I purchased a 2006 S2R1000 last weekend, and I'm just starting to tear into it. Cosmetically, it's pretty nice and it runs. It has ~14,400 miles on it, and I got it from the second owner. First owner was this guy's brother. Maintenance appears a little sketchy (loose dry chain). The PO is still looking for receipts. but he had work done at the only local Ducati dealer. I'll check with them and see what they can tell me. The seller says valves and belts were done a couple of years ago, so I'll play it safe take care of both before I put any real miles on it.
I took it for a ~15 mile spin today, and noticed a few things I'd like to get some input on. Possibly, all these issues are related.
First off, it doesn't want to idle. It runs smoothly all the way to red line and pulls like a train, but it dies as soon as the throttle is closed.
I also heard more valve noise than I'm used to. This may be the difference between the air cooled Monster and my water cooled ST, but it seemed excessive. As I mentioned, I'll be checking that out in the near future.
Finally, the thing that bothers me most is the temperature. It was ~50 deg.F during my spin today, and the temperature indicator said the bike was running at 195 deg.F. It may have still been climbing, but I ran out of time. I'm used to seeing ~165 deg.F on my ST, so this seems high. Once again, maybe it's the difference between air and water cooled?
Thoughts or input on any of these would be appreciated. I'll be working on valves, belts, TB sync, etc. over the next few weeks, but I'd like to know if there's anything else I should be checking on while I'm at it. Thanks in advance.
'06 Ducati S2R1000, '06 Ducati ST3s
'00 Yamaha WR400, '03 Honda TRX300ex