Ducati Scrambler Forum banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
965 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Just about a block from home not fully warmed up and with a little less than 1/2 a tank full of gas going approx. 15-20 MPH turned onto a connecting street (left turn) at a pretty extreme lean (close to pegs hitting) and the motor cutoff like someone turned the key.

Kept running but was kind of a shock especially at the extreme leaning point I was. I wouldn't think I was leaned over far enough to activate any safety switch, but who knows. Never happened before so it was kind of an odd occurrence. Anyone else ever had that happen?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
242 Posts
Just putting this out there, but is it possible that the side stand or spring is loose? I have caught a pant leg on the stand when putting my foot down and the safety switch killed the engine immediately. Maybe something is loose down there causing the gravity to pull on the stand enough to move the switch and kill it. I think I remember littleowl mentioned her stand almost fell off at one point. (Apologies if I have remembered incorrectly.)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
965 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Just putting this out there, but is it possible that the side stand or spring is loose? I have caught a pant leg on the stand when putting my foot down and the safety switched killed the engine immediately. Maybe something is loose down there causing the gravity to pull on the stand enough to move the switch and kill it. I think I remember littleowl mentioned her stand almost fell off at one point. (Apologies if I have remembered incorrectly.)
I'l check that out, that would make sense since it's the left side. Good tip! Thanks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
151 Posts
I'm guessing the side stand switch was set off too.

Doesn't sound like you were downshifting or doing any abrupt fueling.
I've had my bike cut out on rapid downshifts and had it cough once or twice when trying to lug it through a turn at too low of RPMs. Doesn't sound related.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
65 Posts
Might be worth looking at the tilt sensor too. This is the thing that cuts the engine if it detects the bike fall past a certain angle (ie. crashing).
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
764 Posts
There is no tilt sensor on Ducatis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,035 Posts
Just putting this out there, but is it possible that the side stand or spring is loose? I have caught a pant leg on the stand when putting my foot down and the safety switch killed the engine immediately. Maybe something is loose down there causing the gravity to pull on the stand enough to move the switch and kill it. I think I remember littleowl mentioned her stand almost fell off at one point. (Apologies if I have remembered incorrectly.)
Yes you have remembered correctly, it was loose (friend noticed it as I would have been none the wiser!). A possible cause?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
22 Posts
Don't know the cause. I had a 690 Duke that did the same thing. The dealer spent a full day working on the fueling and fixed it. My Ducati dealer said it didn't happen when they road it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
29 Posts
Has happened to me twice.
Agree with Zig, most likely a fueling issue have had it happen to me going into a bend; on opening the throttle theres nothing there.
hasn't do it since the ECU flash.
hope this helps
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
965 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Don't know the cause. I had a 690 Duke that did the same thing. The dealer spent a full day working on the fueling and fixed it. My Ducati dealer said it didn't happen when they road it.
Thanks, I'll mention it when I am in for anything next time. Weird though.
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top