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Gear change gremlins are common on this bike. In my view the gearbox is just slow to operate, so treat it slowly and it works fine.
But once I get my sport mood on, heavy braking toe scraping hard acceleration, requiring multiple quick changes then the gremlin cometh. It's human nature to just do stuff faster in that mindset.
So has anyone improved things by changing make of oil or grade of oil? Does a 5-50 or 10-40 cure the problem say? Is Halfords (probably home depot in the USA!) own brand the miracle cure?
Oh, I'm fully conversant with oil specs. and what they mean/do, so please dont turn this into an oil tech thread. Within those "like for like" specs there's plenty of scope for differences. My dirt bike works fine on castrol 1 for instance, but will reduce another "good" brand to something as useful as tea in less than 600 miles.
It's a grade or make compliance thread. And there maybe just isn't a "holy grail" for this issue. Just looking for the lucky break if anyone found one for this particular bike.
P.S. i try to keep my drive chain at the tight end of it's spec and I think that helps a bit.
Happy new year everyone!
 

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Coupola days and no takers,,,,,hmmm.

Oil threads almost always turn out the same so I guess a lot of folk shy away from them.

In this case, it really is pretty hard to recommend anything other than Ducatis recommendations simply because there ain't a lot out there that compares when ya have a good look.

Sure there's plenty of 10W 40 full synthetics out there that will more than likely do the job, but, would you want to run them before the warranty period is up ?
My opinion is to go with the Shell recommended by Ducati, it really isn't a bad drop, until warranty is up and then keep on using it,,,,,, unless ya reckon there is something better out there.

I've looked hard, there's a few comparables there but I can't find anything that I would classify as better.
 

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I had a look over on the monster site as they have a similar engine in the 800. It seems they don't have this issue but then they probably run different ratios and hence a different gearbox setup.
 
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