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What's up fine people of the Ducati world. I joined the group a month ago but didn't wanna formerly introduce myself until I got her home. I got myself a 2009 848 salvage title with 2987 miles. I've researched as much as possible on the forums so not to ask too many questions. I've had many bikes before, but always wanted a Ducati. I don't have all the money, so I'm doing the salvage thing, it runs great and I can't wait to ride it. Can't wait to ride with some local riders.
 

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It is your side-stand switch connector. (one of the safety devices)



When in gear and upon releasing the clutch lever (also a safety) the bike will stall if the side-stand is not folded in.

So you will need it, unless you disable it in the ecu or get a side-stand bypass switch.
Congrats & welcome to the best Ducati forum on the web brother!
Thanks Dutch! Look at that, a couple hours and first question answered already.
And thanks for the welcome Gunny... I've read a lot of threads and everyone seems pretty chill. BTW I also wanna know what type of oil and weight y'all prefer on your 848...
 

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Congrats on the new ride!
 

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Thanks Dutch! Look at that, a couple hours and first question answered already.
And thanks for the welcome Gunny... I've read a lot of threads and everyone seems pretty chill. BTW I also wanna know what type of oil and weight y'all prefer on your 848...

welcome and congrats!

I use shell rotella t6 5/40. I use in my f250 super duty to pull a 40 toy hauler, a wife, 2 kids, a Yorkshire terrier and an 848 :) Since shell doesn't sell the ultra line of oil here in the states I decided to call shells technical folks. I basically called to see if they could tell me where i could get the Ultra oil spec'd by the oem. The guy asked right away if I had a ducati and then went on to say that due to the lack of demand in the states they wont be importing the oil here.

I asked what they had and when he said Rotella you could have knocked me over with a feather but at the same time i was kind of like huh that makes sense because my truck works its ass off and the oil hasnt failed me yet.

All the personal testimony aside I highly suggest you read bobistheoilguy.com Oil University, start here Motor Oil 101 - Bob is the Oil Guy - Bob is the Oil Guy. I thnk youll find this an interesting read.

Much goes in to what sort of oil you should choose. Riding style, maintenance habits, local wether/temps, how much money you want to throw at the cause.
 

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welcome and congrats!

I use shell rotella t6 5/40. I use in my f250 super duty to pull a 40 toy hauler, a wife, 2 kids, a Yorkshire terrier and an 848 :) Since shell doesn't sell the ultra line of oil here in the states I decided to call shells technical folks. I basically called to see if they could tell me where i could get the Ultra oil spec'd by the oem. The guy asked right away if I had a ducati and then went on to say that due to the lack of demand in the states they wont be importing the oil here.

I asked what they had and when he said Rotella you could have knocked me over with a feather but at the same time i was kind of like huh that makes sense because my truck works its ass off and the oil hasnt failed me yet.

All the personal testimony aside I highly suggest you read bobistheoilguy.com Oil University, start here Motor Oil 101 - Bob is the Oil Guy - Bob is the Oil Guy. I thnk youll find this an interesting read.

Much goes in to what sort of oil you should choose. Riding style, maintenance habits, local wether/temps, how much money you want to throw at the cause.

Thanks for the input, I'll definitely check it out. I'm eager to learn as much as possible so I can do as much work on her myself
 

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Close enough, I use it on my 2012, altough my new engine is a 2008... ;)

There a small differences here and there.
 

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Appreciate the love everyone. I'll definitely make use of that workshop manual thanks. I just wanna get her on the road for spring and enjoy. I had an 02 954rr before this, should be a hell of an upgrade.
 
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