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I was lucky enough to have a quick test ride on the DX, only around the streets in town and nothing over 45mph.
I found the quick shifter very clunky and requiring a fair bit of pressure to work, complete opposite of a different bike l test rode recently.
Is this normal?
Is it able to be adjusted to take more or less pressure to change gears?
I know nothing about quick shifters.

Can you transfer fuel anytime from the rear aux tank to the main tank or do you have to wait until the main tank low fuel light comes on?

Thanks in advance from Down Under fence sitter.
 

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The quick shifter does indeed feel a bit clunky in the lower gears, but is perfectly smooth in gears 3-6. It also got noticeably better after the first service. You get used to it, it's not an issue at all, but Honda does a better job here...

Regarding the auxiliary fuel tank, you can only pump fuel after your fuel indicator light comes on. Guess they did that so you cannot accidentally over-fill your main tank.

Also, here's a link to the owners manual in case you are interested: 2023 Ducati DESERTX Owners Manual - Manuals+
 

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I find my quickshifter to be very easy to use and smooth. But...I've heard others mention what you did about pressure and being clunky.

On the tank transfer...what I read in the manual was...when the main tank is at the level where it can accept a full aux tank a message appears on the TFT asking if you want to transfer the fuel.

Edit...I just re-read the manual and apparently the low fuel light does have to be on. Weird. Seems like they could've allowed it a bit sooner...like maybe 1/4 tank or even sooner. Imagine you're out on a ride that requires max range, almost down to low level light but not quite... and you fall and puncture the aux tank. Now what. Not many options.
 

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The quick shifter does indeed feel a bit clunky in the lower gears, but is perfectly smooth in gears 3-6. It also got noticeably better after the first service. You get used to it, it's not an issue at all, but Honda does a better job here...

Regarding the auxiliary fuel tank, you can only pump fuel after your fuel indicator light comes on. Guess they did that so you cannot accidentally over-fill your main tank.

Also, here's a link to the owners manual in case you are interested: 2023 Ducati DESERTX Owners Manual - Manuals+
Thanks a lot for finding the owner's manual and sharing it @Mr. K!
 

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Thanks for your information everyone.
I have the manual but wanted to double check to see if what l read was really correct.
Last thing l want is to have extra weight on the back and a near empty tank up front. Might skip the aux tank.

Now to figure out how this beast really goes in more technical riding.
 
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