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Hi all,

Just rec'd a recall letter from Ducati yesterday..

Basically states that they need to install a protective boot over the "potenciometro del cuerpo de inyeccion" to avoid water getting in.

I spoke to my dealer this morning and they've already had an Rs in twice and had to swap out the throttle body/intake as apparently it messes up from frequent high power washing.

I'll be taking mine in next week.

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NuTTs
 

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I haven't got a recall letter. I actually have to go to the dealer today to pick up my tag. I'll ask while I'm there.
 

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Dogbone said:
How does this typically work? Do we all get recall notices in the mail or is it up to us to figure it out and keep asking the dealers?
If you are the registered owner (i.e., bought bike at dealership and have the green Ducati registration/warranty form in your paperwork bundle), you'll get it through the mail.

Unless, perhaps, your address is now different than when you purchased the bike.
 

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Other than my 600 mile service I haven't been into the dealer for anything. Have there been 3 service bulletin, campaigns, or 'recalls'? The other one I remember was for fork oil if the front fender was hitting the radiator when the forks compressed?
 

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What does mean, "frequent high power washing"? I've ridden in the rain many times and have washed by bike when high. ;D
 

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Generally you won't get recall info unless you come into the dealer with a problem, then it will be fixed under the warranty (or after under goodwill if it is an acknowledged issue).

You're fortunate Ducati goes as far as mailing registered users.
 

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ok who the f#$k "power washes" their bike (especially a naked bike like a Monster) whom ever you are form a line so I can smack each and every one of you.

there will be an additional line formed after for me to give hugs to all those I had to slap as the old saying goes (this is going to hurt me more than its going to hurt you) :)

power washing a bike is a very bad idea, I dont even know where to start.
 

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if you registered the bike with dmv whether you bought it new or not you should get a recall notice.
if you dont want to wait call your duc dealer and give them the vin number and they should be able
to tell you if your bike is effected by the recall.
 

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sconly said:
ok who the f#$k "power washes" their bike (especially a naked bike like a Monster) whom ever you are form a line so I can smack each and every one of you.

there will be an additional line formed after for me to give hugs to all those I had to slap as the old saying goes (this is going to hurt me more than its going to hurt you) :)

power washing a bike is a very bad idea, I dont even know where to start.
We do it at the shop. Sorry.

(we use a low pressure compressor though, probably half the PSI of a car wash system.)
 

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Well, I stopped by the dealership today and spoke with the service manager. He said that it's an inspection of the TPS. Not necc. a "recall".
 

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no, no, no, pressure washing customer bikes at the shop is a great idea! that way, they can strategically aim the washer at guages, levers, chains, bearings, wiring loom plugs................................. ::)
 

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no, no, no, pressure washing customer bikes at the shop is a great idea! that way, they can strategically aim the washer at guages, levers, chains, bearings, wiring loom plugs................................. ::)
Ha ha!

I personally hand wash my bike always, a power washer has never been close to my Rs. I then finish her off with Zymol wax (hand applied, of course) or sometimes Castrol Bike Finish Spray for a slippy, glossy paintjob.

I ride all year round on my Monster (hence high accident possibilities) in rain, sleet etc. and have never had any issues apart from the engine not catching when starting up first time after a wash.

In any case, I never direct water around the inlet area of the engine.
 

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I'm sure the customers would love to see the 6 hour bill for hand cleaning their bike when it comes off the crate. Every bike is coated in grease for overseas shipment, so we have to soak them with Bike Brite and pressure wash them with hot water. Doesn't hurt anything.
 

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you would have to be a moron to hurt a bike with a normal pressure washer.as long as you dont spray directly into bearings (wheel bearings etc.) or the chain there should be no problem with pressure washing, you actually use alot less water on the bike. i have an open air box so i make sure i cover that up before washing too.
 
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