Ducati HFCU (hands free control unit) removal

2011 Multistrada

 

Tools required:

24mm open end wrench or large adjustable wrench

Phillips screwdriver

3mm, 4mm, 5mm, and 6mm hex driver bits or allen wrenches

Pliers

Shop rags

Nylon zip ties (for wiring)

Optional:

Thread locker (recommended for screw reinstallation)

#20 Torx driver (ECU removal)

 

Drain fuel tank.

Remove seat.

Disconnect negative battery cable.

 

Remove left side fuse cover.

Three 3mm black hex screws

One 4mm black hex colet screw

 

Remove right storage compartment / cover.

Three 3mm black hex screws.

One 4mm black hex colet screw hidden under rubber liner.

 

Remove left and right carbon fiber side covers.

Two 3mm black hex screws each

 

Remove left intake cover.

Three 3mm black hex screws

Two 4mm black hex colet screws inside intake scoop on front

One 4mm rubber hex colet screw with a 24mm nut on back

(2 screws inside intake scoop)

(One 3mm black screw underneath)

 

Remove right intake cover.

Two 3mm black hex screws

One 4mm rubber hex colet screw with a 24mm nut on back

 

The air temp sensor is located in the right air intake tube. Disconnect it.

 

Depress tab and separate harness from sensor.

 

Remove left tank cover:

Four 4mm silver hex colet screws

Four 3mm black hex screws

One 4mm black fluted hex screw (for seat)

 

(one screw on top 3mm hex)

 

 

Remove right tank cover:

Four 4mm silver hex colet screws

Four 3mm black hex screws

One 4mm black fluted hex screw (for seat)

 

(one screw on top 3mm hex)

 

 

Remove tank top cover:

Three 4mm silver hex colet screws

 

Remove relay bracket on left side of fairing:

pop out the front relay bracket from its mount

lift the rear fuse block of of its mount

now you can access the 2 screws under them that hold the bracket to the tank

(fuse and relay blocks loose)

(2 screws exposed)

 

 

Remove gas filler cap:

Six 4mm hex screws

(remove the right breather hose from the gas cap. Use pliers to compress hose clamp)

With the cap loose you can leave the left hose and optional wire for keyless caps attached

and hang the cap over the handlebars out of the way.

 

 

Remove the 2 upper tank mount bolts:

Two 4mm hex screws

 

Remove the 2 lower tank mount bolts:

Two 4mm hex screws

 

Disconnect the fuel tank electrical connectors:

 

Disconnect the fuel sender harness by lifting the tab shown below and pulling apart.

 

Disconnect the fuel pump connector by lifting the tab and pulling the connector down.

Here is a view of the 2 wiring connectors and the fuel hose connections removed. To remove

the fuel line connector, squeeze both sides where pictured below and pull connector off of the

tank. Put a rag below the tank to catch residual fuel left in the lines when disconnecting them.

 

Here is the tank ready for removal:

 

To remove the tank, lift the rear and then lift the front slightly and pull the tank to the rear.

It will have to come up slightly to clear the frame.

 

Next remove the engine coolant overflow bottle:

Three 5mm chrome hex screws

You might choose to remove the engine computer hold down to make access to the rear

screw easier. #20 Torx.

 

 

Remove coolant bottle upper hose:

Phillips #2 screwdriver

 

You can leave the lower hose connected and move the bottle to the side without draining it

if you like. Alternatively, drain the bottle and then remove the lower hose also.

 

Now pull the front of the bottle out past the forks. It is a tight fit, but it will come out.

 

 

 

Remove HFCU (hands free control unit):

Two 6mm hex screws

 

Cut nylon zip ties binding wire harnesses from HFCU.

 

This is the view from where the coolant bottle normally sits. You can see the

bottom of the HFCU from here.

 

Remove the 2 screws holding the HFCU.

 

Remove the wiring connectors to the HCFU:

 

 

There is a 3rd connector that goes to the optional keyless gas cap so it may or may not be

attached to a wire.

 

 

With the Hands Free Control Unit free from the bike, pack it and ship it to us.

 

Installation is the reverse of removal.

Use a drop of red Loc-tite thread locker on your screws to prevent loosening.

Replace any nylon zip ties you cut to remove wiring harnesses.

Put the gas back in the tank.

Attach negative battery lead.

 

Try out your new key. If it is an aftermarket key you will need to hold it next to the aerial

that is located behind the instrument cluster while turning on the bike.

 

 

 

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