Jump to content. Posted 25 March - PM. Posted 26 March - AM. Posted 26 March - PM. Edited by Rex in the Big Easy! Rex in the Big Easy! Posted 27 March - AM. Community Forum Software by IP. Board 3. View New Content. You cannot reply to this topic Go to first unread post. However, in the past several weeks of owning the bike I went to a local gas station and filled up the tank. Then attempted to start the bike, there was no response to the dash.
It appeared that the bike was dead. Fortunately I was able to contact my local dealer who informed me that I had to enter the pin in order to start the bike.
This got it started so that I could ride home. After arriving home I shut the bike down to see if it would restart - no success. I then replaced the battery, not knowing if it had been replaced by the previous owner.
Still no response on the dash. I then removed the battery from the key fob which i had replaced 1 week earlier and to my surprise the bike started. I went to a buddy of mine who has the Multistrada and he said that over the past 5 years that he has owned his bike that at least 6 times he has had the same problem Now for the mystery, every time he had the problem it happened at a gas station.
Does anyone have a suggestion on how to correct this - or why it happens? Thank you Posted 25 March - PM Stop going to gas stations. Make sure that your phone or anything with a Wi-Fi signal is not to close to the key fob. Opposite pocket. I put mine in the rear bags. Occasionally it interferes with the signal and I give the bag a quick slap, Whatever it does it works.
Posted 26 March - AM I have had that happen a couple of times, in each case I turned off the power, took the fob out of my pocket and placed it on the seat, and powered it back up and it solved the problem. Most of the time I have no issues with leaving it in my pocket. Only once did I have to enter the pin, but I think that was also a weak battery.
I changed it and haven't had to enter the pin since.We met in Nice, France — and both originally from other countries. Myself from Alberta, Canada and her from Bologna, Italia.
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I gave up and had to resort to switching the power off in order to get back to the home screen. I purposely avoid reading manuals so as to better judge how well designed a bike is. The Ducati Link app has multiple uses including using GPS to track trips and find your way around, but you need a BlueTooth headset to have the directions piped verbally to you.
The app can also be used to meet up with other Ducati riders using it nearby to ride or share experiences. Ducati has built this to be a socializing tool if you want it to be. The dash automatically darkens quickly thanks to a light sensor when riding at night or through tunnels. It even reverses the white background to black and digits to white in order to be easier on the eyes.
I do feel some of the numbers are just a hair too small to read without leaning forward slightly for my 44 yr old peepers, but you may find different. I noticed at about rpm the whole display module vibrated pretty wildly but smoothed out at lower or higher rpm. Ducati made their buttons and switches nearly perfect, in my opinion. All have a robust, tactile feel to them that give usable feedback to the touch when actuated.
No one wants to pull over in order to get the hand warmers going. When I did use the heated grips one chilly evening I found they warmed my hands up satisfactorily even with temperatures dropping to only 5 degrees Celsius 41F. What I will definitely call Ducati out on with this bike is how they overlooked using these controls in the dark. The backlighting is so bright that it washes out the black lettering labels somehow.
Any touring or adventure bike I test ride better come equipped with this feature and it needs to be intuitive to set and smooth sailing when engaged. I have zero complaints about this Ducati system. The Multistrada ones are just the way I want them when I think of duration and shut off sensitivity.Another day, another recall. There seems to be no end in sight for these things, is there? The latest to be bitten by the bug is Ducatiwhich is now saying that close to 6, models of its Multistradao line is being recalled due to problems with its throttle.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 5, Multistrada models from to are plagued with this particular issue. More specifically, the inner sleeve of the opening throttle bowden cable of these bikes could disengage from the throttle, thus preventing the throttle from being closed. Some owners have already reported this problem, so says Ducati. Fortunately, none of the reports included any accidents or injuries so Ducati dodged a bullet right there.
If there was ever a motorcycle manufacturer you would think would be immune to recalls, it would be Ducati. The Italian company is after all known for being one of the top caliber bike builders in the world.
Learn More. Hi All, just joined a couple of weeks ago, just wondering if anyone can help advise. Recently I've experienced problems getting the ignition to come on. I have the key on a lanyard around my neck, the bike is a S. After looking on youtube, there's a few videos with what appears to be the same issue but no solutions, one where placing the key close to, or under the dash it comes on. I've tried this and it worked in a fashion.
