Go to your dealer (or go through Ducati Seattle) and get a coolant catch tank.
Pop your seat up, remove the rubber piece at the two pins, then remove the two pins that hold your seat on at the pivot point.
Remove the bolt that holds down the back of the fuel tank. Lift the back of the tank up and support with a piece of wood. Detach the quick disconnect fittings and vent line. Detach the electrical connector(s) to the tank.
slide the fuel tank back and remove.
right under the key, you'll see a white polypropylene tank shaped like a codpiece. At the point where the top horizontal section comes back and goes vertical (at that bend) is where you'll see (or not see) a crack. Fill it up and warm up the bike - you'll definitely see it .
again, IIRC, you'll need to unbolt the ignition switch, remove that tank, remove the stuff on that tank and place it all onto the new tank. Then put it all back together. fill the tank and warm up the bike (until the thermostat opens up) you'll see the fluid level drop - put more fluid in - you' want to get all the air out of the system.
Then pop the filler cap back on, put on the fuel tank, hook it up , bolt it down, put the seat back on, wash your hands, get your gear on, and go for a nice ride up to Sedona and back. have a beer for me while you're there.
You might as well learn to do this because, chances are, it will happen again - bit it's a cheap fix.
916S - While riding last nite I thought it was raining, then I realized that I live in Phoenix Arizona ( no rain for the past 130 days straight!) When I stopped, I noticed the wiped up fluid on the INSIDE of my windscreen and all over my helmet appeared to be coolant. In the dark I could NOT see were the leak was coming from. This morning there was NO leaks around the bike in the garage. It seems like its a small sepage forward of the gas tank. Anyone else run into this problem?