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Damn it Migz, you finally got something absolutely, perfectly, and undeniably correct !

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MotoServizio
2698 Junipero Ave ste 117, Signal Hill, CA
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migz123 said:
MotoServizio
2698 Junipero Ave ste 117, Signal Hill, CA
(562) 971-0911
+1 for Scott at MotoServizio, no bs, just all ducs all the time!
 

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+1 +1

A great example of why practice makes perfect and how we benefit when service is not connected with sales in any way.

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+1 for Scott at MotoServizio, no bs, just all ducs all the time!
 

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I get a ZERO when I agree with you ? Draw your own conclusions...!

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Lol ...

"Things we finally got right" score:

Migz = 1

Bevel = 0

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80 miles is your limit ? And you bought a WHAT ?

OK, you got the best suggestions. So to hell with the sincerity of your request. There are now about a half dozen Ducati dealers between you and perfection. Sample them one by one as you work your way toward the recommendation. I know, gas is expensive and your time is precious.....

Or just buy the manual and do it in your garage. That would be, uh....0.0 miles from your home and the quality control....impeccable.



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Thanks for the suggestion.

Anywhere else more towards burbank as that is almost a 80 mile roundtripper for me?
 

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Thank you oh high and mighty one

I'm on the eastside of LA County so it isn't exactly 80 miles, more like 160 miles.

I appreciate the suggestion and was wondering if there was one just a little bit closer.

Not meant to belittle your suggestion as I know you are all wise men and/or women. In addition, you are absolutely correct in stating that gas is expensive and my time is precious, isn't yours? :think:

I actually did buy the LT Snyder manual but I know my limits and will stick to the oil changes, etc.

If that is the best, then that is the best and thank you for your help in this matter. :D

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80 miles is your limit ? And you bought a WHAT ?

OK, you got the best suggestions. So to hell with the sincerity of your request. There are now about a half dozen Ducati dealers between you and perfection. Sample them one by one as you work your way toward the recommendation. I know, gas is expensive and your time is precious.....

Or just buy the manual and do it in your garage. That would be, uh....0.0 miles from your home and the quality control....impeccable.
 

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I live in pasadena ca and I think you might want to check your thomas guide. San Diego is 80 miles away. Signal Hill is down by long beach and I don't think it would be 80 miles round trip. We here in the LA area are lucky to have someone like Scott so "close". Some people don't have a good service shop in thier state! You could always go to Pro-Italia in glendale but I got to be honest...I won't let them FIX me a sandwich!!!!


You should, for the sake of your big, put scotts address into mapquest and really see how far it is!
 

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Thanks but I know where signal hill is

My point being that I live on the east side of Los Angeles county, which is as far east as you can get and still be in LA County, my bike is north of burbank and the shop is in Signal hills. Yahoo says that is about 80 miles one way so I would think that is 160 miles round trip.

My point being that if Scott is the best than that's fine. I was just hoping that there was something a little closer but if I have to do it, then it will be done.

I thank everyone for their help in this matter. :yeah:
 

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Not sure where Walnut, CA is but if you are near Burbank then you are near me, in Silverlake. Scotts shop is about a 15 minute ride on a bike ( ok so I drive 90+) or a 25-40 minute in a car, its really not far. If you ever have been to LongBeach airport (think jetblue!) then his place is just before that. Your other option is of course, Proitlaia, just up the 2 in Glendale. That is pretty close to Burbank, but they are very $$$$. I like Prolitalia and go there all the time, but I do not have any service done there. A valve job cost would equal all my track day costs for a year, know what I mean! Hope that helps. :D
 

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Now if I could just find a girl to ride on the back :p

Really though, thanks for the headsup on Scott's place. I'll call and see if I can squeeze in the work before I leave for my trip to Asia. Of course, that means I have to go riding just a little bit more so I can make sure I get to 600 by the time I go down to long beach.

By the way, Jet Blue and Long Beach makes me feel like how Ontario used to be with the little bungalows. Sometimes, I get flashbacks of being back in school. Scary. :eek:
 

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I think my frustration with your naive response stems from the fact that most of us are simply delighted to have affordable perfection in Ducati service at "our back door" here in the greater LA area. Consider what a gift that is !
(Evidently you have not had much experience at all in servicing your fabulous motorcycle.)

Among the bozo huckster incompetent dealers, here is another independent who is doing more to support the name of Ducati than all the Ducati franchisees combined. In No Cal they have Jon Nichols' Sport Bike Service, and we have Scott. Ducati, and we, are blessed to have both of them.

So, if you want to be a gentleman and deal with your issue of inconvenience, please call Scott ( phone is prime, e mail is impersonal and ridiculous). Tell him of your dilemma and ask if he has a pickup or delivery service available at this time. He had this available the last time I needed some work and it was quite affordable.

