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So being a responsible owner and wanting to keep my bike in good shape I decide to bring it in for what the Ducati e-mail called a one year inspection service. 229.00 dollars later it pretty much just amounted to an oil and filter change and supposedly a list of other checks performed.

I guess I am doing my part for the local dealer and the economy. If I wasn't impacted by carpal tunnel and some other issues I would of done it myself, but so it is. Luckily our local service advisor is a very nice lady and always has a smile on her face and a kind word to say. But that 110.00 an hour labor charge does add up.

I guess in the big picture it's really only 19.00 a month for the year so I look at it as entertainment costs :)
 

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I guess that's another big service. Someone I was talking to at the dealer with a Monster (I think) it was said that he was coming up on his 15K mile service and they quoted him 1000.00 USD for that service, that made me cringe. 1/8th the cost of the entire bike for the belt service.
 

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Yep, came out at about 900AUD for me. But found my rear disc is below spec thickness so now taking back next week for new rear disc and pads, 2nd new front disc (this one shipped from Italy and being replaced under warranty again due to warping issue), 2nd new rear tyre and new front tyre. Eeep, lucky we don't have a car as well!
 

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Yep, came out at about 900AUD for me. But found my rear disc is below spec thickness so now taking back next week for new rear disc and pads, 2nd new front disc (this one shipped from Italy and being replaced under warranty again due to warping issue), 2nd new rear tyre and new front tyre. Eeep, lucky we don't have a car as well!
13,000 klm first rear tyre change next week, and also front warped disk, thinking is there anything better aftermarket ???
 

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13,000 klm first rear tyre change next week, and also front warped disk, thinking is there anything better aftermarket ???
Definitely try and get your dealer to replace your front disc under warranty. I reckon I got given old stock for my first replacement and my dealer keeps trying to tell me that I'm the only one with the problem. The more people start complaining the easier it will be for everyone to get a working front brake, which shouldn't really be a luxury item!
 

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My dealer quoted me over £300 for my annual /7,500 service. My wifes car had a full service, brake fluid change, and an MOT for less!
I had my local independent do it for a LOT less.
 

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At 7500 kms my first annual service was 118 euro. Includes tax.
However i have to go back for the desmo valve check at about 12000. So probably in the autumn.
 

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I just popped my head into our Local Honda agent who has recently taken on the role of Ducati agent for the Isle of Man. My Scrambler & 748r are both due a server in the next month so expecting a big hole in my sky rocket. £72 per hour labor cost, $93 I thought he was having a giraffe at first. but he was serious. What is everyone else paying, I have parts on top of that.
 

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£60 per hour labour has been standard across 3 different Ducati main dealers I've dealt with.

Don't expect that expensive = competent, either.
I wouldn't trust one of them again with my bicycle, never mind a motorbike.

Watch out in the winter months, some dealers do offers while it's quiet.
 
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