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Honestly, I took the stock Ducati oil filter off by hand...it's not on that tight or at least it shouldn't be. Try by hand just to see if it moves, if not...then buy the adapter...I forget the size though sorry.
 

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Just about finished with this DIY. Also replaced my gear pedal while the exhaust is off, cleaned things up a bit etc...

One thing to note for us who have the shotgun exhaust that the lower baffle will have to come off first in order to access the right side 5 mm hex bolt that holds the exhaust in place. Unless there are some tools I'm not aware of that can fit in there without doing so? In any case, not a big deal, just thought I'd point it out.

Thank you for this detailed DIY and pictures.
 

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Here is the theory. If you should change your oil and every 5,000 miles and that is what you do then it makes sense to do them both at the same time and your mechanic is correct.

But if you just change the oil at 2,500 miles you shouldn't be hurting anything as you otherwise would have left the filter on for another 2,500 miles anyway.

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Ok, that's a fair point but then my question is, why would one want to mix old oil with new? Even though it's maybe only half a liter but still? I'm not judging, just curious what the reason is behind changing oil more frequently than the filter?
 

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I have a question I am hoping one of you can answer. I am getting ready to do the first oil change on the 2015 Ducati Scrambler 62 I have. The issue I am trying to figure out before I get started is how to get to the filter plug on the side cause the exhaust blocks it. Unlike all of the tutorials I have watched the section of the exhaust that blocks the filter plug does NOT have the nifty little springs to remove that section of the exhaust pipe and bolts to the engine. So do I have to unbolt it at the engine or is there another way to get the filter plug out.

If I have to unbolt it at the engine is there anything I need to be expressly worried about damaging.

Please help!
You have to get the bigger socket set hex bolts from your local princess auto or equivalent. You have to remove the baffles on a shotgun exhaust to access the bracket that holds the CAT in place and yes you have to remove the exhaust pipes that block access to the mesh filter. It's easy as pie to do. One thing to mention is that from the factory, the oil mesh filter is really tightly screwed in, so just make sure you're going counter clockwise and don't be afraid that you're adding a lot of force. Have someone hold your bike. It really is tight and there is another bolt behind the inital one you see, which is the actual oil mesh filter. Good idea to clean it, since dealer won't do it in most cases, especially good to do on a newer bike that has never had it cleaned. After that, every 2 oil changes is recommended.
 

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I'm not sure what you mean? You take off the exhaust/cat and one more pipe, the single to double pipe that goes up. That's it. One extra pipe piece after the cat with exhaust comes off. It's only held with those springs and elbow grease. You have to wiggle it free.
 

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On the 2015 scrambler sixty2 there is no springs to remove from where the exhaust pipe blocks the side filter and the engine. See photo.

Thank you for your help on this. View attachment 40113
I see that now, ok...so in that case, I would ask the dealer how they do it. It looks like they need to unscrew the entire header pipe? I would ask before doing it yourself in case there's more to it.
 

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I have a 2018 scrambler 1100 sport and I just did my 600 mile oil change but I don’t know how to reset the computer so every time I turn it on it flashes oil change needed. Any idea how to reset it? And you can get a spring tool for about $5 and it makes it so easy to put them on and take them off. No more bloody knuckles lol
Dealer has to reset any major service interval or Rexxer unit.
 
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