Maintenance and Issues
Information on setup and use of JP Diag
ECU diagnostic Software
ECU Installed in 2002 ST4s: 59M
The TPS is PF09
IAWDIAG ECU Diagnostics Software and
ECU Reader and Writer.
and How to for Superseal 1.5mm AMP connector pin removal and assembly
2002 Ducati ST4s Manuals:
Manual (large file +35Mb but text searchable)
(IT, EN, FR, DE)
Handy Capacity Values for ST4s:
Front and Rear Wheel Torque Values
|Front Axel nut
-- 28mm socket for nut
|Front Axel Pinch
bolts -- 12 mm head
|Front Brake Caliper retaining screw
|Rear Axel nut
-- 30mm head
|Rear Chain Adjust
bolts -- 12mm head
|Front Sprocket Plate
bolts -- 8mm head
Oil Change Related Torque Values:
|Oil Drain Plug
Mesh Screen outer Cap
Engine Mount Bolts Torque Values
|Rear engine mount bolt -- 12mm
(14mm bolt head, 15mm nut)
Link to Other Torque Values
would not maintain a charge
reservoir cap corroded
steering head bearings corroded and seized
Installation of Evoluzione license plate re-locator
display module partial failure and repair
6. Relay failure
7. High coolant/water temperature under normal running conditions
shaft wear and front sprocket retention plate wear
Pressure Cap part number incorrect in the Ducati Parts Catalogue.
Correct PN is:89310031A
10. Brake Shudder
/ Judder / Chatter
11. Neutral Switch
12. Tensioner and Idler Pulley Bearing (timing Belt)
Replacement: Tensioner and idler bearings are not the same!!!
Idler Bearing PN is: SKF 6003-2RS1/C3GJN (GJN is grease spec, high temp)
Tensioner Bearing PN is: SKF 61904-2RS1
1. 600 mi First service
2. 3,000 mi oil change
3. 6,000 mi service
4. 9,000 mi oil change
5. 12,000 mi service
6. 15,000 mi service
7. 16,400 mi service
8. 18,500 mi service
24,000 mi service
10. 30,000 mi service
Install and Set Timing Belt Tension Values using acoustic
Measure and set Tension on timing belts: 110Hz on new Ducati OEM belts and
approx 90-100Hz on existing belts. Set tension at 100Hz for New Exact Fit
belts (CA Cycleworks).
To set the belt tension, the cylinder you are checking MUST be at TDC so
that there is no tension applied to the belts by the closing springs pushing
on the rockers.
1. For the horizontal cylinder it is the forward run between the
tensioner pulley and the exhaust camwheel (posn 21).
2. For the vertical cylinder it is the rearmost run between the
idler pulley and the exhaust camwheel (posn 25).
Fork Overhaul and Oil
Replacement - Ducati ST4s Showa Forks ('02-'03 Ducati ST4s)
Fork Overhaul and Oil
Replacement - Ducati ST4s Showa Forks ('02-'03 Ducati ST4s) - pdf
Preload (24 Dec 20)
*measurements in mm.
25 December 2020
Tire Pressures: Front- 33PSI; Rear- 35PSI
ST4s Non Linear TPS - Set Baseline Adjustment
Brad The Bike Boy has a
comprehensive page dedicated to this with the
CAUTION: Do NOT connect Diagnostic
SW and press "TPS RESET" - NO!
Do NOT do it if you have Non
Linear TPS (like my 2002 ST4s does)
Vinnie's info on TPS Reset
Follow Brad the Bike Boy's
back probe the TPS at the connector, red lead (+) from my multi-meter to the
#2 wire (orange) in the middle of the connector, and my black lead (-) to
the #3 wire (black & violet).
Other ST4s Issues/Troubleshooting Info
ST4s wouldn't rev above
Replaced the Battery and Cables and added Headlight Gizmo
(see the Mods page)
2nd Issue... paint
peeling and corrosion of the brake reservoir cap
Noticed paint peeling and corrosion of the (aluminum?) cap.
I don't park it on the side stand and there is no trace of brake fluid leaking. L 21 Months after purchase... wonder if it is
covered by warranty? Well So far, no word on warranty. Ducati
Nashville did order and replace the cap. $25 for a new one. The
original problem was the rubber seal in the cap had developed a leak (pin hole)
and the fluid caused the cap paint to peel and corrode. There was a small
amount of brake fluid between the seal and the cap that caused the problem.
3rd Issue... Lower Steering Head bearings corroded and
This issue was first
called to my attention by Ian of www.st4s.com.
He pointed out that several ST4s owners had a similar problem and encourage
current ST4s owners to have it checked, especially while under warranty.
