Join Date: May 2008
Location: athens, ga, usa
Replacing fuel level sensor
The fuel level sensor went out on my 2011 Multistrada a couple of weeks ago, so I pulled the tank, removed the old sensor from the bottom of the tank, and got a new one yesterday. I thought it would be as simple as screwing the new sensor in and putting everything back together, but apparently Ducati changed something about the sensor, and when you install it in older model Multistradas (2010, 2011 & 2012) the software has to be updated.
Does anyone know if (1) the bike will run with the new sensor installed but without the software update, and (2) will the new sensor work at all without the update? I don't want to inadvertently screw something up by trying to ride the bike with the new sensor but without the software update. I checked with the closest dealer and the soonest I can get a service appointment to update the software is nearly two months from now.
2011 Multistrada 1200S Touring