Is this a universal trait with pretty much all models/years? The 1990s 2v SS models as well? I've ridden exactly one Ducati, an SS that had been "streetfightered" and was a bit of a junker about nine months back. I'm a habitual long time rear brake user, the rear on that 900SS felt fine, but I'm pretty foot-heavy .. soooo .. yea ...Bad rear brakes on a Ducati are a time honored tradition. I have never seen anything like this ever regarding one manufacturer being able to sell multiple models worldwide year after year with essentially no rear brake, and NEVER have been forced by any country or safety organization to do anything about it. Literally Millions of Ducati motorcycles all over the world have no rear brake. Truly Amazing.
I clicked on the link and filled out the form. Described that the motorcycles brakes have (see the list of key words in my post).^ could you Also share with us how you reported this? My brake is crap and the dealer doesn’t seem to have a solution.
Well step 1 is making them do the fix. That will require some engineering. And they aren’t gonna do it unless enough people read this thread, and the posts on Facebook, and then file a complaint. I don’t have high hopes. After that, a OEM cost in a master or a caliper would be relatively low and the cost of labor from the dealer is also discounted I expect. Anyway, not enough to yank them, but they aren’t gonna volunteer. Need pressure from NTSB.Hopefully you’re right, What does Ducati pay their dealers for warranty work ? What is the fix ? If people could have fixed their rear brake for $200, a lot of them would have.
According to the investigation, the culprit appears to be faulty brake line. It will be interesting to see if this truly is the silver bullet. I don't recall seeing any posts of anyone that has done with (with success or otherwise).What is the fix? If people could have fixed their rear brake for $200, a lot of them would have.
I feel like I've read most, if not all of the rear brake posts. I can't recall reading about anyone replacing their entire rear brake line. Of course, if OEM is faulty and the line was replaced with OEM then we wouldn't expect the issue to be resolved. But if anyone has done so with success or not, I'd be interested in hearing more.That might be a little more believable if half the people on the forum hadn’t already done it.
This investigation references a faulty brake line, specifically the banjo fitting:Is this really a heat issue or somehow air getting in the line due to the location of the bleeder ?