Very sound advice. I had mine looked at during the 6,000 mi service and
look how bad the bearings were. Click on the photo for a more detailed
picture, or click here for a
very high resolution photo.
5th Issue... LCD Module display (LCD Panel)
partial failure. About a month after a very rainy and wet ride, my LCD
display started to fail. It would only display the top half and lower
right portion of the display, I could see temperature and time, but only
half my tank of gas. This seems to be a common problem or so I have
read on some of the forums. I spent the time on a cold Sunday
afternoon and removed the LCD module and set about repairing it. This
is how I did it:
Click on any of the photos for higher resolution image
1. Remove the upper
fairing to get at the instrument mounting plate.
2. Disconnect the
speedometer (odometer) cable.
3. Remove the bolts
attaching the instrument mounting plate.
4. Detach the instrument
cluster from the mounting plate.
5. Remove the single cap
nut from the back of the LCD module and disconnect the two pig-tail electrical
connectors. (the connectors will pass through the back of the housing one
at a time with care.
6. I placed the
LCD module on a towel and removed the three small Phillips head screws.
7. Using a sharp sturdy
blade, drew along seam at the bottom of the module until cutting the glue bond,
then using a small flat tip screwdriver worked the plastic halves apart by
slowly and gently first the bottom half then the rest of the module.
(you can see I accidentally scored a bit of the plastic)
8. Once halves of cover are apart,
remove the LCD display and circuit card assembly. My LCD module had a
considerable amount of water in it and corrosion on the circuit card. Used
a Q-tip with a little contact cleaner to remove the corrosion, then used a
dry Q-tip to remove any residue.
9. When I put it
together, I used black silicon RTV all around the edges of the two halves and
the three screw holes. I also used RTV around the grommet where the
electrical pigtail passes, I think that is the culprit that allowed the
water into the LCD module in the first place.
6th Issue... Relay
failure of primary relay located next to fuse panel under left side instrument
trim. Replaced with Duralast Relay PN# 19283
other relays that can be used are: preferred: Siemens V23073 & V23074 and
Tyco A1001-A402 & A1001-A403
Bitron B047E 46520411-232006 & 232008
Borg-Warner (BWD) R3223
BMW 61 36 1 393 412 & 61 36 1 393 415
Ducati 541.4.003.1A & 541.4.010.1A
Hella 4RD 931 524-02
Hongfa HFV6 012ZS-TR & 012HS-TR
NAIS ACM13221 & ACM33221
NHG NVFMCZ20 & NVFMCZ25
Omron G8HN-1A2T & G8HN-1C2T
Siemens V23073 & V23074
Song Chuan 871-1C-S-R1-12VDC
Tyco A1001-A402 & A1001-A403
High coolant/water temperature under normal running
conditions. Drained and flushed cooling system (used Liqui-Moly
cooling system flush) rinsed and refilled with Engine Ice. Temperature
sensors replaced, and replaced radiator pressure cap. ** Note the part
number for the pressure cap is incorrectly shown in the Ducati Parts
Catalog. Got it straightened out with Ducati North America by working
with Ducati, Omaha...they are super. Checked the water pump impeller,
all looking good; refitted water pump housing. Straightened radiator
cooling fins. Second Cooling Fan Installed
- Right Side, manual switch controls both fans.
Output Shaft wear in the channel caused by front sprocket retention plate, due
to misaligned chain!
The donor sprocket below and the resulting spacer after machined
spacer in place:
Installed and chain aligned!!! Note the difference in
swing arm reference marks with the chain CORRECTLY aligned!!!
Radiator Pressure Cap part number incorrect in the Ducati Parts Catalogue.
Correct PN is:89310031A
Listed in the ST4s Parts Catalogue as, PN
893.4.006.1A (CATALOGUE No: 922.214.171.124A , ISSUED: 05 - 01) which is NOT
the right Part Number for the cap required. Use Ducati Part Number
Common issue noted by many riders not just ST4s, not just Ducati
but, this is an issue noted on several Ducati forums (Ducati.ms (https://www.ducati.ms/forums/40-sport-touring/2151-brake-chatter.html)
http://www.ducatisportingclub.com/showthread.php?t=25990) So I opted
to try the Ducati PN 69922861A - UNION+WASHERS KIT MTS03 Brembo banjo bolt.
Another common issue noted by many Ducati riders (ST4s) included
is the intermittent and eventual failure of the neutral switch aka gear switch,
Ducati PN 539.1.021.1A. In the photo below you can see where the plunger
that makes contact in the gearbox to complete a path to ground when in neutral
is worn down.
Old switch on left, new one on right.
Cut away view of the worn switch
ST4s 2002 USA Parts Diagram:
click link for pdf