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Old May 29th, 2013, 12:36 PM   #1
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Warranty Work

My front rotors are warped. I was very caution during break in and bedded them gradually. Probably first noticed around 800 mile point. Not entirely sure if they'll be covered but dealer will submit claim with Ducati.

My bike was one of two delivered without a PIN for immobilizer. Just found out this means Duc will have to replace dashboard, along with new keys and PIN. That was an expensive mistake on their part. Dealer doesn't know if this will reset odometer or mileage will be retained.

I've got about 1250 miles on the clock now.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 02:37 PM   #2
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I now have the same problem with the warped front rotors after only 500 miles and also being careful - light braking. Will let you know what dealer says.

Plus the left mirror lens cracked while I was simply adjusting it

Engine difficult to start sometimes, especially when trying to restart after engine not fully warmed up. I was careful with not overfilling based on the other posts.

Not thrilled with the quality so far. Hopefully it will be ok once these initial things are sorted out.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #3
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Every new vehicle has issues. True test is how the company handles repairs. My dealer has been throwing "warranty" around like it's no issue at all.

I can see any manufacturer balking at the warped rotors - very easy to say it was due to improper break-in. I don't want to sour relationship with shop, but they better smooth out when turned if that's the case...ain't buying new rotors with 1200 miles on them.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:30 PM   #4
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WTF is this rotor break-in?! Do they not heat treat the rotors when they manufacture them? Never had to break in rotors on anything ever!
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Old May 29th, 2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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Just applying car rotor bedding-in process to the bike. After engine had a couple hundred miles of mostly engine breaking, I gradually used greater and greater pressure on front rotors when coming to a stop. Nothing dramatic, but gradually introducing a good amount of force to rotors is supposed to bed the pads into surface of rotors for good bite patch. I can't imagine why this would harm them. Brakes are brakes.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #6
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Right that was kind of my thinking.....
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Old May 29th, 2013, 05:26 PM   #7
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I now have the same problem with the warped front rotors after only 500 miles and also being careful - light braking. Will let you know what dealer says.

Plus the left mirror lens cracked while I was simply adjusting it

Engine difficult to start sometimes, especially when trying to restart after engine not fully warmed up. I was careful with not overfilling based on the other posts.

Not thrilled with the quality so far. Hopefully it will be ok once these initial things are sorted out.
Mayranf. Have the dealer install the new software on your ECU. It looks like there has been 2 updates since the bike was released and it should help fix some of this problems.
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Old May 29th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #8
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So the brake warpage is caused by old software?

How's that?
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Old May 29th, 2013, 05:46 PM   #9
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So the brake warpage is caused by old software?

How's that?
I think he was referring particularly to the warm engine starting problem.

Anyone with warped rotors should definitely be covered under warranty. My dealer never mentioned rotor break-in when he delivered the bike to me.

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Old May 29th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #10
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Mine dealer never mentioned it either.

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