)

Very true!

Either that or you do what I did to "fix" the smoke issue: Only start your engine once you're seated and plop it in gear and ride off immediately. That idling business is not good anyways.:D

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