Ducati GT 1000 and SportClassic Fuel Line Problem
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UPDATE: March 7, 2007 - Ducati Sport Classic Fuel
Line Recall Now Official
The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
has issued an official recall (print
version) through its Office of Defects
Investigation. The recall covers the 2007 Ducati
SportClassics, including the GT1000, Paul Smart and
Sport 1000 models. Here's a copy of the recall
||Ducati North America
Campaign ID Number:
||JAN 16, 2007
||Fuel System, Gasoline.
Delivery: Hoses, Lines/Piping, And Fittings
Number Of Units Affected:
On certain motorcycles, the fasteners from the fuel line
to the fuel filler were not tightened properly. The fuel
pump hose inside the fuel tank may separate from the
fuel filter. This condition will stop the engine from
If the engine stopped while the motorcycle was being
driven, it could increase the risk of a crash.
Dealers will replace the fuel pump to fuel filter hose
and fasteners to prevent the engine from stopping. The
manufacturer has not yet provided an owner notification
Owners may contact Ducati at 1-800-424-9153.
Ducati Recall No. RCL 07-002. Customers may also contact
the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's
Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to
September 25, 2006 - Some owners are reporting that
they have experienced the "dreaded fuel line failure"
problem with the Ducati GT 1000, the Paul Smart 1000 and
the Sport 1000.
Apparently, the problem is caused when one or more
fuel lines attached to the fuel pump inside the tank
comes loose due to either a missing or loose clamp from
We're considering whether we should remove the tank on
our Ducati GT1000 (see the blog for tank removal info)
to take a look for ourselves, but it doesn't seem like a
very straightforward job.
In the meantime, the diagrams below are taken from the
Ducati Sportclassic parts manual, which is available as
a download from the Ducati site (see instructions and
the link on our
Sportclassics Parts & Accessories page)
to at least illustrate where the problem might be.
If anyone can tell use exactly which lines in the
diagram below are the cause of the problem, or if you
have more information or photos and a story on
how to check this, please contact us at
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