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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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you'd be crazy not to get dealer 2 do first service.I looked on as mine was done,not a job for diy mechanic.cost me 200euro.service history will help u sell.
 

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I think that you'll find that unless your bike has been serviced by authorised Ducati service agents your warranty could be void.
 

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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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600 miles

Have any of you people in the US had the 600 mile check.
I am wondering what they will charge me for it.
 

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600 mile service

Ducquack1098 said:
Have any of you people in the US had the 600 mile check.
I am wondering what they will charge me for it.
My 600 mile service with the coolant change was $150 US. A lot for a fluid change!
 

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Ductopia said:
My 600 mile service with the coolant change was $150 US. A lot for a fluid change!
thats about right, I called one dealer which is known for shadiness and they told me 800-900 dollars for first service... Should range from 150-185
 

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Ducquack1098 said:
Have any of you people in the US had the 600 mile check.
I am wondering what they will charge me for it.
The 600 mile service is one hour and $144. see it here: www.1098Desmo.com

Check the thread "keeping them honest"

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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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