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Old 01-31-2016, 08:46 PM   #1
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Took the Streetfighter up to Motorcycles Unlimited Saturday. Time for the 7,000 mile service.
They're gonna adjust the valves, change cam belts, sync the throttle bodies and adjust the throttle position sensor.
It's also got a small radiator leak they'll get repaired.

Can't wait to get it back.
Adjusting the valves, TPS and sync should wake it up!

I'm thinking I might sell it and get something new. I dunno, it's so badass there's not much around like it.

412lbs, 155hp, 95ft/lbs torque and no electronic aids!

I'll miss that, lol
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How much are they charging for that service? I am a year or so away from that point on my 1098.
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How much are they charging for that service? I am a year or so away from that point on my 1098.
I don't know exactly. It will vary based on how many valves need to be adjusted plus there were a couple small items I already did.
The biggies are the valves and the cam belts.
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How much was the service compared with the Ducati dealership?

I know Patrick is top notch service but how the price compares?.

I am thinking about the Ducati XDiavel but how expensive is the maintenance? how easy is to perform the basics like oil changes and brake pads?

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How much was the service compared with the Ducati dealership?

I know Patrick is top notch service but how the price compares?.

I am thinking about the Ducati XDiavel but how expensive is the maintenance? how easy is to perform the basics like oil changes and brake pads?

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The basics are easy. The valves/belts etc. are a bit more involved.
We charge a base price for inspection and then IF the valves need to be adjusted we charge accordingly per valve.
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How much was the service compared with the Ducati dealership?

I know Patrick is top notch service but how the price compares?.

I am thinking about the Ducati XDiavel but how expensive is the maintenance? how easy is to perform the basics like oil changes and brake pads?
If I'm not mistaken, the Diavel is using the Desmodici motor, which has something like a 14,000 mile service interval.
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I forgot to update this thread, oops
As always Motorcycles Unlimited did a great job! They got it done when they said they would and the bike runs better than when I bought it.
Like I expected, getting the valves adjusted, throttle bodies synced and the throttle position sensor set correctly woke it up and it's as awesome as you'd expect a ducati to be.

I'm thinking it might be a perfect time to start a "For Sale" thread. I've had my fun, feeling it's time for something more suited for 2 up.
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Or at least over or under $500??
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There's more to the picture than just what the final total was. The amount of work done and materials used is a factor.
In the service I had done they;
replaced the cam belts
changed the oil and filter
adjusted the throttle position sensor
synced the throttle bodies
adjusted 7 valves (which is an unusually high number)
replaced the air filter (with a K&N)
replaced the spark plugs

At NO extra charge they;
rareified the homeostatic invector
perambulated BOTH muffler bearings
and installed brand new vortex generator brushes

OK I made up the last part but they did check out the bike and adjust all the little doodads and thingys to make sure it is all working in a harmonious aria of high performance good taste.

The bike was returned to me in perfect condition and running better than it ever has. I have no idea how Motorcycles Unlimited's service prices stack up against the competition and I don't care. I trust the owner Patrick and his folks will do the best job they can do and if I'm unhappy I KNOW they will make it right.

Perhaps Patrick will give you an estimate how much it would cost to do the work you want done. Give 'em a call, they're easy to talk to.
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If I'm not mistaken, the Diavel is using the Desmodici motor, which has something like a 14,000 mile service interval.
Yes, it does for the valves and belts.

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I forgot to update this thread, oops
As always Motorcycles Unlimited did a great job! They got it done when they said they would and the bike runs better than when I bought it.
Like I expected, getting the valves adjusted, throttle bodies synced and the throttle position sensor set correctly woke it up and it's as awesome as you'd expect a ducati to be.

I'm thinking it might be a perfect time to start a "For Sale" thread. I've had my fun, feeling it's time for something more suited for 2 up.
Thanks charlie.
I think either a Speed Triple or a Tuono are calling your name, or maybe an FZ1.


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Do you mind telling us what the bill was?
Or at least over or under $500??
Over $500.00, but that also included:
Replace cam belts, inspect and adjust valves, replace spark plugs, replace air filter - K&N, synch throttle bodies, check/reset TPS and O2, drain flush and refill coolant, and change oil and filter.
We had his radiator repaired as well.
Charlie also had 2 intake closers, 2 exhaust openers and 3 exhaust closers out of spec, so that increased the cost as well.
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Patrick serviced both of my Ducati's, my 900 SS and my Multistrada, a lot more reasonable than the other shops, even got me parts from Italy for my 93 SS.
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Not to mention the feeling that you didnt pay for parts you didnt need or for that wasnt done
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Thanks charlie.
I think either a Speed Triple or a Tuono are calling your name, or maybe an FZ1.
Already had an FZ1, loved it. Great bike.

