That'd be me....servo is on the exhaust midpipe...unscrew the guard plate...advance the flap by hand...unhook the cable...tuck it all back in nice and tidy...screw back in guard...that will disconnect the servo which did help immensely but alas I'm still troubled by a hot start if the engine climbs above 186°f ...I've since bought a colder range sparkplug ( MAR10a-j ) and intend on installing this week to see if that helps....also going to peak at the valves to see if they're gummed up again
How many miles you got on it? Do you do your own valves? Have you had a chance to look at the backs of the intake valves? What's your plug gapped to initially? How long have they been in since you noticed the problem of hot starting?
Working on a few theories ...one that the heat in the plug is effecting the spark or the gap is too big and the coils just aren't up to the task when it's super hot... I've gone from a few seconds waiting to a few minutes over the course of the last 6k miles...it's a work in progress
That is your post Buhgaboo! I actually commented there too.
I have just over 10,000 miles. I do not do my own valves. From what the dealer told me they actually replaced the intake valves. Not sure of the gap on the spark plugs but they replaced those too so probably factory gap.
I'm bringing my bike back in over the winter. Since it's still under warranty Ducati is making them run through a bunch of tests when I bring it back in. Ducati does want them to check the valves.
My bike won't start until it cools down to about 150 degrees. Super annoying!
This is just a long shot but do you have an MD integrated tail light. When I first installed it on my bike it threw all sorts of errors when the bike got hot and the fan came on. They had an included module that fixed the issue that I initially didn't have installed. Again, long shot. Also, do you think it's a mechanical, upmap, electrical, or combination?
I can't believe Ducati doesn't do anything about this and doesn't have an answer. A look around the internet and it's obviously not an isolated problem. Very disappointed. My next bike may have to be a KTM! Hahaha
Thanks for your posts, they rule!