But do it without the same air of entitlement as your request here. ( Do you understand what I mean ?) And continuing good luck ( you just found Scott !) and may Ducati ownership infer additional maturity and patience to you. Elsewise, it's a bit like casting pearls before swine, to quote our pal Bill Shakespeare.

And yes... I too love Long Beach for the very same reasons.


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Really though, thanks for the headsup on Scott's place. I'll call and see if I can squeeze in the work before I leave for my trip to Asia. Of course, that means I have to go riding just a little bit more so I can make sure I get to 600 by the time I go down to long beach.

By the way, Jet Blue and Long Beach makes me feel like how Ontario used to be with the little bungalows. Sometimes, I get flashbacks of being back in school. Scary. :eek:
 

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You're quite right in your estimation of my naivenous "is there such a word"

This is my first Duc and this is my first service so your statement is quite true.

With everyone's input I will be making that phone call ASAP. However, I don't really think I have any sense of entitlement. Yes, I want to have the Duc serviced by the best and am willing to take the Duc as far as needed. Was just wondering if there was more than one spot. As has been pointed out, Scott is THE ONE here in SoCal so Scott will hopefully be the one to work on my Duc, which I know will become a family heirloom :) .

Along another line of quesitioning from a newbie, are dealers really that bad in terms of service? Wouldn't it make more sense for them to have quality help because I know in the auto industry, the money is in the service and accessories and not on the sale of the bike. :confused:

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I think my frustration with your naive response stems from the fact that most of us are simply delighted to have affordable perfection in Ducati service at "our back door" here in the greater LA area. Consider what a gift that is !
(Evidently you have not had much experience at all in servicing your fabulous motorcycle.)

Among the bozo huckster incompetent dealers, here is another independent who is doing more to support the name of Ducati than all the Ducati franchisees combined. In No Cal they have Jon Nichols' Sport Bike Service, and we have Scott. Ducati, and we, are blessed to have both of them.

So, if you want to be a gentleman and deal with your issue of inconvenience, please call Scott ( phone is prime, e mail is impersonal and ridiculous). Tell him of your dilemma and ask if he has a pickup or delivery service available at this time. He had this available the last time I needed some work and it was quite affordable.

But do it without the same air of entitlement as your request here. ( Do you understand what I mean ?) And continuing good luck ( you just found Scott !) and may Ducati ownership infer additional maturity and patience to you. Elsewise, it's a bit like casting pearls before swine, to quote our pal Bill Shakespeare.

And yes... I too love Long Beach for the very same reasons.
 

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All right from your last post about ducati dealers you really are showing your newbie side! Duc dealers are just like auto dealers, some are good, some are not good. But since there are not many duc dealers overall, ones' choices for service are usually pretty limited. Selling bikes and giving good service do not go hand and hand as you would think. Even here in SoCal, bike capital of the world, there are not alot of options for great duc service. The 600 mile service is not a big deal, but its a very important service. When done right, your bike will be way better then when you bought it. Throttle Body settings are key in this setup and your bike should be much "crisper" afterwards. Scott is very good, and is really no frills, just straight up service. He is also usually very busy, so if you are in time crunch, you might need to go elsewhere, but for sure call him. I would call Proitalia as well to see what the cost difference is, since its a quick service maybe its not that much(but I sure doubt it!) Also ducati services can be done after you reach the set miles, so its not a huge deal if you go over the 600 mile mark. Good luck with it, and a big welcome to wonderful world of ducs. Just wait to you finish break in, riding around under 5k rmp on a duc is painful! :D
 

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If you are looking for the best.. Bevan at Euro Twins is the go... a real Ducati head and great guy into the bargain... if you can get past his dreadlocks...

One small issue for you .. he's in Australia.. hell of a nice ride, but if you want the best..


* no affiliation here.. just advice *

Hope this helps

Mal
 

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Yes, MOST of the dealers are really that bad. For a zillion good reasons that nearly all of us have suffered through. Do a search for the recent thread on an overheating 749 a few miles out of the shop. Very sobering.

Service is an entirely different thing in life. Good service makes ownership pleasureable, no ? Without it, a Duc is a lifeless lump of sculpture.

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This is my first Duc and this is my first service so your statement is quite true.

With everyone's input I will be making that phone call ASAP. However, I don't really think I have any sense of entitlement. Yes, I want to have the Duc serviced by the best and am willing to take the Duc as far as needed. Was just wondering if there was more than one spot. As has been pointed out, Scott is THE ONE here in SoCal so Scott will hopefully be the one to work on my Duc, which I know will become a family heirloom :) .

Along another line of quesitioning from a newbie, are dealers really that bad in terms of service? Wouldn't it make more sense for them to have quality help because I know in the auto industry, the money is in the service and accessories and not on the sale of the bike. :confused:
 
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