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At about the 200 mile mark, while exiting the freeway, I suddenly was unable to shift. The screw that connects the Quick Shift Detector to the Gear Control Lever had somehow managed to liberate itself from the bike.

I called the dealership and got a replacement screw the next business day at no charge ($2 part) and replaced it.

Pro tip: I found that I had to completely remove the screw holding the gear control lever on in order to make enough room.

Yesterday the same screw managed to wiggle loose again on a short (15 mi.) ride. This time I secured it with Loctite.

I highly recommend that everyone check to see that this screw is secure. It would be nice to know that I'm alone with this problem, however! :)
 

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Yesterday the same screw managed to wiggle loose again on a short (15 mi.) ride. This time I secured it with Loctite.
Oh boy that's the last thing I want to hear for a 17 grands bike my gosh!

Secure it with loctite...did the bike come with wheels also?!
 

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Oh boy that's the last thing I want to hear for a 17 grands bike my gosh!

Secure it with loctite...did the bike come with wheels also?!
It came with two wheels (with tires) and a very small oil leak. Some oil pan bolts were slightly loose. Dealer took care of that under warranty.

Other than that it's been solid. I'm glad I haven't had the starting issues some others have.
 

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What torque value did you use reinstalling the the screw the first time? I think it should be around 10 ft/lbs.
 

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What torque value did you use reinstalling the the screw the first time? I think it should be around 10 ft/lbs.
I didn't have the right tools for measuring the torque the first time, but 10 ft/lbs. would be a good estimate. The second time I was on the side of the road with a borrowed allen wrench. I'm going to ask the dealer to fix it up appropriately (with Loctite and a new washer) at the first service in a few weeks. Until then, the patch job is holding up well, and suddenly neutral is 10x easier to find!
 

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I have had a same problem, but good thing is that I've recognized some malfunctioning of gearbox prior srew felt down completely. My suggestion is just to do some preventive maintenance such as Loctite tredlocker in order to avoid this minor problem which can become great if you are on the road far from service/home without any tools (allen wrench 5mm is required..).
 

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cutting down production costs, its terrible but its the little things that get cut first. Just never thought it would be a lack of loctite. But figure if they use 50 cents of loctite per bike x how many bikes they sell it can add up to some significant cost savings across the entire lineup.

not condoning it, just trying to make sense of it...
 

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cutting down production costs, its terrible but its the little things that get cut first. Just never thought it would be a lack of loctite. But figure if they use 50 cents of loctite per bike x how many bikes they sell it can add up to some significant cost savings across the entire lineup.

not condoning it, just trying to make sense of it...
Preposterous, Ducati is not about cutting down costs just for the sake of it, it's a high-end manufacturer that would never cut the little things as you put it. While they can choose less fancy items like the dashboard I see absolutely no gain for them not to put $.50 of loctite especially for critical parts. Design/QC mishap that's all I can think of. That said those little things keep on piling up a bit too much for a $17k otd bike.
 

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There is a DDA plug under the hatch under the pillion seat which acts as a connector for the Ducati charger.
If you do end up using the DDA device, do not leave it plugged into the bike when not in use as this drains the battery - found that out from experience.:eek:
 

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steveywright: good point. According to the manual, Ducati doesn't condone any other charge maintainers. The battery tender lead could be useful for accessories though.

teeny: Thx for the advice!
 

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At the dealer I got my bike from (BMW Ducati Husqvarna Motorcycles of Atlanta) they put battery tender leads on every bike they assemble, in case it doesn't sell for a long time. My Duc came with a lead already on it. They only use battery tender stuff on everything and it all works just fine. Ducati only condones the use of theirs because they want you to buy it. I use a battery tender jr. On my bike and have no issues. A 12v lead acid battery is a 12v lead acid battery. It's not like the bike had a Li-ion or anything in it.
 

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Yes thanks for the heads up! It's sad to say but when I took my lower fairings off to remove the canister, I notice oil leaks from the top of the oil pan leaking down. Looks like back to the dealer it goes for warranty work. Plus finally hit the 600 mile break mark so I'll just have them do the first service and check over everything!
 

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Yes thanks for the heads up! It's sad to say but when I took my lower fairings off to remove the canister, I notice oil leaks from the top of the oil pan leaking down. Looks like back to the dealer it goes for warranty work. Plus finally hit the 600 mile break mark so I'll just have them do the first service and check over everything!
Several 1199 owners have reported leaks from the top of the pan as well. Some have resulted in oil fires. Something to be on the lookout for.
 
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