Sure, glad it was helpful. If it seizes, it can be quite expensive to replace by the dealer when out of warranty, yet a very simple maintenance task (that hopefully reduces risk of failure).Thank you Ed K! I had no idea that was even there until this thread started. Seems a good thing to regularly maintain.
Appreciate the pics and walk through!
Bit surprised it’s not a standard Ducati service check point, as these do fail, sometimes. Probably more often for riders who frequently ride in inclement weather as there’s a entry point for crap to get in there where the cable is threaded through the cover.
As @Derek mentioned above, the other option is remove it entirely and install a servo eliminator.