Ducati Hyperstrada Forums Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle

Go Back   Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada

Ducati Hyperstrada Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle Forum: 2013-2015 Hyperstrada and 2016 Hyperstrada 939


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old June 26th, 2017, 12:52 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Hyp Noob's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2017
From: California
Posts: 166

I Ride: '13 Hyperstrada, '06 DR650
Hyper-Disaster: Triptus Interruptus

My planned 3 day ride was not to be. Dead Ducati ... or as friends referred to
her ... DUCA-CA

After about 100 miles of paved roads and only 10 miles of rough Forest Service road my Hyperstrada lost one cylinder, lost power ... and died.

For a while it would re-start .. sort of .. and run on one cylinder but would not take any throttle.

Will go back to dealer tomorrow (Tuesday) to see what's up. I've got an aftermarket extended warranty ... so we shall see what that is worth. :roll eyes:

Only unusual thing that happened before the failure was the red light in middle of console was briefly and intermitting flashing before she died. Also, a few times engine would briefly cut out (less than one second) then back on OK.
It always took full throttle, but the cut out happened at lower RPM.

I had NO IDEA what the flashing red light was. Oil was FULL, coolant temp around 200F and fuel was FULL.

Any insight or help would be much appreciated.

As an aside, getting home from Kettenpom, CA (RSL will know this area- it's EAST of Garberville) is not easy. This is possibly THE most remote area of California with nasty, tight, bumpy roads for 70 miles in every direction. Zero services.

Fun riding on a bike (that's running!) ... not so much for my girlfriend (+ 4 dogs) driving my Van!
Hyp Noob is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old June 26th, 2017, 01:24 PM   #2
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 775

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
If something is going to come loose it will happen on those roads. That's what I think it is wrong.

BTW: I have Good Sam for towing as they are unlimited mileage to the nearest qualified repair facility.
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 26th, 2017, 02:14 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jul 2014
From: California
Posts: 903

Darn! That sucks!

Are you sure it was running on one cylinder, or could it have been the traction control kicking in repeatedly and preventing forward movement? Did you try disabling DTC completely? My first thought was an ABS wheel speed sensor rubbing up against the brake rotor - easily dislodged when changing a wheel.

If it is indeed a misfire, next step would be identifying the cylinder at fault and tracing back the fuel injector and ignition wiring. These coils are known to suck and cause major electrical issues - I would not be surprised if one failed.
kuksul08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2017, 01:23 PM   #4
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 775

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
Well????

What was it?
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Old June 27th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Hyp Noob's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2017
From: California
Posts: 166

I Ride: '13 Hyperstrada, '06 DR650
Quote:
Originally Posted by kuksul08 View Post
Darn! That sucks!

Are you sure it was running on one cylinder, or could it have been the traction control kicking in repeatedly and preventing forward movement? Did you try disabling DTC completely? My first thought was an ABS wheel speed sensor rubbing up against the brake rotor - easily dislodged when changing a wheel.

If it is indeed a misfire, next step would be identifying the cylinder at fault and tracing back the fuel injector and ignition wiring. These coils are known to suck and cause major electrical issues - I would not be surprised if one failed.
Thanks for the tips, I passed your thoughts onto the service manager and head tech.

The dealer won't get to the bike until tomorrow. I'll report back when I know what's up.
Hyp Noob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2017, 03:43 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
zibbit u2's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
From: Victoria BC Canada
Posts: 457

I Ride: 04 WR450 Supermoto, and 13 Hyperstrada
I remember reading somewhere that if the bike goes into limp mode then it'll go into self preservation mode which might activate the TCS system. I bet it's something electrical like a RBW related fault, or possibly they just need to resynchronize the throttle bodies. I imagine you'd hear knocking if you lost a cylinder, or at least you'd see smoke coming out the tail pipe.
zibbit u2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 28th, 2017, 07:44 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
gatdammit's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2013
From: North Florida, USA
Posts: 1,858

I Ride: 2013 White Strada
Regular limp mode - rpm/ fuel restricted - doesn't feel like single cylinder ops. Just cuts fuel above a certain throttle/ rpm point. I imagine this engine single cylinder would be awful with insane vibes and very irregular idle.

I agree with Kuksol that the flashing red light was traction control working overtime. You did state the roads were nasty. What mode/ DTC were you in?
gatdammit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 09:43 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Hyp Noob's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2017
From: California
Posts: 166

I Ride: '13 Hyperstrada, '06 DR650
Yea, could have been in limp mode .. bike would not take any throttle at all, barely ran but no knocking I remember ... just sounded like one cylinder to me. Then, it would stall ... and finally would not re-start at all.

I was in SPORT mode at time of failure (should have stopped, switched to RAIN when dirt section began). DTC was in default for sport. I never
changed it.

After the failure I tried changing riding mode from SPORT to TOURING. No change. Also disconnected batt cables ... then re-connected. No change, no luck.

Checked all fuses and all connections I could find. Nothing loose or broken that I noticed.

Hopefully will hear something from dealer today. They are swamped ... as you would expect mid Summer.
Hyp Noob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 10:05 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jun 2014
From: Boston
Posts: 686

good luck - sounds like you did what you could. BTW: There are 2 fuse boxes - front and rear.
appliance821 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old June 29th, 2017, 10:45 AM   #10
RSL
Senior Member
 
RSL's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2015
From: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 775

I Ride: 2013 Hyperstrada
I spent nearly all the time in Sport on those backroads, with standard TC and ABS settings as well as high output. All without any issues at all. I would get on the pegs and roost through the really rough sections.

No, it's not in any way the settings.

Located here in Dallas, far from the situation, I remain thinking it is something came loose.

The no restart was because of the battery not ever having time to recover. As you all recall, the starter battery is good for 1 to 3 seconds then time to recharge from our wimpy 490 watt charging system.
RSL is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada Forum > Ducati Hyperstrada

Tags
hyperdisaster, interruptus, triptus



Thread Tools
Display Modes



Ducati Hyperstrada Facebook Ducati Hyperstrada Twitter Ducati Hyperstrada RSS Feed



Ducati Hyperstrada Motorcycle Forum
Copyright © 2012-2014 HYPERSTRADA.COM • All rights reserved.