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Old 07-07-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Ducati Multistrada 30K Mile Maintenance

So the time has come for the 30K Mile service on the Duc. 2012 Multistrada 1200S (Ohlins electronic suspension, Testastretta 11 motor, same as the Diavel). The big question is this: what can I do myself, and what should I leave to the professionals? I bought the bike with 20K, changed the oil myself at 22.5K, and paid Houston Superbikes to reset the service indicator light/alert after I figured out I couldn't reset it. Other than that, and adding a Tuneboy cruise/tune box, and some LEDs, I haven't done much to the bike myself. I'm pretty sure the owner before me (who put the first 20K on the bike) stuck to the full maintenance schedule; I know it's been to Houston Superbikes before.

I've been thinking of having them do the Desmo valve service, the timing belt change (the rear one looks like it'd be to get to), and maybe the air filter (since this requires pulling the tank, correct?). I figured I'd handle the rest myself (I know I need to change the clutch fluid, for instance, and trust myself to do that). Most of the list consists of "check _________, replace if necessary). Some of it, though, like changing the fork oil, "lubricate rear wheel shaft", I don't know if it's even necessary. Could one of you mechanic-types, or someone with Duc experience, take a look at this list and let me know what you think?

http://ducati-motorcycle-parts.com/p...eFourValve.pdf
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #2
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The Real Maintenance Schedule

Edit: THIS is the correct maintenance schedule. Don't know where my "edit" button on the forum went, but this link, not the earlier one, is correct.


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How much do they want to check the valve shims? That is a little tedious but it isn't rocket science. If you did that you could do the air filter (you should be able to handle that honestly) and belts.
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HSB just 2 quoted me 2 prices: $650 in Labor and $200 in parts to do the 3 big things: the valves, the timing belts, and the fuel filter. Or $850 plus $200 in parts to do the whole shabang. I was expecting (well, more like dreading) about $1200 based on what I'd seen on Ducati forums. Does this seam halfway reasonable to y'all? And is it worth the extra $200 to do all the other stuff? (flush the coolant, brake lines, clutch lines, etc.)? Anyone else in town you'd recommend over HSB?
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