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Thinking / trying to come back to a Duc - Multistrada 1200S Touring...For those that have had services at the 7,500 and 15,000 mile mark. What costs are you looking at? Full valve adjustment and timing chain at 15k?

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For some Aussie costs for what it is worth.
12,000km service - a few hours and a cost of AUD$400 (I had tyres fitted at the same time and the labour was rolled in together.

24,000km service - they want the bike the whole day and in fact had it overnight. Cost an eye watering AUD$1,630 and the only extra was rear brake pads. This was at the main Melbourne dealer owned by the national importer. They have steep labour costs.

After the gut busting bill, I have to say they did a good job and the bike runs much better.
 

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Had my 15,000 mile service done at Florida Motorsports a couple of months ago. US $1,268.00. I didn't notice a bunch of difference, but I did notice less valve train clatter.
 

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Thanks, guys and youch! That is what I figured, though. My only other worry is the false neutral issue I've heard about. Definitely don't want to be running hard in the twisties and get a neutral instead of an engine brake.
 

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If you are a tad lax on gear changing it can create a false neutral. be purposful but not forceful and all is well.
 

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Brakes are for braking, engines are for going...
 

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I was reading up on the reviews, and the Multi definitely makes the top of nearly every list. Funny, though, how one in depth review looked past rear brake failure and major issues with false neutrals and still loved the bike. Ah, the lure of Ducati : ).
 

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Yeah I've never had a worse transmission in my life but then again this is my first non Japanese bike lol
 

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For some Aussie costs for what it is worth.
12,000km service - a few hours and a cost of AUD$400 (I had tyres fitted at the same time and the labour was rolled in together.

24,000km service - they want the bike the whole day and in fact had it overnight. Cost an eye watering AUD$1,630 and the only extra was rear brake pads. This was at the main Melbourne dealer owned by the national importer. They have steep labour costs.

After the gut busting bill, I have to say they did a good job and the bike runs much better.
I will have to check, but I'm certain my services never cost that much (at the other dealer). From memory, my regular services are around $280 and my 24,000 was something around a grand. I could be wrong, and probably am, but I'll let you know!
 

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Please do. The service manager showed me the official Ducati time sheet allowed for a service and they charged me under that time amount. The hourly rate is steep though. They said that if it was done for a grand, they must have left something out.
 

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You shouldn't quote me on it (oops too late ;-) ) but I just had a feeling yours looked much higher than I remember. Perhaps yours needed shims etc. and mine didn't?
 

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Thanks, guys and youch! That is what I figured, though. My only other worry is the false neutral issue I've heard about. Definitely don't want to be running hard in the twisties and get a neutral instead of an engine brake.
I've only read about a handful of bikes that have had this problem, out of, what, 20,000 of them that have been sold? Is it still an issue?
 
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