I had it happen three times. The first two times the bike was under the ducati warranty. The second time it was under the extended warranty. Make sure that they use the upgraded kit, when the work is done. The mechanic that did the work the third time said that the upgraded kit was not used on the previous repair.
I switched shops for the third repair.
As far as I understand, it is a known issue with this bike because of the angle that you downshift places more force on the shifter arm as compared to other models that share the DS motor/tranny. This is because of the upright riding position. The arm will over extend itself and jam in place.
That'd be nice if they did. But if they didn't help fix a 4&1/2 year old bike, who could blame them? I was just thinking if there was any expectation that it *should* be fixed, it would be unreasonable.
Just joined the club. Exact same problem as everyone else. 2008 hyper 1100 with 3000 miles. Downshifted hard from 4th to 3rd when someone pulled out in front of me and that's all she wrote. After pulling over to check things out I was able to short out the neutral switch and ride the two miles home in 3rd.
Mainly bumping this thread so others can see it. This is my second hyper and I was completely unaware of this issue until right now. Not too happy that my bike will likely be out of commission for the upcoming 4 day weekend.
Out of curiosity, has anyone identified exactly which parts on the diagram are replaced? There are 3 different "return springs".
Well second time my shift lever breaks and gets stuck in 3rd gear.
I had a hell of a time tracking down the info regarding this problem so I want to update the thread with some numbers to keep handy in case it happens to you.
Last time it broke, I was riding in the north Bay, close to Hattar in San Rafael, CA. Limped into Hattar and they knew immediately what was wrong, had the kit to fix it. In and out the same day for under $200. Have put about 10,000 miles on it since then.
Today when it happened I again limped down to Motor Cafe in Sunnyvale, CA. They had no idea of what I was talking about and struggled to find any of the part numbers associated with the shifter. Quoted me over $400 to do a 'diagnostic' check on the bike's condition and make sure there were no other problems... etc.
Motor Cafe services lots of other makes which is the only explanation I can come up with for this kind of treatment.
So the service bulletin for this problem is SVC-09-009
NHTSA: Action Number: 10029886
Ducati Service Bulletin Number: 253847
The part number you need is a kit: P/N 69924492A
Retail price is $47.50 at Pro Italia or Omaha Ducati
The other item Hattar installed was P/N 18010081A, the replacement control fork. Retail price is $25.43 at Omaha Ducati
When I had this fixed in 2012 they goodwilled the parts but not the labor. I'm trying to see what I can get covered this time.
Just ordered the 2 parts to fix this. Is this a DIY fix or is it difficult for the average joe with minimal engine work experience (clutch replacement, water housing maintenance/seal replacements). Would I be able to?
Is there a thread with picture's of what the issues are and parts to be replaced? I have just brought a hypermotard and the gear lever is starting to jam into gears, I can still get it free with some brutal kicks at this stage.
I am truly in love with my 1100 1st gen hyper.
It never lets me down to bring out a smile from my face when I go out for a spirited ride in the canyons.
But I am seriously considering adding another bike to the stable for long trips and to ride with my lady (keeping her more comfortable).
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