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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 23rd, 2016, 7:43 pm Thread Starter
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First Service Monster821

I'm gearing up for my first service on the 821 Monster, and curious what oil you guys recommended?
Cost isn't really an issue here, as I'm looking to take care of this bike as much as possible. I'm planning on ordering my lubes/filter through my work tomorrow and throwing the service down on Sunday after my ride.
Anyone have any good tips or recommendations on how it's done?
The salesman recommended I don't come in to pay the full price for service, but they're more than willing to turn the light off for me and give me receipts just in case I need maintenance work down the road with Ducati approval.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 2016, 8:38 am
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I would take a look at Mobil1 10w-40 (Racing 4T) as an alternative to the Shell Ultra4.
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I've used the Mobil 1 as mentioned above. It's a great alternative. I've ended up using Motul 300V for the past few changes and I think I like it just a bit better.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 2017, 4:15 pm
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I prefer the Motul 300V oil over everything else. Ran it in my racebike for over 2 season and have handled no trouble at all.

You also want to check the second filter as well for metal shavings, which you will have if this the first service
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Originally Posted by PooveyB View Post
I've used the Mobil 1 as mentioned above. It's a great alternative. I've ended up using Motul 300V for the past few changes and I think I like it just a bit better.
Why? I'm just curious what you experienced to make you like one oil over another?

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Silkolene. It's red and reminds me of raspberry jam. Mmm.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old May 20th, 2018, 11:56 am
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Old thread I know.... sue me... I have a 2010 796HM with 20k on it and use Mobil One 4T10w-40 since first change. Been All good

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