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I own a 2003 ducati monster dark and am considering doing the 6000 mile service myself. My dealership wants way too much money to do this and it doesn't sound too dificult. What all is necessary to be done? (ex. oil change, valve check, brake fluid check, spark plug check, etc...)

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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.

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