I thought I'd adjusted to the 'theirs-always-something' mentality of Ducati ownership, but this one has me thrown for a loop.
Yesterday I went out for a ride and with no warning all of a sudden the gearshift isn't working right. Normally, it is spring loaded so whenever you upshift or downshift it always returns to the central position.
Well, it's doing that when I upshift, but when I downshift instead of popping back up again, the shift lever just sits down by the sidestand. I can move it around with my foot, and only when I lift it all the way up does it change gears up.
With a little kicking and footwork I can make it engage all the gears, and find neutral, and it isn't popping out of gear or anything. I am guessing the spring that provides the tension to the gearshift has given out.
Anyone had this happen to them? Any ideas what it might be? And, the $640 question, what does it cost to fix?
Thanks in advance, this is really annoying. It's been running so well for months, now this.