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Hello. Just joined the Ducati family and new to the forum here!

Background:
-I recently purchased a used 2012 Monster 1100 evo with 6000kms.
-Inspection was done to the purchase and everything passed...
-No warranty left

Symptoms:
-I would start the bike and the bike wouldn't hold idle and die with in 1-2 seconds
-I could force it to hold idle with throttle but as soon as I let go, the bike dies
-It happened to be twice so far and both time it was after 30-60 minutes of riding and the bike was fairy warm, although not overheating.
-If I leave the bike and come back after few hours it would start normally.

The oil in the bike was a bit dirty so I changed the oil and the filter today and the bike seems to be running a lot smoother. I will have to monitor if the problem happens again but for the time being, just want to know if there are members here that have experienced this issue and what the solution was.

Any help would be appreciated! :)

Oil Change: August 11th, 2014
-Motul 300V 10W40
-OEM oil filter

Update: August 14th, 2014
-After 1 hours of riding and make stops here and there, I had no problem starting the bike 3-4 times except for once.
-Couldn't hold idle and died within 1-2 seconds. I tried again immediately and gave it some gas for 3-4 seconds and it had no problem idling.
 

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Are there any mods on the bike? Have you checked the fuel filter?
 

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There are only cosmetic mods are on the bike.
After the oil and filter change, it's been running much smoother and no problem starting so far. Ducati OEM filter and MOTUL 300V (10W40) was used.
 

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At about 12000km my bike started to cut out at idle and was hard to start. It turned out that the valves were too tight. I would have never suspected the valves. I hope a simple fix as changing your oil is the answer, but I would do a major service or at least change all the fluids and filters.
 

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I actually have no clue where this is and how to check it.
My post was directed toward UNC Monster who asked if you had checked the fuel filter.

It, as with most modern FI bikes, is integral to the fuel pump. That means you have to remove the tank plastics, remove the pump package, and then replace the filter. Not an extremely difficult task, but not as easy as looking at a translucent plastic filter hanging on the side of the bike.

BTW, a fuel filter change is not listed as part of the Ducati programmed maintenance plan for the 1100evo.
 

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I actually have no clue where this is and how to check it.
Cks, if you are handy I suggest getting the service manual for your bike. Taking the plastic off the tank and taking the tank off the bike are the hardest parts. Go to the Ducati site and download the parts list for your bike. This will give you a schematic for all the components of your bike. If you have any problems, take a picture or ask a question. There is loads of knowledge on this site.
 

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You do realize what is required to access the fuel filter?
You mean it's not right beside the reservoir for the blinker fluid? :eek:
 
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Cks, if you are handy I suggest getting the service manual for your bike. Taking the plastic off the tank and taking the tank off the bike are the hardest parts. Go to the Ducati site and download the parts list for your bike. This will give you a schematic for all the components of your bike. If you have any problems, take a picture or ask a question. There is loads of knowledge on this site.
Quite far from handy here. :(
 

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At about 12000km my bike started to cut out at idle and was hard to start. It turned out that the valves were too tight. I would have never suspected the valves. I hope a simple fix as changing your oil is the answer, but I would do a major service or at least change all the fluids and filters.
I was just thinking about just riding until the problem become an everyday thing and take it to the dealer. If there are problems with the valve, is this something that I can hold off or is it something that will damage the engine or other components?
 

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I was just thinking about just riding until the problem become an everyday thing and take it to the dealer. If there are problems with the valve, is this something that I can hold off or is it something that will damage the engine or other components?
Don't take this as gospel, but if the problem has gone don't read more into it. Has all the suggested servicing been done by a "competent" mechanic? If so, the engine will settle with use and valves will need to be adjusted, but that is life for motorcyclist. I would say continue to ride like you stole it and if something comes up then find you a mechanic you like and you can trust.
 

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Don't take this as gospel, but if the problem has gone don't read more into it. Has all the suggested servicing been done by a "competent" mechanic? If so, the engine will settle with use and valves will need to be adjusted, but that is life for motorcyclist. I would say continue to ride like you stole it and if something comes up then find you a mechanic you like and you can trust.
Thanks for the suggestion. The suggested servicing has been done, so I think I'm going to just ride until the next major service and get these things looked into then like you said.
So far, I have never had any starting issue incidents.

Thanks!
 

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i just experienced this today with mine, exactly as you described. i'm going to do the same and wait to see if it becomes a regular problem. that will make it easier to diagnose anyway.

do me a favor and keep us posted and i'll do the same if the problem becomes worse.
 

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i just experienced this today with mine, exactly as you described. i'm going to do the same and wait to see if it becomes a regular problem. that will make it easier to diagnose anyway.

do me a favor and keep us posted and i'll do the same if the problem becomes worse.
Will do. It may take some time but I do want to share the "solution"
 

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Unlikely to be the fuel filter from what you say. Possibly running a bit lean or could be throttle position sensor. Duc dealer should be able to run diagnostic check for you to rule out any electronics but this doesn't sound a major issue if it only happens once in a while.
 

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I have a 2012 Monster 1100EVO and it does it EVERYDAY!!! I hate to actually say this but, this bike is the biggest POS I have ever owned. Just recently my front brakes have zero brake pressure. Anyone have thier duc backfire through the throttle bodies? Mine does it all the time. DUc dealer says there is nothing wrong with the bike. Been to two differant dealers too. Anyone want to buy a lightly used EVO?
 

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My 2013 did the same exact thing, but then would idle really high after riding for a few minutes. There was a split in one of the vacuum lines connecting to one of the throttle bodies. Once this was replaced, everything has been great, no more surging at low speeds either.
 

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I have a 2012 Monster 1100EVO and it does it EVERYDAY!!! I hate to actually say this but, this bike is the biggest POS I have ever owned. Just recently my front brakes have zero brake pressure. Anyone have thier duc backfire through the throttle bodies? Mine does it all the time. DUc dealer says there is nothing wrong with the bike. Been to two differant dealers too. Anyone want to buy a lightly used EVO?
could the backfire be due to poorly adjusted timing belts?
 
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