Does anyone have a list? I was quoted $1200.00 for 6,000 mile service
This link should be in the pinned section at the top of the forum.
Yea even doing full service I'd have thought the air-cooled bikes would be easier on many levels compared to the LC versions. (easier access being the biggest help) Around $1200 is what most of us pay for our 1200's.A 2006 1000DS was about the time they went to 7500 mile major service, the 6500 mile to 7500 mile change was negligible so it matters little. The 15,000 or 18,000 mile services did not come for many years later. I do not think any air cooled motor has the long intervals.
Of course we are guessing the Op was talking about the bike listed in his signature, the price given does seem to fit a 4-valve better than a simple 2-valve.
Yes if you are a high mile rider there was some "break in time" , what we found was that if you ran specific clearances instead of Ducati's huge spec that after about 3 adjusts you would see the valves settle down and we extended them to 10,000 miles and then 12,000 miles between major services with just a belt inspection light service between. The bikes were very capable of doing it once broken in. The newer motors I have done have been decent at 18,000 miles meaning I am adjusting most of the valves (much like a 6000 mile service) but not anything that will cause harm. The bikes do run better after adjusting back to where they run best so as long as they do not move much life is good.6000 mile desmo... ouch
Did you ask for Amsoil 10-40? I'd not go lighter in FL personally (or Amsoil, though that's just because I don't trust boutique oils)... wondering what the tech's thinking was.For comparison, here are the receipts from the 18k service done on my '15 MTS at Melillimoto this week. Sebastian is well known and trusted in the Ducati community. As you can see, this service was included in the sale of the bike, but it is a comprehensive list of the prescribed 18k service and labor by Master Ducati tech. Hope this helps.
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I left it to Sebastian. With his reputation, if that's what he uses, I'm good with it. He's never steered me wrong in the past.Did you ask for Amsoil 10-40? I'd not go lighter in FL personally (or Amsoil, though that's just because I don't trust boutique oils)... wondering what the tech's thinking was.
Okay well that's a different story, be sure to mention that in later posts as a 2-valve (which is the only bike you have listed in your signature) is quite different from a 4-valve as long as we we are talking 4-valve heads vs 4 valve motor. For a 4-valve head motor (1200?) then the $1200 price is much more in line with what a full service will be.4-valve Thank you
Have you ever actually taken one of these apart? I don’t think you’d find it hilarious. Just did another hyper engine and they gave me 26 hours. The only part left on the lift are the forks and neck. 26 hours to take the entire bike apart. Break the entire engine down, clean and measure everything, then completely rebuild the entire bike, deal with all the Ducati updates on DDS when you have to clear all the codes. Don’t think that’s a “ generous“ timeaero52
Thank you for the link , I had to download it as I have been laughing at some of the times in there. It is a good read for sure but takes a minute to understand their methodology. No wonder some dealers are $$$$ as some of these times are ....generous, I need a job at a dealership If I will get paid 33 hours for every motor I build. I think I could work a short work week and still make more. I might have to "adjust" some of my labor times.
This should be required reading if you are thinking about a bike as you can somewhat read between the lines and see what bikes may cost down the road as they need service. 12 hours for a panigale valve adjust and that is not including the rest of the tune, crazy.