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First one i believe in Toronto to receive her scrambler! that's' what GP bikes said at least!

anyways the only issue we're having with this bike is getting to to go to Neutral! only way we could successfully put it in neutral is by hand! lol!

it's super sensitive... out of the two days riding it, me and my girl both could only put it in neutral using foot twice. only twice... and the thing won't start if it's not in neutral! what's up with that? lol

anyways i'm not too worried about this... i'm pretty sure with some adjustment it will be okay... let me know what your thoughts are or if you've had this issue yourself. we also got extra warranty for 6 years.

i haven't got to adjusting it yet.. have a busy week at work but will get to it on the weekend.



 

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My 2 cents: Check your clutch lever. Minimize the play of the cable to 1-2 mm, and pull the clutch all the way through for shifting to neutral. If this doesn't help the dealer needs to check the clutch since it seems not to release completely.


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so what you guys saying is that it must start in 1st or 2nd if the clutch is pulled in? every bike i rode did so that's why i was surprised! found it really strange that it wouldn't start!

okay guys thank i'll check that ASAP! just gone for the week/.
 

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so what you guys saying is that it must start in 1st or 2nd if the clutch is pulled in? every bike i rode did so that's why i was surprised! found it really strange that it wouldn't start!
It will start in gear with the clutch pulled, as long as your kickstand is not down. Also, putting your kickstand down will kill the motor if it's not in neutral.

Regarding your issue of finding neutral, mine is a little sensitive, but I haven't really had much of an issue finding it. It does require a light touch though.
 

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It will start in gear with the clutch pulled, as long as your kickstand is not down. Also, putting your kickstand down will kill the motor if it's not in neutral.

Regarding your issue of finding neutral, mine is a little sensitive, but I haven't really had much of an issue finding it. It does require a light touch though.
lol i know about kickstand.

this one is extremely sensitive though. like it's almost impossible to do it with foot.
 

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good to know. yeah it's super tricky... but i'm gonna let my girl ride it every day to work this week and let the bike break-in a bit and then have a look at the issue... i definitely should look at that clutch problem though cause the bike definitely won't start when clutch is pulled and it's not in neutral.
 

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Mine wouldn't go into neutral easily unless I was rolling up to a stop and found it by downshifting into it from second, but after 150 miles now it seems to be much easier to find. I think you could adjust the clutch a little or just give it a few rides and break it in.
 

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Hi Nick mine was a Pig from the start now have 130 miles and is now only piglet ie still an issue but not as bad. sometimes the neutral light comes on sometimes it doesn't. Has your issue gone completely and is the gear change stiffer from 1st to 2nd.
it's kinda comforting to know everyone is having this issue! LOL
 

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if it makes you feel better it happens on most new Ducati's although does improve with mileage , quite often see people in our car park doing the gear selector dance trying to find neutral , if you turn bike off first it goes straight in !!!!
 

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Yes it can be a bit tricky, sometimes mine goes in no problem and sometimes it doesn't! I ride with stacked boots at times and it's definitely better with my normal boots, it needs a light touch and the stacked boots can be a bit clumsy.
 

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well i find it stupid. for a bike company like ducati that can't seem to figure out how to hand u a proper bike on which u don't have to wrestle with to put in neutral. my kawi was as good as it is now when i bought it brand new. it feels and rides just like the first day. not a big deal but i find it not that appealing.
 

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well i find it stupid. for a bike company like ducati that can't seem to figure out how to hand u a proper bike on which u don't have to wrestle with to put in neutral. my kawi was as good as it is now when i bought it brand new. it feels and rides just like the first day. not a big deal but i find it not that appealing.
I do kind of agree had no issues with my BMW/Yamaha/MV's and thought if this is a inherent characteristic of a renown bike manufacture like Ducati it should be ironed out.
It is embarrassing when you pull up at a bike meet and every one is staring at your new bike as you come int to the car park and fiddle around finding neutral.
 

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I do kind of agree had no issues with my BMW/Yamaha/MV's and thought if this is a inherent characteristic of a renown bike manufacture like Ducati it should be ironed out.
It is embarrassing when you pull up at a bike meet and every one is staring at your new bike as you come int to the car park and fiddle around finding neutral.
exactly!
imagine me reaching down and putting it in neutral with me HAND! lol
 
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