Anyone riding a ducati superbike or monster ever notice that while riding a wheelie (thats if you ride them) the oil light comes on after about 35 seconds. Is the motor truly running out of oil, or is the sensor just not getting any?
running a wheelie for that long is definitely starving your engine of oil. i hope you're running synthetic! this is one of the advantages of the new deep sump crank cases on the new 996R, 998R and 998S euro version; the deep sump will continue to provide oil flow even at "extreme" lean angles.
The deep sump will probably provide longer oil flow, but eventually you're gonna starve that horizontal cylinder of oil. I'm pretty sure the deep sump wasn't disigned with wheelies in mind. /images/icons/wink.gif
You're light is comming on because of loss of oil pressure, not low oil quantity.
I was told that the Ducati engines were designed to run synthetic straight from the get-go. True or false? My shop runs 100% synthetic with every new bike while some other shops might do a half and half, their words.
I have heard the same. Straight from the factory with synthetic. I usually run maxim? or how ever you spell it. This last time I tried Golden Spectro. Seems to work a lot better. I do not get the oil light flicker on top of Palomar Mountain (alt 5500). So I think I will stick with it. Plus I got a free case of it.