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I'll tell you, the fuel sensor situation on this bike is wearing me out. In late November a new C version unit was installed. Last two fill-ups, it won't update right. Pull in for fuel @ 3 bars, fill up on side stand. Start back up, remains on 3 bars. Eventually climbs to show 1/2 tank but no higher and it takes about 15 minutes to get up to 1/2. Down to 3 bars again so filled yesterday again. Same thing only it took much longer to go up to just 1/2 tank and stay there. Shutting down and re-starting (just like Microsoft windows...) doesn't change it.

If this one fails out I think I want some way to disable the display of the error and just work off of the trip odometer. Its not a huge deal but I really don't like riding it around, especially at night, with the amber check engine light and fuel lights illuminated on the panel it looks stupid.

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I had a feeling the "C" iteration of this sensor would not work either.

If you find a way to disable the blinking fuel light, let us know. I'll be watching the thread. I was going to have mine replaced under warranty, but the idea of the dealer touching my bike makes my skin crawl.

I'm with you. I would rather ride off of the odometer.

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I've used this product with great success
http://www.findtape.com/product320/J...FWQV7Aod11YAHg

It's available at a hardware store near you.
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My bike's matte silver, probably opt for duct tape to better match. Nothing like a new high end euro bike running around with duct tape on it !!
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I'm going to try something tonight after work. I'll let you know what I get.

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So are you saying I should be using red electrical tape? Sorry, I have no fashion sense. I thought that was evident by the fact I have a multistrada.
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If duct tape doesn't look right, I'll try a ball-peen hammer . . .

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E=150 Ohms. F=22.7 KOhms

Unplug the piss poor sensor, and put a resistor across pins 1&2 of the plug going back to the Fuel Circuit. I chose a 21KOhm.

Light is off and level is jumped.

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Ducati should be ashamed of themselves.
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New C version fuel sensor having issues after 4 months

I agree. Unacceptable.

I understand Engineering a machine with planned obsolescence in sub components, but for the price of the bike and rep of the name brand I expect more.

Yeah parts fail on machines here and there, but new part revisions should not continue to fail so soon. It's not a matter of if the new part will fail, but when?

Maybe others have done so before, but I emailed Ducati NA and asked when will they rectify this on going issue with numerous bikes. I doubt I'll get a real response, but it's better than just sitting here accepting a piss poor effort.

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