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I just got around to doing my 7500 mile service (a tad late @ 7800 miles - but who is counting?)

For those who are experienced mechanics, all of the required services will take about 6 hours (this is if the valves turn out to be in spec - add another hour or so if shim changes are required).

For those that are relying on their dealers to perform this work, the labor hours should be about the same.

Parts / consumables will cost you about $100 (Oil, filter, gaskets, etc. - without shims).

Most dealers in my area are charging around $100 / hour, so total cost should run around $700.

My valves were all in spec, and I managed to get the whole 7800 miles out of the original front tire (rear was replaced at 4800 miles).

Just a quick note about the oil Ducati specifies for this machine. This Shell stuff is VERY good. I was pretty skeptical of 7500 mile change intervals, but I believe that this is totally possible with this stuff.

All told, it took me just under 7 hours to complete everything, but this was because I had to change the front tire, plus I also flushed / replaced brake fluid and both spark plugs.
 

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I changed my oil on my own and will have the dealer do the valves. I'm at almost 7700 miles, but the MN riding season is done, so I might just have them do it in the spring.

My dealer charges $495 for just the valve job (not including the oil change).
 

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There's a lot more than valve check and oil


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I plan on performing the maintenance myself when I finally roll around to it, only hit 3k miles this season since I started way late in August.

I'll probably be picking your brain when I have to do mine, Tony. Thanks for the good info!
 
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