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Re: 6000 mile service DIY
Take a look at your owners manual - it should say what is required for your service interval. From that you can judge and see if you really can do everything yourself. Simple things you can do your self are changing the oil/oil filter, general lubing, checking loose nuts and bolts, etc.
Then you have the valves...which is a black box for me...and something I don't want to dive into. GL!
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you cannot program it yourself.... but you can go to your nearest lock and key store and ask if they code gm keys if they say yes they will be able to handle it for you. Plus its a hec of a lot cheaper than going to the dealer
sadly its like the ones on cars you have to take it to a dealer to plug into there machine and reset it, then they charge you the earth for two minute job, try to ignore it and just make a record when it needs to be serviced again
I would recommend having the dealer do this one. The idiosynicies of desmonic vale train is the shims for the opening & closing rockers.
You will see the greatest wear in the 1st 6000 miles. If the clerances are not correct, your will need a new motor!!
If you want to proceed. You will need a micrometer to check the shims. One you determine how much adjustment is required, by using a set of feeler gagues, you will have to "mic' your current shim to see what size you will need to bring it back into spec. A set of shims will cost between $125 to $175.
This is best left to someone with "friends' who also need the service performed on thier bikes.
it happened twice to me so far (700 miles and 2700 miles). You can absolutely use roadside assistance. I did last time. I had the dealer come 2 hours away to get it. I **** to Ducati NA first. It cost over $1k to fix the first time because they said that there was some damage from the spring. I don't know what the bill came to the second time. You definately should notify ducati NA ( I assume that you are in the USA?) to notify them of the problem and your dissapointment to be sure that they oversee the repair and expedite parts and service at your dealer.
From what I gathered, the shifter lever is over extending on downshifts. The mechanism needs adjustment (the stops as it was explained to me) so it doesn't continue to brake the return spring. The service manager at my dealer explained that Ducati has a new method of repairing the problem that is supposed to prohibit it from happening again. They are not too quick to call it a technical service bulletin (TSB), but that is what it looks like to me.
1. Is that tank steel - will it hold a magnetic bag?
Steel - I use a bag that mounts to the fuel filler and does not touch the tank.
2. What mileage do you get when touring, not thrashing?
City, low light comes on at 125 miles (stop start 20 mile commute) takes 4.0-4.2 gals each fill.
Highway, light comes on 150-170 miles, same fill.
3. What is the real fuel tank capacity - full to fumes?
Never experimented with it. Book says just over 5, I have never put more than 4.7 in it.
4. What are the recommended service intervals?
600 mile and then every 6000
5. How expensive has dealer service actually been?
600 about $320, 6000 about $600 depending on work
6. Fun factor?