Shifting issue. Shift to 1st and goes to neutral and same with 2nd

Feb 2016
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Long Island
Hey guys. Maybe someone can shed some light into whats going on with my 1299. We installed a Cordona QS on the bike. But didnt know whether it mattered whether the part where the sensor was attached to faced forward or backward. Initially the Cordona shifter rod was installed facing the rear of the bike where the QS and wires were connected to the shifter rod. The bike is set up gp shifting. When I went throught the gears it went to 1st then 2nd through 6th. Then we thought maybe its facing the wrong way so we flipped it ( we were told it didnt matter which way it faced). After flipping it I tried going to 1st. When I let go after going into 1st I hear a click and it goes into neutral on its own. When I went to 2nd and let go I heard this click and it went back to neutral. So we flipped it back to how it was originally. And same thing happened. Go into 1st , let go and I hear a click and it goes into neutral. Go into 2nd , let go and I hear a click and it goes back to neutral. Does anyone know what the issue may be?
 
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Jul 2015
127
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Oslo, Norway
Could be a small pin in the outer part of the gearbox that is broken. Comon issue, had it on mine, it was stuck in first gear. It that is the case, then it's a warranty case.
 
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Feb 2016
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Could be a small pin in the outer part of the gearbox that is broken. Comon issue, had it on mine, it was stuck in first gear. It that is the case, then it's a warranty case.
Thanks for the reply. After tinkering around a bit. If i put it into 1st gear from neutral it now remains in neutral. But if I try upshifting from neutral to 2nd, it clicks into 2nd. And then when i let go you hear this slight click and it goes right back to neutral. The clicking I hear when it goes to neutral from 2nd sounds like that slight clicking sound is coming from inside the bike on the left side. Or I may be hearing things and the clicking is the shifter rod and other parts clicking and moving from 2nd to neutral
 
Feb 2016
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Long Island
Kvalheimracing I wish it was still under warranty. The bike is a 2015 that I bought brand new March 2016. So the warranty expired Feb 2018. If it is a broken pin in the outer part of the gearbox. What do you thing the cost would be to replace that part along with labor? If you cant estimate labor costs because you dont know our hourly labor costs. How many hours would it take to fix the issue if thats the issue?
 
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Jul 2015
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Oslo, Norway
Kvalheimracing I wish it was still under warranty. The bike is a 2015 that I bought brand new March 2016. So the warranty expired Feb 2018. If it is a broken pin in the outer part of the gearbox. What do you thing the cost would be to replace that part along with labor? If you cant estimate labor costs because you dont know our hourly labor costs. How many hours would it take to fix the issue if thats the issue?
Mine was a really quick fix. just half a hour or something like that. I guess they charge an hour anyway. When they told me about the pin stuff it sounder really easy, so actuallt I could have done it myself. It is just recplacing a broken part behind a cover. Sp I would have checked first myself if I were you. I use the site # DUCATI Online Genuine Spare Parts Catalog to look at schematics if I wonder how the parts are.
 
Jul 2015
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Oslo, Norway
Thanks for the reply. After tinkering around a bit. If i put it into 1st gear from neutral it now remains in neutral. But if I try upshifting from neutral to 2nd, it clicks into 2nd. And then when i let go you hear this slight click and it goes right back to neutral. The clicking I hear when it goes to neutral from 2nd sounds like that slight clicking sound is coming from inside the bike on the left side. Or I may be hearing things and the clicking is the shifter rod and other parts clicking and moving from 2nd to neutral
Definetly open up the outer part of the gearbox and see (no oil there)
 
Feb 2016
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Guys thanks for the info. kvalheimracing as for the shift not holding, with the bike in the on or off position Im actually thinking because the motor isnt running and the gears are not spinning that may be the first thing Ill check. I didnt think of that until a few hours ago. This would be normal for most bikes as the gears are not necessarily meshing with the bike off. Ill rotate the rear wheel while shifting and see it that will help the gears to fully engage and not fall back to neutral. This would never happen with motor running and only happens when trying to shift with the bike stationary. If thats not the case then I will go to plan B which is what Kvalheimracing posted about regarding the pins.

DucatiKev I have about 5500 miles on the Ducati 1299, 5800 miles on the S1000RR, 6700 miles on the S1000R, 8500 miles on the Dyna but thats after a full engine rebuild from top to bottom only keeping the crank case. in 2016. Otherwise it would be 22,000 miles. And before my Street Glide was stolen last spring that had 23,500 miles. So since 2010 with these bikes and the one stolen this past May Ive put on 63,300 miles on 9 years. Averaging 7,055 miles per year combined on all 5 bikes up until last May which then brought it down to 4 bikes.
 
Dec 2019
191
64
USA: Philly Pa & Venice FL
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I love it!
I shipped everything down to Florida for the winter
Daytona 675 has 14,K
1299S has under 4K
Dayna 15,000
No major issues on anything yet, some leaking out of the 1299 clutch where I have to keep bleeding it at the master cylinder

would you ever dare bring it to your local Ducati dealer or are you the type that can & will fix it yourself

also, what are your top speeds on each bike??

good luck with your transmission, I hope it gets squared away
 
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Mar 2019
47
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Hanford CA
Check that the shift rod is adjusted with enough throw to rotate the shift shaft to its full rotation to move it into the next gear. I ran into a similar situation when adjusting the shift lever to a GP shift pattern. When I got the shift lever to where I wanted it, the shift rod (the rod going from the foot pedal to the shift shaft) was not positioned correctly so when I would attempt to shift from 1st to 2nd it was only rotating 1/2 of what was required to shift to the next gear.