Once it comes on, switching on and off it works ok with the key around my neck again. It seems like a signal issue, I'm concerned its the antenna in the key fob.
Anyone had same issue? Your thoughts, ideas, solutions would be much appreciated. I have a defective key fob that Ducati refused to replace.
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It eats batteries once a month. I experience your issue when a battery is needed. I purchase the batteries in bulk and carry a couple of spares. Useful x 1. Thanks Hawkster, I didn't want to change battery until I got warning light on dash. However, I'll try it just to see what happens, I'll post outcome. What year is the bike? If it's a DVT, have your vin checked by your dealer for a possible technical update to the key fob.
Useful x 3. I've had problems with my DVT not starting when I have the key in the same pocket as my phone. Once I put the key and phone in separate pockets then no worries. I think it's the NFC on the phone that causes the problem. Almost definitely the battery needs replacing. It's a simple job and then you'll know if there is more to it. I know because I have twice mad left my key in a pocket of my jacket when I put it through the washing machine.
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Dear All, Just to give you an update.What's a red key? I lost my red key! I lost all of my black keys! I lost all of my keys! Buying a Ducati, but it has no red key. Similar to RFID key-fobs, electronic strikesthese keys send a unique signal each key blank will have it's own unique signal to the motocycle's computer which are required for operation of the bike using the stock ECU.
Black keys are used to start the bike. When the bike turns on it will read the signal from the black key and a valid signal is required before the bike will start. Red keys are primarily used to program the ECU to accept new signals. It's false that a red key is required for any service on your bike unless that service is specifically programming new keys into the stock ECU.
Ducati has moved away from the red key and now only uses key cards on 08 and newer bikes. Don't fret! You have a few solutions Nothing. The red key is only used to program new signals, so as long as you have your black keys, you're OK! Copy your black keys! If you wanted to get into racing or tuning your Ducati, just upgrade your ECU.
Depending on your upgrade you may get a lot of bonuses, the main for the sake of this page is no longer requiring any special "signal" keys.
You can make standard keys now for your bike. Give it the glue. Glue one of your working black key's to your bike's frame near the ECU and you'll be able to make "dumb" copies of your key now, since the radio signal from your black key will always be close enough to be read by your ECU you don't need to worry about makind special keys any longer.
Just be certain that you A make copies of your black key first and B be certain your ECU can read your black key from it's mounting point. As long as you still have your red key, you can reprogram your ECU to accept new black keys. Consult your owners manual or service department. It sounds like your bike may be salvaged or stolen, or you're a forgetful person. Never-the-less, while you have fewer options they're basically the same for if you had lost your red key. You will end up with a new set of keys but this is rather expensive.
Again, this is great if you wanted to get into racing or tuning your Ducati, just upgrade your ECU. You can make standard keys now for your bike, but will also need to buy a new ignition. Buying a Ducati with no red key Looking to buy a Ducati? Does it come without a red key and you're afraid of what that means? Hopefully the information on this page has been useful, you should have enough information to make a fair decision what it will cost "extra" after you buy the bike.
While you probably will not get the cost of a new stock Dash and ECU off the asking price, you could easily ask for a few hundred off the blue book value and have a great bike.Available in two flavors, the standard Multistradaand the more exclusive Multistrada S, this sleek and sporty v-twin blurs the lines between enduro handling and sports performance like no other motorcycle on the market.
To make the Multistrada even more fun to ride, Ducati has given it advanced slipper clutch technology for effortless gear shifting. From Ducati. Euro 4 compliant in Countries where the Euro 4 regulation is applicableit features four valves per cylinder, a liquid cooling system and bore and stroke values of 94 mm and The new Multistrada is equipped with a wet clutch with self-servo action and anti-hop function.
Its new hydraulic control system with adjustable lever help reduce lever effort. Because of this, the new Multistrada is easier on the gears, especially on city streets where acceleration and downshifting are more frequent.
The exhaust system layout consists of two primary manifolds converging directly into the 2-chamber muffler that acts as a union, houses the catalytic converter and ends with a single side tailpipe, which was redesigned and made smaller in order to optimize performance and noise output. The new Multistrada S suspension is semi-active, controlled by the Ducati Skyhook Suspension DSS Evo system and, thanks to complete adjustability using the new intuitive HMI interface, it can be set to different configurations.
