All fluids should be replaced once a year, especially brakes if you have ABS brakes. mileage means nothing.
I agree, i do some track on my V4SF and do brake fluid twice a year. Annually on the Multistrada. The clutch always looks passed due as well.All fluids should be replaced once a year, especially brakes if you have ABS brakes. mileage means nothing.
The owner's manual (for a 2015, at least) says to check brake and clutch fluid every year and replace every three years. Unless you track the bike, there is no need to replace the fluids every year.All fluids should be replaced once a year, especially brakes if you have ABS brakes. mileage means nothing.
All depends on where you & the motorcycle live --Here in Florida due to the heat and humidity you better flush the brakes every single year Especially if you have ABS brakes---I am not going by normal manufacturer guidelines I am going by real world guidelines--I have to deal with ABS problems all the time in my shop--I right now have 5 motorcycles in the shop with dead ABS units-due to the customers failing to do the annual services as they really should be done. --ABS units are very expensive when they go south--Of course it's your motorcycle & you can do services how you wish---But when your ABS unit shits the bed because you didnt service it properly ---Dont come here bitchin & whining --especially when it could have been solved with a couple of pints of brake fluid & an hour of your time. -Ducati's spec on fluid change time may be fine in Arizona or New Mexico--But here in Florida you would be fuked.The owner's manual (for a 2015, at least) says to check brake and clutch fluid every year and replace every three years. Unless you track the bike, there is no need to replace the fluids every year.
You can believe what you want --and do with your motorcycle what you wish, I work on these things everyday & have been for 40 + years. I know what I see. With the abs units they are an aluminum housing with steel pistons inside. The moisture from condensation that gets is the brake fluid causes the pistons to rust & in turn they hang up in the bore. Here people that do not flush their brakes yearly have to replace the ABS units all the time ( I probably replace 20 a year)--Those customers that have their brakes flushed once a year religiously I almost never see their ABS units fail, So I am going on what I see everyday & the results from both sides. --& moisture here occurs from condensation in the master cylinders even with everything sealed properly. Some of these ABS units cost over $3500.--You chose --flush the brakes for minimal cost every year---Or replace your ABS pump for $3500. plus labor.I'm skeptical that a somewhat warmer and humid climate reduces the brake fluid life to 1/3 of the manufacturer's requirements (which are generally conservative to begin with since they know the average person won't strictly adhere to their maintenance schedule). Heat from normal usage of the brakes is much higher than ambient temperatures, even in Florida. And the brake system should be sealed off from moisture in the air to begin with. If moisture from the air is getting into the brake system, you have a bad seal somewhere.
That, I do understand. Humid, salty air is awful for just about everything.I agree, Florida does a number on anything mechanical. Things go to hell in a hurry here if you don’t keep your service up. I’m 10 miles from salt water and everything I own corrodes at an amazing rate. I guess you just have to experience it first hand.