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My good friend has a 2003 ST2. He has a fuel level sensor that gives a digital level read out on his display. He has 36K miles on his bike with no failure on his sensor. part# 552.1.003.2A The price is $465.87.

That information right there tells me we have a subpar part. The new C part for the Multi is $196. Also, I don't think that difference in price indicates "economy inflation." To me that says they used a cheaper part.

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Of course they used cheaper parts to build the newer bikes. They also jacked the price and have very happy stock holders.
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Of course they used cheaper parts to build the newer bikes. They also jacked the price and have very happy stock holders.
This is true, but how about a cheaper part that works? Japanese bikes get it right. I never had a problem with this kind of frequency on my Honda or Yamaha.

Yes, I can ride the bike and just monitor the odometer but since the fuel level read out is included on my display I expect it to work for more than 1600 miles.

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I'm on my third sensor in 3000 miles. The latest C model has now failed.

Bike is 5 months in service. Sigh.
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So does anyone know what the resistance range of the Rev C sensor is ??

Appears to have changed from the older style, I grabbed a 15k ohm resistor to short the thing out tonight but it's a no go. My sick rev C shows empty and reads about 8k ohm.

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So does anyone know what the resistance range of the Rev C sensor is ??



Appears to have changed from the older style, I grabbed a 15k ohm resistor to short the thing out tonight but it's a no go. My sick rev C shows empty and reads about 8k ohm.



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When you had the "C" installed, did they have to update the software on your bike?



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Same issue here. First one perfect for 13k miles. Then Error. Replaced by Ducati and it has not worked right since. It stays on 1-2 bars when refilled. Then it might show full after a while, but eventually just shows 4 bars and stays there until empty again.

I am taking it in today for them to have a look at it. Again.
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Everyone with a bad sensor should email Ducati. Go to the main website and click customer service at the bottom. Have your vin# ready. Fill out the form and show your frustration about this issue.

Taking it to a dealer is not going to fix this issue. There are too many people with continuing failing sensors. Dealers are sheep, so they do what Ducati from the Motherland tells them to do.


If enough of us email Ducati, it might grab someone's attention. We don't need another revision with the same crappy magnetic roller up and down a strip. We need a freaking better design.


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When you had the "C" installed, did they have to update the software on your bike?



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Yes firmware is in the BBS and was updated. New sensor won't work at all till this is done, then it worked great for 4500kms over 1 month only. I have 1200kms planned for this weekend and was looking to bridge it out with appropriate resistor - just a little more elegant than duct tape on the dash..

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This thread disheartens me. I bring the bike in this Saturday for fuel sensor replacement, and all these failures of the supposedly "new and improved" part is not giving me the warm fuzzies here.

In the company's defense, I must say the the original part failed at 36,000+ miles.
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