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Just looking for sss owner that are having same issue that i'M having with theshift. It is decinitively not working good....not only the dqs but also the regular shift through the manual clutch. It ismissing gears (ESPECIALLY 5 and 6) and especially over 6000rpm. Of course even the dqs is not working properly and i had to bring the bike back tothe dealer to check what's wrong. Anyone else is having trouble with that? ....so pissed about it??
 

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There's a lot of info on the forum about this issue. To summarise : firstly make sure the shift lever is adjusted to suit your foot position on the peg. I would recommend that the best solution is usually to adjust the lever so that it's a bit "lower" which will give you a more positive throw when changing gears. secondly, when you are shifting (DQS or manual clutch) make sure it's a "positive" action with a little bit of authority. Don't "squib" the gearshift you need to be reasonable forceful. Keep in mind your bike is new and new gearboxes are notoriously "notchy" - it should improve with time
 

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Melba thanks for the answer but my bike has a factory issue believe me. In my 24 years of riding i did plenty break-in and this is the forst time i'm facing this kind of issues. The bike is now by the "doctor" to see if they can find a cure...i'll keep you posted on the outcomes.
 

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It seems you have a real issue that we've not heard of before. Most of what we've seen here is correctable with minor setup changes...your seems more manufacturing defect related. Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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ok guys I just spoke to the Ducati shop and they told me it was an electronic thing....a sensor that has something to do with the shifting synchronization was defective and they found a fault in the system log as well. They have recalibrated all the shift and now it works perfectly. I will pick it up this afternoon and i'll give you the final verdict. They told me they have done the same thing on some new Ducatis but that was their first time on a Supersport....what can I say I've been the lucky one lol
i'll keep you posted
 

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I think 90% of the SS owners here have had issues with the shifting. All being 5 & 6 gears. Change you lever height. A loooonnnnggg thread is in this forum on the same topic.
 

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I had issues with the DQS that the change of lever height didn't fix.
I went to my DS thinking I was just dumb about how to use it (First bike with quick shifter).
After a 10 min ride by DS chief mechanic , it was found that the bike have an issue.
They are going to change the DQS.

If you have issues with shifting or your DQS, talk to your DS.
 

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I think 90% of the SS owners here have had issues with the shifting. All being 5 & 6 gears. Change you lever height. A loooonnnnggg thread is in this forum on the same topic.
Yep, I had the same problem. Adjusted the shift lever, half a turn at a time till I got it where I felt most comfortable. All seems ok now.....
 

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Yep, I had the same problem. Adjusted the shift lever, half a turn at a time till I got it where I felt most comfortable. All seems ok now.....
How many full turns until you were satisfied? A few have posted that about 2 full turns was about the sweet spot. What was your experience?
 

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How many full turns until you were satisfied? A few have posted that about 2 full turns was about the sweet spot. What was your experience?
I can't remember exactly, it was probably about 2 full turns, bringing the lever down. I was adjusting it until it felt correct with my left foot.
Before the adjustments I had to bend my ankle further than was comfortable on the up shifts, getting that feeling right was my main priority. Once that was good the gear changes were more positive and that is the secret to a glitch free shift. Well it worked for me.
 

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I had all these shifting issues during break-in, and now now after around 1100 miles they went away. The transmission is seriously amazing now, no mis shifts, no false neutrals (I did adjust the shifter down earlier, it's too high stock). Just keep going and do the scheduled maintenance and see how things are after 1200 miles or a bit more. Shifting now is like a swiss watch.
 

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I'm at only about 300km's and I'm already finding it easier (but not easy) to find neutral. It's definitely tricky. Sometimes a tap down from second, sometimes I need to let the clutch out a bit to roll a little to get neutral. I think maybe this is one of this bike's idiosyncracies, and all bikes seem to have them in one way or another...

I did adjust my shift lever today (DQS). One turn out so a little lower at the lever. I think I will try one more turn tomorrow and see how that goes.
 

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I still want to find neutral easier. Sitting at 1,100 miles and neutral, when cold, is still nearly impossible.
I am at 6500km and still no neutral when cold, still having to kill the engine when leaving the property, takes a bit of effort to get the high security gate open at the bottom of the driveway so turning off the bike is the only way. Maybe it gets better after 10 000km's ...bwahahaha

Edit: Ducati techies told me neutral improves from 4500km's, still waiting for that to happen.
 

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I watched an Intresting bike review on the SS the guy said that this bike has a Quick Shifter that is designed to start working at 4000rev,s ? Anyone else heard this I have checked the manual and can't find anything related. But the DQS does seem to work much better above 4000rev,s.
 
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