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Old October 14th, 2014, 01:09 PM   #11
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Did I say I always ride in sport mode? I just said it is more usable with a harder spring in the throttle.

Why is there always someone to make comments on what you are supposed to do instead of discuting facts?

BTW, I don't know if I prefer the previous throttle or the new one. They have a different feeling. But I can't tell which one is best.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 05:36 AM   #12
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I recently had my throttle assembly replaced and WOW it is different. There isn't as much play & the spring is a lot tighter.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 07:46 AM   #13
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I've had no trouble getting used to my throttle spring. And I can feel no difference in roll-on performance at highway speeds between Sport and Touring (above 6k rpm). I only use lower revs in town and the 'hood, where Sport is unnecessary and annoying. OTOH, the light spring makes my unavoidable interstate travel less tiring on the right wrist. If I could make a change to the throttle action, I'd make it so it turned more than 75 degrees total...
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Old January 8th, 2016, 08:20 PM   #14
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Bringing up an old thread, my throttle is so touchy, mid corner yesterday I hit a small bump with the throttle almost closed and it made me gas the thing and almost put me through a fence, very eye opening and it pissed me off. I can't ever make a riding adjustment like standing up without gassing it and it takes a very conscious effort to do anything smoothly like rolling on the throttle through turns. I find that the throttle doesn't really stop when letting off, takes forever to wind down when coming to a stop. I really miss cables. Are there any fixes for this yet?

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Old January 9th, 2016, 08:00 AM   #15
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Bringing up an old thread, my throttle is so touchy, mid corner yesterday I hit a small bump with the throttle almost closed and it made me gas the thing and almost put me through a fence, very eye opening and it pissed me off. I can't ever make a riding adjustment like standing up without gassing it and it takes a very conscious effort to do anything smoothly like rolling on the throttle through turns. I find that the throttle doesn't really stop when letting off, takes forever to wind down when coming to a stop. I really miss cables. Are there any fixes for this yet?
Do you have the 'new' throttle with the stiffer spring?
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Old January 9th, 2016, 03:23 PM   #16
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Do you have the 'new' throttle with the stiffer spring?

It's the original stock throttle that came with it new and I put in my vin on Ducati website, no recall for it. It's really unnerving, one wrong move and the thing takes off, the crappy forks don't help either, it's like the bumps are controlling the throttle and coming up to stops or to slow down the thing doesn't slow down, revs stay up for a few seconds.
I was trying to do something with one hand the other day and the bars almost got yanked out of my hand. I've been riding and racing bikes since I was 6 years old so that's about 50 years now and this bike is more difficult to ride than even some of the bikes that I had to limp home on with broken throttle cables that I had to pull manually I've had some hard tail mini bikes with better suspension than this bike.
I really do not like riding this thing between the crappy throttle, lousy suspension and fading front brakes that I have to pump to get to work because the rear brake is non-existent, this bike is just plain unsafe. if you can go fast on this thing, you can ride anything fast. There is no such thing as being smooth on it. I only have 800 miles on it so I will take it in for the brakes but was wondering if there was a throttle fix so I can get the dealer to do something about it. I was once told to ride around in commuter mode or whatever you call to make it smoother, bullshit, why even put the other modes on it then? I would have bought a 250 single if I wanted to go slow. End of rant. Thanks

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Old January 9th, 2016, 04:13 PM   #17
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It's the original stock throttle that came with it new and I put in my vin on Ducati website, no recall for it.
There is no recall in play, so putting a VIN into the Ducati site won't get you anywhere. The throttle replacement is a Service Bulletin, so it's just on a list of things they will check (and it can't hurt to remind them) next time your bike is in for service. You can go in at any time and ask them to look. My dealer says they actually have to inspect the part, there's no range of bikes specifically involved other that every bike built prior to the new throttle becoming standard for the 2014 is potentially looking at a swap.

It was night and day for me. Not only is the spring stiffer, making it easier to be smooth, but the old throttle was prone to coming out of calibration, making it even worse. I never take it out of sport mode now, not even in the rain.

Dunno what to tell you about the brakes. I don't need to pump the fronts to get stoppie levels of deceleration, and I have no problems getting into the ABS on the back brake.
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Old January 9th, 2016, 04:29 PM   #18
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There is no recall in play, so putting a VIN into the Ducati site won't get you anywhere. The throttle replacement is a Service Bulletin, so it's just on a list of things they will check (and it can't hurt to remind them) next time your bike is in for service. You can go in at any time and ask them to look. My dealer says they actually have to inspect the part, there's no range of bikes specifically involved other that every bike built prior to the new throttle becoming standard for the 2014 is potentially looking at a swap.

It was night and day for me. Not only is the spring stiffer, making it easier to be smooth, but the old throttle was prone to coming out of calibration, making it even worse. I never take it out of sport mode now, not even in the rain.

Dunno what to tell you about the brakes. I don't need to pump the fronts to get stoppie levels of deceleration, and I have no problems getting into the ABS on the back brake.

Cool, thanks, yep my brakes suck, no chance of stoppies ever. If the throttle can be repaired it would be awesome! Thanks again.
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Old January 10th, 2016, 08:39 AM   #19
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Check one of the suspension threads here for help with the forks. IMHO the rear shock is not too bad, but the OEM fork setup is from Mars.

My brakes have been great from the start. I'd try changing pads and giving the rotors a good cleaning if mine did not work. But if you have to pump them up, they need bleeding...which is not easy with ABS. I'd get onto the dealer about that.
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