Really like what the mags say about the Tuono but I'm not sure I want to spend that much for a bike with an ugly face, ha

If Triumph is in the mix I might just lean towards the new Thruxton. Kinda waiting to see what they are gonna cost, how much power, how much weight and what the mags say about the ride, comfort, performance, etc.
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....Over $500.00, but that also included:
Replace cam belts, inspect and adjust valves, replace spark plugs, replace air filter - K&N, synch throttle bodies, check/reset TPS and O2, drain flush and refill coolant, and change oil and filter.
We had his radiator repaired as well.
Charlie also had 2 intake closers, 2 exhaust openers and 3 exhaust closers out of spec, so that increased the cost as well.
That's not bad compared with what a Ducati dealer will charge plus the quality of service you get from Motorcycles Unlimited. You can never go wrong with Motorcycles Unlimited. I have never trust the stealerships.
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That's not bad compared with what a Ducati dealer will charge plus the quality of service you get from Motorcycles Unlimited. You can never go wrong with Motorcycles Unlimited. I have never trust the stealerships.
Yeah and I forgot to list the radiator leak that got repaired.
I'm happy, I mean nobody wants to write a check that big and not have something new and shiny to show for it, but the bike is right and that's the important thing.
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Took the Streetfighter up to Motorcycles Unlimited Saturday. Time for the 7,000 mile service.
They're gonna adjust the valves, change cam belts, sync the throttle bodies and adjust the throttle position sensor.
It's also got a small radiator leak they'll get repaired.

Can't wait to get it back.
Adjusting the valves, TPS and sync should wake it up!

I'm thinking I might sell it and get something new. I dunno, it's so badass there's not much around like it.

412lbs, 155hp, 95ft/lbs torque and no electronic aids!

I'll miss that, lol
Lol, more like 435 lbs! Also those hp/torque are at the crank. My s1000R is a lot more power and is truer to the numbers post for its stats.
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Lol, more like 435 lbs! Also those hp/torque are at the crank. My s1000R is a lot more power and is truer to the numbers post for its stats.
Well, thanks for the correction. I was waay off!
Your bike is obviously better!
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Since the weight listed is "Dry Weight" which I take to mean no gas, no oil and no battery, I'll do a little math from the specs below...
Gas weighs 6.7lbs./gallon so,
4.36 (tank capacity) x 6.7 (lbs/gal)=29.2lbs
368.2 (dry weight) + 29.92 (full gas tank)= 397.4lbs
Oil weighs around 7lbs/gal so...
397.4+ 7 = 404.4
add 10 lbs for battery = 414.4lbs

Doesn't seem that far off.

As far as power, it probably IS measured at the crank since that's pretty standard for mfr's to use.
Obviously rear wheel HP is the more important number but I wasn't stating absolutes, just saying the bike was fun to ride.
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Displacement: 1099.00 ccm (67.06 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2, four-stroke
Power: 155.00 HP (113.1 kW)) @ 9500 RPM
Torque: 115.26 Nm (11.8 kgf-m or 85.0 ft.lbs) @ 9500 RPM
Compression: 12.5:1
Bore x stroke: 104.0 x 64.7 mm (4.1 x 2.5 inches)
Fuel system: Injection. Marelli electronic fuel injection, elliptical throttle bodies
Fuel control: Desmodromic valve control
Cooling system: Liquid
Gearbox: 6-speed
Clutch: Dry multiplate with hydraulic control
Exhaust system: Lightweight 2-1-2 system with catalytic converter and two lambda probes. Twin stainless steel mufflers
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Frame type: Tubular steel Trellis frame in ALS 450
Rake (fork angle): 25.6°
Front suspension: Öhlins 43mm fully adjustable usd forks with TiN
Rear suspension: Progressive linkage with fully adjustable Öhlins monoshock with top-out spring. Aluminium single-sided swingarm
Front tyre: 120/70-ZR17
Rear tyre: 190/55-ZR17
Front brakes: Double disc
Front brakes diameter: 330 mm (13.0 inches)
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 245 mm (9.6 inches)
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Dry weight: 167.0 kg (368.2 pounds)
Power/weight ratio: 0.9281 HP/kg
Seat height: 840 mm (33.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Wheelbase: 1,475 mm (58.1 inches)
Fuel capacity: 16.50 litres (4.36 gallons)
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