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post #1 of 271 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2014, 8:45 am Thread Starter
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**New Owner Thread...Liquid Cooled MTS...Discuss and Show Us Yours**

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post #2 of 271 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 2014, 2:37 pm
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New to Ducati

I've just clocked up the first 500 km - no chance for a long trip yet, so it has been little more than my morning commute.

Apart from keeping to the service schedule, do other forum members have any recommendations about general bike care? I see a lot of people here do most of the work on their bikes themselves. I intend to keep this bike for a long time, and I like looking after my stuff.

So, what do people here to to look after their bikes?

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The list is long but I will address something you may want to look at with your mileage. I think one of the most surprising items for me was the chain and sprockets. They really don't seem to last very long and the chain needs constant adjustment especially when new. My guess is if you take out the chain gauge out of the tool kit yours will need adjusted after 500km. There are plenty of threads that discuss how to adjust your chain but if you need any help just ask!

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Yes, thanks I had read that thread, and I will check the chain tension in the next week or so. I've put my name down as a pre-order for the C-Spanner as well.

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Tighten every coolant hose clamp on the bike and then do it again in another 2K, if you have a center stand do the skid plate slot mod the first time you change the oil so you don't need to remove the center stand every time. I have not experienced chain stretching but I have left the gauge in place and ridden off, don't do this, found mine in the road flat as a pancake.

Go here for good info (service, mods): Motorcycle Info Pages - MTS1200 DIY Mods > MTS1200 DIY Mods

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and here (not a 2013 but much is the same): MTS20120020tech manual
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Welcome to wheelie city!

Not everybody here does all the work on their own bikes, but almost everybody plays with them at least a bit.

These bikes may be a bit fussy (or complex if you prefer), but as the owner of a new one, I don't think you'll find you have to do too much of anything except be observant. Your warranty covers the work and parts, all you need to do is be sensitive to your new bike. Service intervals are extended and even though a lot of people tend to halve the oil change intervals (I do) the first real service isn't due until 15000 miles. The other ones (600-7500) are glorified oil changes.

Any new bike, I do these things:
1. Keep an eye on the oil window at every ride.
2. Watch chain tension and lube especially when new. As expat says, that's when they tend to wear in the most.
3. Check the bike for loose fasteners, controls and connectors and correct when found.
4. Usual tire maintenance

After that, it's optional. You can add accessories or components accordng to your budget/needs/desires or lack of them. But mainly, just enjoy the ride and if something goes whacko or seems odd, bring it to your dealer. That's what warranties and dealers are for. I trust my dealer and have no trouble asking them to do for free what the warranty may demand they do. It works well for both of us.

Enjoy your new bike!

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I'm loving my Multi

I got my 2013 Multi a month or so ago and am really digging it! Bought mine used with 5k miles, and now coming up on 7k and the first oil change & service. Only thing unusual I notice (other than the rear tire that's getting flat in the middle from all those hard launches and commuting) is that my clutch fluid looks brownish already. Cruddy clutch fluid may be the reason for my occasional missed shifts / false neutrals (i hope that's all it is).

Other than new tires being needed soon, the bike is lovely!

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For occasional missed shifts, also take a quick look to make sure you've adjusted the shifter to fit you and your preference, that can help a lot. Also, when you change the clutch fluid & brake fluid you might want to consider adding speed bleeders, they are cheap and make it super easy to keep everything bled, and easy for future fluid changes too. Not very exciting bling, but sure is useful.
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Getting ready for the "big Desmo service"

Right at 14k miles on my 2011. So far so good. Other than the absent rear brake the bike has been flawless and every mile had been a good/safe one.
I am going to schedule the 15k service soon and other than the "valve" check( too bad the top half of the bike needs to come off) I want them to look at the chain, brake pads and it's time for a 4th set of rubber but other than than that the bike has been a champ. It's sick fast, handles well and is comfortable on long rides. What more could you ask for...

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I got my 2013 Multi a month or so ago and am really digging it! Bought mine used with 5k miles, and now coming up on 7k and the first oil change & service. Only thing unusual I notice (other than the rear tire that's getting flat in the middle from all those hard launches and commuting) is that my clutch fluid looks brownish already. Cruddy clutch fluid may be the reason for my occasional missed shifts / false neutrals (i hope that's all it is).

Other than new tires being needed soon, the bike is lovely!

Erica
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Yep get that cruddy fluid out and get the blue juice in :-)
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