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My V4S is currently in the shop. Small oil leak that I found coming out of the output shaft. They are installing a parts kit for that under warranty and replacing the oil cooler and performing the torquing of the cam chain tensioner bolt while it is there. Should be all done this week. I expected these kind of issues. First year bike. Still incredibly happy with it.
How long did it take ducati to fix your bike ? They have had mine for over 3 weeks and waiting for a part for the same output shaft leak.
 

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Actually, I was just advised I have four items that need attention.

(1) Replace oil cooler.
(2) Retorque the hydraulic cam chain tensioners to 50 newts. (Mine has the washers installed)
(3) Replace the clips on the line to the rear wheel speed sensor.
(4) REDUCE torque on the rear wheel hub from 25 newts to 20 newts.

And I presently have the forks ripped to bits working on improving the "front end dive under hard braking" problem.

This bike was not ready for production.
Getting these recalls and first service done tomorrow, providing the oil cooler kit arrives. When referring to improving the front end dive, I assume you mean the lack of dive. My bike is a little on the stiff side and I haven't been able to get the suspension to a confident feeling yet, I am a little on the light side at 160lbs.
 

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Getting these recalls and first service done tomorrow, providing the oil cooler kit arrives. When referring to improving the front end dive, I assume you mean the lack of dive. My bike is a little on the stiff side and I haven't been able to get the suspension to a confident feeling yet, I am a little on the light side at 160lbs.
I'd say check your suspension settings; I can get the front to dive also while the rear is a little stiff in dynamic mode various settings (can also adjust so it doesn't dive so hard but then a little too stiff, hard to find the sweet spot right now). I have to do fixed settings to get it where I want it. I'm 175lbs.
 

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I'd say check your suspension settings; I can get the front to dive also while the rear is a little stiff in dynamic mode various settings (can also adjust so it doesn't dive so hard but then a little too stiff, hard to find the sweet spot right now). I have to do fixed settings to get it where I want it. I'm 175lbs.
I have the V4 standard and it sounds like you have the V4S, I will recheck the sag, rebound and compression settings once I get it back from the dealer on Wednesday.
 

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When referring to improving the front end dive, I assume you mean the lack of dive. My bike is a little on the stiff side and I haven't been able to get the suspension to a confident feeling yet, I am a little on the light side at 160lbs.
Are you talking Dynamic or Fixed?

I weigh 195 with gear.

I use the bike for the track so we run in Fixed Mode only.

Front is currently set at 15 turns (max) of preload and 0 clicks (which is max, go figure) compression.

I can BURY the front end under hard braking.

And I mean bury so that the tie-wrap is pounded right to the very bottom of the fork leg.

At Area 27, T-Hill and The Ridge this bike has almost looped me into the tulips because the forks completely bottom.

The rear, on the other hand, is harder than God's head.

Then I get off the V4S and onto my 1199S and all these handling problems go away.
 

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Are you talking Dynamic or Fixed?

I weigh 195 with gear.

I use the bike for the track so we run in Fixed Mode only.

Front is currently set at 15 turns (max) of preload and 0 clicks (which is max, go figure) compression.

I can BURY the front end under hard braking.

And I mean bury so that the tie-wrap is pounded right to the very bottom of the fork leg.

At Area 27, T-Hill and The Ridge this bike has almost looped me into the tulips because the forks completely bottom.

The rear, on the other hand, is harder than God's head.

Then I get off the V4S and onto my 1199S and all these handling problems go away.

I have a V4 standard so no modes for me; I think I just need to try and dial in the suspension.
 

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So here is the latest from my service advisor regarding the oil cooler recall; parts are currently on back order and all available parts will go on bikes on the dealership floors first. I guess there will be a slight delay for the bikes already sold and on the road.
 

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So here is the latest from my service advisor regarding the oil cooler recall; parts are currently on back order and all available parts will go on bikes on the dealership floors first. I guess there will be a slight delay for the bikes already sold and on the road.
I would rip into your dealer -- it should be the other way around. A good one will even pull a part from a bike on the floor for YOURS.
 

