Thanks for the replies, all. I couldn't quote each individually so I'll try my best to respond to some of the posts:
Why T6? It was priced low at the meijer store and reading a few forums (and even on here) have stated that they've used T6 with no issues, while others opposed it.
Read the manual, even read the last Oil used by my local ducati (the recommended Shell Advance 10w-40 Synth but they're hard to find and the ones they used on my bike were about 20 a quart?) That last oil change cost me about 120 and change! Hoo boy.
I've been wanting to perform the routine maintenance on the bike (tires, oil change, flush) and will save the big projects for the experienced mechanics so I'm here to get some good input from those that do it on their own so I definitely appreciate the feedback.