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problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    Ok well myself and a bunch of buddies are completely baffled on why the 916 isn't running right. So i've decided on bringing it to someone to look at as i don't have the time/resources to troubleshoot this issue anymore.

    I'm not trying to bring it to the dealer since most of them will either : a) rape me on pricing or b) tell me they can't work on it for weeks. I have exhausted my skill level with diagnosing this problem.

    So if anyone of you guys know anyone local or if you yourself can help me out i'm willing to pay/provide beer(s)/food what ever it takes to resolve this issue.

    thanks,
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    this is the thread regarding the issue(s) i'm having ; http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=4462

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    Theres a guy in Rockland, MA who specializes in Ducati and BMW bikes (but also works on everything else except harleys).

    All Performance Cycles
    Motorcycle Repair & Service
    290 Weymouth Street
    Rockland, MA, 2370
    781-878-8719

    The guys name is Tim.

    He ended up repairing an issue with my CBR. Does really good work, very competent, competitive labor charge, and very friendly.

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    Sounds like a blocked fuel filter or a blocked gas cap vent. The fuel pump can only supply as much fuel as can be replaced by air in the tank. Try running it with the gas cap open and see if the problem goes away.

    derek

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    try dunbar cycles in (I think brockton).

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    Originally posted by double agent
    try dunbar cycles in (I think brockton).
    Not taking any bikes for service until end of May or June.

    Personally speaking, their customer service skills suck. Very high prices too.

    derek

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    thanks for the help guys. much appreciated

    Degsy,

    I've already gone and changed plugs, fuel filter, and new eprom chip (ferracci). And just last night we determined that i'm getting a definate ignition cut. Ground to the coils remain fine, power to the coils however are getting cut, i have not had a chance to really sit down and trace the wire to see how/why the coils are getting cut like that, another thing that has been killing me is that this ONLY happens when the engine hits 180degree's on the dot, before that she runs like a champ. Anymore idea's? If i had more time on my hands i'd like to figure out this problem by myself, but i work 2 jobs and the duc is my main mode of transportation.

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    Does the fan come on at 180 degrees? I'll have to check what temp the fan kicks in on those bikes, but something that happens at 180 is causing a short probably.

    1. Fan (if it comes on at 180 then it might be shorted or jammed up, causing an overcurrent condition). Check that it turns freely. Try disconnecting it and see if the problem goes away.
    2. Something in the fi mapping at 180 degrees is screwing things up
    3. A component is getting too hot. (a coil maybe, or a spark plug?


    derek)

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    If your friends have a similar ducati, then try swapping out the coils and testing. Rectifier too. One at a time obviously, to find the faulty component.

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    Does the engine have an O2 sensor? I.e. does motor run open loop until it hits operating temps then go into closed mode and change map for fuel/spark?

    I don't know if bikes or ducks have O2 sensors on them but maybe they do?

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    problem with the duc, shop recommendations? (boston area)

    Did you try www.easterncycleducati.com in Beverly? Paul and Steve are certified techs, great guys, and they work on several racers' bikes. Highyl recommended.

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