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I would rip into your dealer -- it should be the other way around. A good one will even pull a part from a bike on the floor for YOURS.
Yeah they pulled the side stand off the floor model onto mine the day I brought it in when I bitched about it and was going to be about 3 weeks to wait for the part.
 

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Yeah they pulled the side stand off the floor model onto mine the day I brought it in when I bitched about it and was going to be about 3 weeks to wait for the part.
The dealer and service manager have been pretty forthcoming so far, says the mandate for the recall is from Ducati.
 

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Recalls

Yeah my coolers there and the tensioner will be done at the same time as well as a sticker kit whilst in there my dealer grabbed the first replacement cooler and only one to hit the shop so far and said this ones yours.
He has sold 2 speciales, 2 V4 S'es (1's mine) and a V4 standard as I am changing my oil at 6 k intervals which its now up to, he can do the oil cooler at the same time along with the tensioner saves him 4 liters of oil as Ducati wont pay for the oil.

Some times the work for the recalls is nearly double the hours Ducati say it should take and then they only pay XXX amount hourly pretty much 1/2 what a mech charges the rest the business has to soak up.
I have known this dealer for 30 years and he has always looked after me where else would you find a Ducati dealer to pick you up when your stopped from anywhere for nix.:cool:
Look at the fine print on your Ducati road side assist think they only go to 40 klm radius from the nearest dealer (I was informed this) then the rest of the K's well you pay
 

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The front of these V4s models are like a pogo stick and rear is way too stiff with too much preload on the spring even for 175 lb rider . Check out the Dave moss suspension setup for this bike . I followed it to a t and it made a world of difference ... it’s legitimately like riding a different bike . Way way more stable and responsive.
 

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The front of these V4s models are like a pogo stick and rear is way too stiff with too much preload on the spring even for 175 lb rider . Check out the Dave moss suspension setup for this bike . I followed it to a t and it made a world of difference ... it’s legitimately like riding a different bike . Way way more stable and responsive.
do you have a link for the dave moss thing?
 

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Ducati had my v4s for almost a month for recalls and sprocket shaft oil leak. When i picked it up this weekend they told me another recall on clutch hose os coming..... that is like the 6th or 8th recall already!
Come on, ducati ! Get this **** figured out !
I bought a 1st gen. S1000rr in 2010 when they first came out, and bmw didn't have over 3 or 5 recalls in the 5 years i owned it. I loved that bike! I'm not there yet on the v4.... yet....
 

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You guys with the V4S's must have lighter springs in the front forks, I have been trying to bury the zip tie slider on my base V4 front forks and still have not, I am 6'2" 300lbs, and absolutely stand on the front brakes from 100-0 rear wheel in the air (2-3") and I have .25-.5" left of travel, and no feeling of ab-normalcy in the forks like bottoming out..
 

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Throw that showa, sachs and ohlins **** away get some real suspension KTECH, mine is awesome RDS CARTRIDGES IN THE FRONT AND A KTECH PRO SHOCK its awesome on the track like on rails im only 78kgs . My stock V4 was way to harsh even backed completely off. Set my sags and premo never look back
 

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To all of you that are having or had the sprocket shaft oil leak on your V4. Has someone got it fixed? My V4 SP has had the kit replaced 2 times and it still leaking a little amount of oil. Is there a new replacement part for this seal?
Thanks
 

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My Speciale has been in the shop awaiting parts for the latest recalls. Has anyone gotten them completed in the U.S. yet?
 

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My Speciale has been in the shop awaiting parts for the latest recalls. Has anyone gotten them completed in the U.S. yet?
I just got a call from the dealership over the weekend; yesterday was a holiday... but he told me my bike had the recalls and wanted to schedule a pickup date for the bike. I told him to verify the parts because many are waiting on parts; he didn't know about that so he said he'll verify and call me back this week.
 
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