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Well I've read about it a couple times and just prayed it would never happen to me, like the leaky radiator or tank bubbles on the 848, but ****, it's happened...

I even read one guy had his engine replaced and had to break in and do a 1st service all over again. Dude, I'm 130 miles each way from the dealer and just finished doing all that crap. I only have 960 miles and I was JUST getting ready to really start pushing her and enjoying it :(
 

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That sucs man...Sorry it's happening to you ...Good think it's during the warranty period though . Ducati is my dream bike but I'm not big money dude and staff like this plain scars me . I'm selling my GSX tomorrow and was going to order me a 899 but I'm afraid that with my luck It will happens to me too ...I tend to start hate things if they're causing me headache . So good luck brother and keep us posted
 

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Just me, but that fluid looks pinkish/red. It also looks like its puddling more like a thinner fluid. Like its anit-freeze or something. Just the light or is it some kind of special oil?
 

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I was figuring that was just the color of the Motul oil the dealer used for my first service. I use Redline and it looks more like ATF fluid even.
 

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I secondly think that is coolant also. Oil, no matter what, even at 100 mile it would be darker than that. Had similar problem with my triumph, loose coolant hose. I just remove the fairings and tighten all clamps and it was good to go.
 

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Well I've read about it a couple times and just prayed it would never happen to me, like the leaky radiator or tank bubbles on the 848, but ****, it's happened...

I even read one guy had his engine replaced and had to break in and do a 1st service all over again. Dude, I'm 130 miles each way from the dealer and just finished doing all that crap. I only have 960 miles and I was JUST getting ready to really start pushing her and enjoying it :(
Oh dear. Sorry to hear that you experience this. This is making me nervous !!! As I have yet to collect mine. Do keep us updated of what exactly the issue is. And I hope your dealer does a good job to rectify it.
 

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I secondly think that is coolant also. Oil, no matter what, even at 100 mile it would be darker than that. Had similar problem with my triumph, loose coolant hose. I just remove the fairings and tighten all clamps and it was good to go.
Dealer just got back to me after seeing the pics and said the same thing. They are sending me a free bottle of the factory Agip red coolant to top off and I'm going to remove the fairing tonight and hunt for the leak.

So many years of using Redline in everything I own and being used to green or orange coolant I didn't even make the connection lol.

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Mine was leaking a little coolant also. It was right above the alternator cover. There is a drain plug there which was leaking a little fluid. The mechanic said it's nothing to worry about and will seal itself.
 

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wow thats not good at all, not impressed with this.
being ducati, you'd expect better.

did this ever happen with the 1199's?
 

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This **** makes me so nervous.
 

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i have a ducati dealer about 7 miles away from me. if this happens to me would it be safe to drive that far to the dealer to check out? would rather ask now then not know what to do later
 

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hope it's nothing too serious fella, fingers crossed it's just a coolant hose that needs tightening and nothing more serious. Keep us posted.
 

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Usually manufacture does not over tighten these clamps. Since hoses are new, it will stretch a bit and becomes loose and you have that leak. Cars use the self adjusting clamps which is why you don't see a lot of these problems. But motorcycle uses the old traditional screw clamps that needs to be check overtime or in this case the first 500-1000 miles.

Nothing to be afraid of. As it is just small leaks and will not gush out and empty your coolant system. I would just firmly tighten every clamp you see after removing the fairings.
 

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I actually had that problem on my streetfighter (coolant) and it just stopped after a bit of time the dealer suggested.
 

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That's def coolant. I was posting about this in the troubleshooting section. I had mine in the shop for its 700...er 600 mile check up. The mechanic told me it's normal to see some dribbles until the motor goes thru a few heat cycles and the water pump 'settles' in. On mine, the drips source from 1 of 2 threaded dowels on the left side of the motor. Tech said that if continues after 1500 or so, swing by. But assured me it's normal. Here's a pic of my leak. image.jpg
 

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Can't edit my own **** post after only little while, WTF?

Anyway, I ran the bike up to temp (196F) and it started seeping again by only ~140F. I went up to a complete turn and then another 1/8 turn and the seep stopped. Re-cleaned the area. I let it chill at full temp and revved it a little bit, checked again, nice and dry. I'm going to let it cool down over night and check it tomorrow before putting the fairing back on.
 

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Just got my bike back from the dealership with a brand new fresh engine! I'm breaking this bad boy in hard this time around at the track! Good luck with yours and to anyone else having this issue!
 
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