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Hi All,

So have a few bikes in the past, but my Red Icon is the first brand new bike I've bought. At the moment I'm braking in the engine and doing various through the rpm ranges without pushing it over 5500 and not trying to lug it either.

Anyway, I noticed today (2nd day since I got it) that there is thick oil around the seal of the engine and gearbox. Pictures below.
Now I didn't check that particularly when i picked up the bike and was wondering if this is normal. The bike itself has definitely improved in my opinion after now doing 40-50 miles total (but could also be me just connecting better with the bike).



 

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Hi All,

So have a few bikes in the past, but my Red Icon is the first brand new bike I've bought. At the moment I'm braking in the engine and doing various through the rpm ranges without pushing it over 5500 and not trying to lug it either.

Anyway, I noticed today (2nd day since I got it) that there is thick oil around the seal of the engine and gearbox. Pictures below.
Now I didn't check that particularly when i picked up the bike and was wondering if this is normal. The bike itself has definitely improved in my opinion after now doing 40-50 miles total (but could also be me just connecting better with the bike).





Hi there, quick reply its not normal so call the dealer and get their advice about returning to them for remedial work.

Let us know how you get on.

Sure it will not be an issue for them.
 

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So dealer called me back and said it's probably the sealant, which shouldn't be an issue.

So went out an felt it now (didn't want to touch initially has my hands were dirty) and feels rubbery, just like sealant.

if anyone has had something similar, let me know.
 

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It's the grey ThreeBond sealant that Ducati use on the cases. It's completely normal. If it bothers your give it a hard rub with a coarse cloth and the excess will peel away.
 
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