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How is everyone breaking in thier 1098 as far as rpm and load variences. I've heard to strictly follow the book and not take it over 5k and also heard ride it like you stole it and it seats better and has better performance... I've heard alot about the motoman article and read it, it makes sence. Just wanting to get some opinions.
Also Ducati says that the cam belts do not need to be tightened or adjusted until 7500 miles, but my dealer is saying that they have to be done at 600 miles WTF?
 

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I imagine everyone has their own opinion on how a bike should be broken in. My first couple of bikes I babied like the dealer told me. However, I've changed my approach and ride the bike like I would normally. I wouldn't live at the redline, but I also wont hesitate to push the bike like it was meant to. These have ECUs which adapt to your riding style, so IMO, you should ride it like you would normally.
As far as the dealer telling you a 600 mile service is necessary, I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to bring it in. And I'm sure they wont mind collecting a quick buck from you either.
 

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I just it under 6K Rpm for the first 600 miles and after that I'm ranging between 8K and 9K rpm, I'm just enjoying the ride nothing too crazy!
 

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What your dealer meant to say is that part of the 600 mile service is checking the cam belts. They will probably not have to be adjusted. The only real service is an oil change.

I only went above 6000 during the first 600 miles once or twice.

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I go with Zooq on this one...moderation and dealer advice is the way to go. I would even go s far as to do an oil change in the first 200-250 miles as theres a lot of metal filings from the brand new engine that would be getting accumulated in the oil. And then I would do another at 600 and then resume normal mode of driving and servicing.
 

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I picked up my bike in Idaho and rode it 600 miles in 2 days back to Utah. During the ride back on the freeway I continuously changed gears and rolled on and off the throttle slowly so that I was not riding at the same rpm for long. At 600 miles I brought it to the dealer and they changed the oil and changed the coolant to water wetter. The dealer said that the bike does not need to be babied and that it was fine to take it to the track, so at about 625 miles I went to Miller Motorsports park. The first track day I rode it between 6-9K rpm and the second day 7-rev limiter. So, I babied the bike for 600 miles and then rode it normally after that.
 

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Chicago Cycle Center quoted me 298$ for the first service. They told me it was going to be 4 hours of labor for the 1098. I told them that oil change and filter is all DNA is claiming, they told me it's a Ducati and like to be very cautious. Don't think I'm taking it to them.
 

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You cannot have your warranty voided in the U.S. by doing your own maintenance (unless you screw something up), or by having an independent mechanic or another bike dealer do the work. There's an exception for every rule, but the chance that something is seriously wrong at 600m/1k km is pretty remote. Your warranty would survive you doing a $30-40 filter and oil change. Don't forget the crush washer...

The thread on "keeping them honest" with the cost review is true service to owners everywhere. They can make an honest buck without trying to kill a duc owner for maintenance that they don't need.
 

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Kal said:
Chicago Cycle Center quoted me 298$ for the first service. They told me it was going to be 4 hours of labor for the 1098. I told them that oil change and filter is all DNA is claiming, they told me it's a Ducati and like to be very cautious. Don't think I'm taking it to them.
CCC are a bunch of thieves.
 
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