No other bike in the class allows such precision. The new Multistrada is fitted with aluminum alloy rims, which were redesigned after the previous model and are approximately g lighter in total. The sizes are 3. When activated, the system keeps the vehicle still by activating the rear brake and automatically deactivates after a few seconds.
The Multistrada S is equipped with a high-resolution color TFT instrument panel that is easy to read even in sunlight. The full-LED headlight of the Multistrada S guarantees great efficiency and excellent stability unaffected by voltage variations compared to a traditional lamp-type headlight.
The new Multistrada is compatible with the Ducati Link app, thanks to which it is possible to simply and intuitively set the travel mode combination of Load and Riding Mode and customize the parameters of each Riding Mode ABS, Ducati Traction Control, etc.
Connect your Ducati and experience a new way of traveling, record performance and itineraries, find new friends. This and so much more in one unique app. In order to ensure the highest riding comfort during long trips, the Multistrada S is equipped with a Cruise Control system, handled by backlit controls on the handlebar. Sign Up Today Get all the best motorcycle news, reviews and deals delivered to your inbox weekly. Hydraulic clutch The new Multistrada is equipped with a wet clutch with self-servo action and anti-hop function.
Exhaust system The exhaust system layout consists of two primary manifolds converging directly into the 2-chamber muffler that acts as a union, houses the catalytic converter and ends with a single side tailpipe, which was redesigned and made smaller in order to optimize performance and noise output. Tires and rims The new Multistrada is fitted with aluminum alloy rims, which were redesigned after the previous model and are approximately g lighter in total.
Ducati Cornering Lights DCL The full-LED headlight of the Multistrada S guarantees great efficiency and excellent stability unaffected by voltage variations compared to a traditional lamp-type headlight. Cruise Control and Hands-Free In order to ensure the highest riding comfort during long trips, the Multistrada S is equipped with a Cruise Control system, handled by backlit controls on the handlebar. About the author.
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By continuing to use this site you agree to these cookies. Learn More. Okay, thanks. Stainless steel single muffler, Catalytic converter and 2 lambda probes. Slipper and self-servo wet multiplate clutch with hydraulic control.
Fully adjustable monoshock, Remote spring preload adjustment, Aluminum double-sided swingarm.Tired of searching the web for answers to some of the most asked questions regarding Ducati and its electronic immobilizer and coded keys?
Or maybe the infamous Red Key dilemma, how they work, why you need them and how can you get replacements? Well, this section will be your last stop in your search for answers. If you don't find the answers you seek in this section, PLEASE contact us with your questions and we will address your concerns and update this page accordingly. Most older Duacti's Pre use the RED Key system and most new Ducati owners don't really understand the role of the red key well here it is.
It is just called an "Emergency Key". This emergency key is used in case the Hands-Free Fob is lost and you'll need to start the bike. So you'll place this key near the antenna and hit start. But this section is NOT about those red keys as they are merely a standard black key with some red pain on them.
All of the above situations will cause you to be unable to recover the use of your Ducati either permanently or temporarily. If you enter programming mode you will need the other two black keys plus the code card in order to exit the system without any ill effects to the system. Same goes if you trip the immobilizer, you'll need the code card electronic code in order to override it. If you enter system settings accidentally who knows what you will change.
Remember all settings are controlled by the hand controls on the bike Throttle, Mode, Clutch, Brake, ect Stuff you do every time you ride, so you see it will be very easy to enter any form or programming or set-up mode by using your red master key as a daily use key. Code cards are as critical as red keys to Ducati's.
Depending on the Ducati model, code cards include different information all critical and essential. Code cards include useful and critical information about your keys. Older code cards contain "Electronic" key codes and "mechanical" key codes. On newer code cards Ducati placed the factory programmed PIN for the dash. In some cases this PIN can be re-set to any personal favorite.
On certain models its user select-able and others you must use software. That's why it's critical that you keep this information or a photo of the card in your phone, wallet, jacket, helmet or any other place in case you need to use it. But all in all the code card and its information is critical and valuable in the event you loose all your keys, need to program new keys to replace a missing or stolen key or to register new ECU or Dash into the system.
Now if you take your code card to the dealer depending on bike model be prepared to wait weeks to get your replacement keys PLUS hold on to your wallet if its a newer "Hi-Security Laser" key.