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Has anybody done the Desmo Service so far? I m close to 12 000 km now and have to do it. I would like to know how much money you guys had to spend on the Service in your garages? I did some phone calls so far, it spreads from 450,00 Euro up to 800,00 Euro :-(
I will be happy about every answer :) Thanks!
 

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I was quoted £240 (€300ish) for my 7500 (12,000km) mile Desmo service from a main dealer and that's exactly what I was charged.

Fairly reasonable for main dealer labour and everything that needs doing on the Desmo service really. They even sorted a sticky throttle at no extra cost.

€800 is ludicrous, it's an oil/filter change, valve check and inspection basically, it should not be costing that much.
 

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The "book" states that the entire service should be charged at 3.5 shop hours. Cost of parts in extra. Here in Seattle, we have three certified Ducati shops. I've gotten quotes from 3.5 hours to seven hours for the same bullet point service. Shop around!
 

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Think I got ripped off at £500 then..... Plus an extra £224 for a new chain and sprockets, tighten left foot rest and glue on my heated grips....
 

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I was quoted £240 (€300ish) for my 7500 (12,000km) mile Desmo service from a main dealer and that's exactly what I was charged.

Fairly reasonable for main dealer labour and everything that needs doing on the Desmo service really. They even sorted a sticky throttle at no extra cost.

€800 is ludicrous, it's an oil/filter change, valve check and inspection basically, it should not be costing that much.
Thank you for your answer! Now i found a garage who will do it for around 350,00 Euro. I think that is okay
 

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The "book" states that the entire service should be charged at 3.5 shop hours. Cost of parts in extra. Here in Seattle, we have three certified Ducati shops. I've gotten quotes from 3.5 hours to seven hours for the same bullet point service. Shop around!
Thanks for your answer!
 

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I'm also up to 7,500 miles. My local dealer has quoted £300. My wifes car has just had a full service, brake fluid change, and an mot, for the same price!
 

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I'm also up to 7,500 miles. My local dealer has quoted £300. My wifes car has just had a full service, brake fluid change, and an mot, for the same price!
Thats exactly what my wife told me when she heard the prices for my inspection :) She said "for that price i would let repair my car twice" It s really unbelievable what Ducati charges for the service!
 

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It seems the front cylinder head is a b*@£tard to get to and work on, so time consuming. My previous car cost a lot more than the bike does to service. It's all relative. Buy premium, pay premium. I'm sure the Scrambler is cheap in comparison to a Ferrari, but pricey relative to a Daewoo.
 

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It seems the front cylinder head is a b*@£tard to get to and work on, so time consuming. My previous car cost a lot more than the bike does to service. It's all relative. Buy premium, pay premium. I'm sure the Scrambler is cheap in comparison to a Ferrari, but pricey relative to a Daewoo.
Yes, the rear cylinder is a pain. The mechanic told me it's almost easier to just drop the whole engine out of the frame. The cost of the service is mostly labour, not unusual at a premium brands main dealer.
 

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Yes, the rear cylinder is a pain. The mechanic told me it's almost easier to just drop the whole engine out of the frame. The cost of the service is mostly labour, not unusual at a premium brands main dealer.
On many Ducati, the normal way to reach the rear cylinder head is effectively to turn the entire engine downwards. Not remove it entirely, just turn it down by 90°.
 

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I was quoted £240 (€300ish) for my 7500 (12,000km) mile Desmo service from a main dealer and that's exactly what I was charged.

Fairly reasonable for main dealer labour and everything that needs doing on the Desmo service really. They even sorted a sticky throttle at no extra cost.

€800 is ludicrous, it's an oil/filter change, valve check and inspection basically, it should not be costing that much.

Know its been a awhile but who did your service please, have you also been to them since for the next service as I have been quoted £600 for a 7500 mile service, and don't really want to pay that unless I have too. Also were you happy with the service the communication etc.

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Know its been a awhile but who did your service please, have you also been to them since for the next service as I have been quoted £600 for a 7500 mile service, and don't really want to pay that unless I have too. Also were you happy with the service the communication etc.
Thanks.
Slow response I know... I had my 7500 service done at Italia Moto in Lincoln. They are a Ducati main dealer. I was very happy, my favorite dealership so far after some bad experiences.
 

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Slow response I know... I had my 7500 service done at Italia Moto in Lincoln. They are a Ducati main dealer. I was very happy, my favorite dealership so far after some bad experiences.
Hi Josh,
How much was your service? as I've only 1000 miles to go and I think Ducati Leeds might be too steep, I also have the option of Ducati John (local ducati service guy) but when I last spoke he'd never serviced a scrambler and I'm a little worried about the fuel tank coming off.
 

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Hi Josh,
How much was your service? as I've only 1000 miles to go and I think Ducati Leeds might be too steep, I also have the option of Ducati John (local ducati service guy) but when I last spoke he'd never serviced a scrambler and I'm a little worried about the fuel tank coming off.
I paid £240 for the 7500 mile service.
The fuel tank is the scariest bit of the scrambler. The plastic quick release fuel lines are terrible.
 

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Slow response I know... I had my 7500 service done at Italia Moto in Lincoln. They are a Ducati main dealer. I was very happy, my favorite dealership so far after some bad experiences.

Wow that's a nice price, did they need to adjust the valves? Also how long did they have the bike for?

Got mine booked into DMC Stoke now, with the whole family following behind in the car so we have a couple of days shopping and a night in a hotel. But next year I'm willing to travel all the way up there at that price. But would really like to start doing most of the work myself and just taking it somewhere for the valves to be checked.
 

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Hi Josh,
How much was your service? as I've only 1000 miles to go and I think Ducati Leeds might be too steep, I also have the option of Ducati John (local ducati service guy) but when I last spoke he'd never serviced a scrambler and I'm a little worried about the fuel tank coming off.

Have you had a quote from Leeds?

It's just strange that they all have different prices, after being quoted £600 from a Ducati dealer in Cardiff, Woods of Abergele gave me a quote of £360 and then DMC Stoke gave me a estimate of £300, and some others have failed to get back to me. When I've had the service I'll let you know what I paid in total, fingers crossed £300 or slightly less would be nice.
 
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