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Old 11-02-2014, 08:40 AM   #1
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Multistrada fuel sensor error

Well the multi decided to go all Italian on me. I took the multi out for a spin yesterday. After fueling up and running a couple of errands, the fuel gauge started blinking, showed low fuel, and I got a CEL. The bike is running fine I just don't know how much fuel I have left. From what I can tell, this issue is not uncommon.
Has this happened to anyone on here?
I'm pretty sure it will be covered by the warranty in my case.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:38 AM   #2
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It's your Multi's way of telling you it wants to be ridden in the dirt.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:56 AM   #3
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I have the exactsame issue happen to me after the 3 sister ride 2 weeks ago.
Very common problem in the multi. Gotto change the sensor, and it is upgraded, but still doesn't seem to be a complete fix. Bottom line, the common concensus ia that, it needs to be changed every few thousand miles or less. I bought a sensor from Beverly Hill Ducati. About $200 shipped. Will arrive bext week.
After ordering it, found out that the software has to be udated. Meaning, have to take it to a Duc dealer localy. My warraty expired just about a month ago. Bev. Hill Bud said they will find out if they can extend my warranty for this issue, as this is an extremly common issue with the Multi. No answer on that yet.
So, bottlm line, get ready to spend about $400, or ignore it, and carry a stick tk measure the fuel level from time to time, and ride it as it.
Sorry! I am too. Price of riding Italian Putanescas!!!
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Old 11-04-2014, 07:19 AM   #4
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It seems to have resolved itself. I'll report back if it happens again. My bike has about 9k miles on it right now.
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Old 11-04-2014, 09:03 AM   #5
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It comes and goes sometime, but eventually, it will cease to operate. Aince you have the warraty, shouldn't worry about it.
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What year is your Multi? Mine's a 2012 with close to 32K miles, and as far as I know, has never had an issue with the fuel sensor. It did go all Italian on me one time, though- removed the ground wire from the battery to wire some lights, and next time I started it, the thing was ALL metric. Speedo was in km/h only, fuel in L/100km, etc. etc....Went through a complicated reset procedure I found online to figure that one out. Maybe there's a similar trick for the fuel gauge? Just a thought.
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What year is your Multi? Mine's a 2012 with close to 32K miles, and as far as I know, has never had an issue with the fuel sensor. It did go all Italian on me one time, though- removed the ground wire from the battery to wire some lights, and next time I started it, the thing was ALL metric. Speedo was in km/h only, fuel in L/100km, etc. etc....Went through a complicated reset procedure I found online to figure that one out. Maybe there's a similar trick for the fuel gauge? Just a thought.
It's a 2013. I'll take it to the dealer as soon as I can. It wouldn't be the first time I've ridden bike with no fuel gauges (or indication).
By "going Italian" I meant that Italian vehicles historically are not reliable
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Has anyone mentioned using Techron to clean the sender of sulfur? If Ducati changed the design of the sender that probably isn't the issue, but just curious if anyone tried it.
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