Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: washington, d.c.
i'm having a firing issue on my 696 which has 6k miles on it.
a few weeks ago the bike just died at a busy intersection as i was on my way to the dealer, and started fueling erratically with no power delivery, followed by a surge. followed by nothing. this continued for 20 miles until i reached the dealer.
they had the bike for 5 days, in which they spoke to ducati. this problem is not the one referenced in the recall. they returned the bike and all was well after they identified a loose connector). in the meantime i had an oil cooler fitted to help out with temperature (which it is).
today, after riding for 160 miles with my wife on her kawasaki ninja 250, we are at a stop light in frederick, MD. and the bike just completely died. i pulled over, let the bike cool down for 10 mins. and started her back up. decided to try and get the bike to my dealer (about 30 miles away). the bike ran like a dog for the next 30 miles, operating on only one cylinder, then coming on strong, then dying without notice. stopped a couple of times & finally managed to get the kangarooing bike to my dealer against all odds.
i'll post a follow up next week after i find out more.
2009 1100S Pearl White - Crashed at 23,500 miles
Rebuilding whole bike as a Ducati Darmah Tribute bike.