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Still putting a few miles on the Supersport, but finding no improvement in neutral. Moving the bike doesnt help. I can select neutral if I do it rolling to a stop. But if I stop, no matter moving the bike forwards or backwards neutral is impossible to select. I'm having to turn the engine off at times still in gear with the clutch pulled in.

Other than that it's great. Needs yet another clean. Some of you (in the UK) may recognise this place?
 

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Other than that it's great. Needs yet another clean. Some of you (in the UK) may recognise this place?
Been there a few times, always a good crowd.
In terms of neutral, have you considered changing the oil to a different density and viscosity. Has been mentioned here that changing from shell to motul did help on other ducati models.
 

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Been there a few times, always a good crowd.
In terms of neutral, have you considered changing the oil to a different density and viscosity. Has been mentioned here that changing from shell to motul did help on other ducati models.
Yes I saw that and found it interesting. My understanding is that Ducati use a semi synthetic from the factory with a change to fully synthetic at 600 miles. I'm loathe to change the oil early, don't want to affect warranty. I need to log the problem with the dealer, I'm hoping it will improve with miles and a change of oil at the first service. Fingers crossed.
 

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Logging the problem is always a good first step just so they have record. But have always heard Motul remedies issues like this on multiple other bikes as well.
 

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Hi steeve,

Same problem when i was totally stopped , but now after 650km / 400miles i can find neutral easier than before.
 

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Still putting a few miles on the Supersport, but finding no improvement in neutral. Moving the bike doesnt help. I can select neutral if I do it rolling to a stop. But if I stop, no matter moving the bike forwards or backwards neutral is impossible to select. I'm having to turn the engine off at times still in gear with the clutch pulled in.
Steeve, I've always found neutral easy to find on Ducatis when rolling before a stop. If that's working, who needs to find it once stopped?
 

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Its the same problems i had with my ducati's but when i switched to motul oil it was abit better to find neutral on the streetfighter and hypermotard
 

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I think it's a Ducati feature... everywhere I read problems to find neutral on Ducati, especially first kilometers.
Also on my SuperSport I have the same symptomps... it seems the situation is better after the first oil change.
On test ride I had not much problems (bike with 1000+ kilometers)
 

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Ok I feel stupid even asking this but I wonder if lifting the rear wheel (paddock stand) and simply going up and down through the gears for an hour with the rear wheel spinning at low revs might help quicken this gear issue.
 
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