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Old 10-20-2013, 10:56 PM   #1
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'12 Ducati Oil Change- resetting service light

So I'm needing to change the oil on my 2012 Multistrada I just bought a few months ago. The indicator came on for the oil change (every 7500 miles), and so I figured I'd do it myself. It's a big bike with plenty of ground clearance, and a center stand, and it looked easy enough to get to everything. I downloaded the service manual, and it looks easy enough. My issue is with the indicator, though. According to the manual, and everything I can find on Ducati forums, the ONLY way to get that message to go away is to reset it with the Ducati diagnostic tool. There are some aftermarket scanners out there, but very few of them look like they'll work for the new Ducs, and even those are $$$$. Does anybody know of a way around this? Some secret button combination? Or somebody with a computer who'd clear the code? I'd rather not go to Mancuso where I got the bike, as I'm scared to even ask what they'd charge for an oil change. But if it's not too bad, I might just do that.

Does anybody happen to know what they would charge (or should charge) for the oil change? They won't be open until Tuesday. I'm looking at about $50 if I do it myself from AutoZone.
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So I'm needing to change the oil on my 2012 Multistrada I just bought a few months ago. The indicator came on for the oil change (every 7500 miles), and so I figured I'd do it myself. It's a big bike with plenty of ground clearance, and a center stand, and it looked easy enough to get to everything. I downloaded the service manual, and it looks easy enough. My issue is with the indicator, though. According to the manual, and everything I can find on Ducati forums, the ONLY way to get that message to go away is to reset it with the Ducati diagnostic tool. There are some aftermarket scanners out there, but very few of them look like they'll work for the new Ducs, and even those are $$$$. Does anybody know of a way around this? Some secret button combination? Or somebody with a computer who'd clear the code? I'd rather not go to Mancuso where I got the bike, as I'm scared to even ask what they'd charge for an oil change. But if it's not too bad, I might just do that.

Does anybody happen to know what they would charge (or should charge) for the oil change? They won't be open until Tuesday. I'm looking at about $50 if I do it myself from AutoZone.
it! Ride that like it's going out of style, and change the oil again in 3000 miles. If you ride BORC style then do a 31/30 in the air pressure.
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:17 PM   #3
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So I'm needing to change the oil on my 2012 Multistrada I just bought a few months ago. The indicator came on for the oil change (every 7500 miles), and so I figured I'd do it myself. It's a big bike with plenty of ground clearance, and a center stand, and it looked easy enough to get to everything. I downloaded the service manual, and it looks easy enough. My issue is with the indicator, though. According to the manual, and everything I can find on Ducati forums, the ONLY way to get that message to go away is to reset it with the Ducati diagnostic tool. There are some aftermarket scanners out there, but very few of them look like they'll work for the new Ducs, and even those are $$$$. Does anybody know of a way around this? Some secret button combination? Or somebody with a computer who'd clear the code? I'd rather not go to Mancuso where I got the bike, as I'm scared to even ask what they'd charge for an oil change. But if it's not too bad, I might just do that.

Does anybody happen to know what they would charge (or should charge) for the oil change? They won't be open until Tuesday. I'm looking at about $50 if I do it myself from AutoZone.
I have heard of two systems that will properly read and clear codes. One is a full scanner the other is system software and connections(would require searching again, but are in other threads). I would recommend asking a dealership about the warranty effects for non OEM maintenance. We probably know the answer but the maintenance would be cheaper than if a failure happened and they denied a warranty
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Just found previous reports of 7500 service quotes from 400-$900. The 600 was 230, so sounds inline for expectations if the valves do need to be adjusted.
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Even $230 sounds a bit steep to me. I've checked the schedule, and the oil is the only thing that needs changing at this service (22,500 miles). The next big service will be at 30,000, where they're supposed to check valve clearance, change the timing belts, spark plugs, air filter,etc. That one I probably will pay somebody to do, as getting to that airbox and rear cylinder looks like it would be a pain in the a$$.

But changing the oil? And the other things on the list for this service: "check brake/clutch fluid level", "check tire pressure and wear", "check chain tension/lubrication"? Just seems ridiculous to me to pay somebody hundreds of $$ to do things like this that I do myself anyway, all of the time. I see your point about the warranty thing, though....
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Even $230 sounds a bit steep to me. I've checked the schedule, and the oil is the only thing that needs changing at this service (22,500 miles). The next big service will be at 30,000, where they're supposed to check valve clearance, change the timing belts, spark plugs, air filter,etc. That one I probably will pay somebody to do, as getting to that airbox and rear cylinder looks like it would be a pain in the a$$.

But changing the oil? And the other things on the list for this service: "check brake/clutch fluid level", "check tire pressure and wear", "check chain tension/lubrication"? Just seems ridiculous to me to pay somebody hundreds of $$ to do things like this that I do myself anyway, all of the time. I see your point about the warranty thing, though....
Just take it to superbikes. Reset should be less than half an hour
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:31 AM   #8
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Any Ducati dealer can reset it.
As far as independents as far as I know only us and Houston Superbikes have the connectors/software to do so.
And you're right, it's b/s that Ducati makes it that ypu can't do it yourself.
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it! Ride that like it's going out of style, and change the oil again in 3000 miles. If you ride BORC style then do a 31/30 in the air pressure.
LOL.....Ride it like you stole it!!!
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Change the oil and go see Patrick to get the light turned off?
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