Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Pittsfield, NH, USA
I use any brand of synthetic motorcycle oil that is handy. It's got Mobil 1 in it right now.
I change it every 5-6K miles (8-10K km), or when putting into storage for the winter.
I put regular 87 gas in it.
I use sport-touring tires, generally Metzeler or Pirelli, but if I need a tire and those aren't handy to get, I'll put on an Avon or Dunlop or whatever. I change the tires individually as needed, not in sets; the front typically lasts about twice what the rear does.
I change the fork oil and hydraulic fluids about every two years.
I spray on some chain stuff once in a while.
I check the valve clearances once a year.
I change the cambelts every two years.
I ride between 11K and 17K miles (17-27K km) a year.
I've got over 250K on this bike without an engine rebuild or any transmission problems.
Relax, and ride it.
1993 Ducati Monster M900, bought new, 265K miles, killed by minivan 30Oct17. 1995 M900, was ex-wife's bike, now mine again.