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Big weekend ride and noticed brake fluid leaking from the front reservoir. Second time this has happened. Also looks like a small oil leak as oil blown around up around right side of engine...not sure where from yet. Anyone had either issue? Presume warranty covers.
 

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Had my leaky front reservoir replaced under warranty about a year ago, no problem since. Can't comment on your engine oil leak, but suggest you should have your dealer take a look.
 

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Realized oil was leaking out of my filter as well and the engine seems to be running a little rough/hot. Is a specific tool needed to tighten the filter? Doesn't seem like I've lost a ton of oil, but it's looking pretty dark. I'm at 5000 miles on the bike, and I thought it wasn't supposed to need a change until 7500 miles. Anyone know what might be going on?
 

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There are filter wrenches available from your local parts store, but I think there is a tendency to over-tighten when using them, so I suggest to just grab it with your hand (when not too hot) and twist on tighter.

Having lived in both the US and Europe, I have seen that the Manufacturers recommended oil and filter change interval seem to be followed in Europe, but generally thought to be too long in the US, where 3000 miles is common. I personally think that it depends on how hard the bike has been ridden and how many on/off cycles. Changing the oil/filter every 3000 miles will not hurt anything (except your wallet).
 

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Realized oil was leaking out of my filter as well and the engine seems to be running a little rough/hot. Is a specific tool needed to tighten the filter? Doesn't seem like I've lost a ton of oil, but it's looking pretty dark. I'm at 5000 miles on the bike, and I thought it wasn't supposed to need a change until 7500 miles. Anyone know what might be going on?
Get the proper 76mm 8 flute filter remover that fits the ducati filter... Its hard to find. Even if you're like me and have EVERY filter remover known to man, (one size fits all and complete Lisle kits) its unlikely you'll have this... Hence the special order.

Made changing my filter real easy and the 11nm seems low i cranked it more, as i know with this tool i'll have no issue removing it for the next change. Also top tip, spray up after re-installation, with some Simple Green and use paper towels to really get up near the seal, so you can clean off any oil from the removal... that way you won't be mistaking old oil for any new oil that may be leaking...

Amazon.com: KiWAV Oil Filter Cap Wrench for DUCATI oil filters with 76mm x 8 flutes: Automotive
 

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Dealer called me to say that they had replaced the entire master cylinder and replaced the layshaft seal (behind output to timing belts) under warranty. Now just waiting to hear if Italy will approve replacing the termi race pipe end cap that has damage to the carbon fibre (under the clear coat)
 
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