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Hey everyone, just picked up my new monster 821 last weekend and currently has 300 miles on it just from the ride to and back from the dealer. Im coming up on my 600 mile service and was wondering if I should bring it to the dealer or do the oil/filter change myself. Any one have any experiences with ducati maintenance? I do all maintenance on my previous bikes but this is the first Ducati I own. Also the dealer is like 3 hours away from me and I usually don't have time for a 6 hour round trip since I am in US Army flight school with little free time to spare.

I know I need shell advance ultra 4t 15w50 oil but have not find the correct filter part number. any help would be appreciated!
 

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So I'm new to Ducati as well just had my 600 mile check done last fall. They do the oil change and check the bike for any problems. I paid about 250.00 just for that. Since you live far from the dealer you might have someone local do the oil change. I'm probably doing mine myself next time. Or make a road trip out of it, when your able to take leave.


Not sure if that helps. Nice bike! Congrats! 馃槑
 

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All modern ducatis share the same filter. I prefere K&N filters on everything I own, aside from being good filters I love the 1" hex nut on the bottom of all of them for easy removal. (Kn-153)

Im not sure what the oem filter number is but a quick google search for oem ducati oil filter finds them easy enough. All 1992+ bikes use the same one.

I do my own oil changes and theyre easy enough, but until you can swing by a dealer your bike will say service on the dash for a minute everytime you turn it on.
 

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thanks for the reply. yeah they quoted my 300bucks for the 600mile service and on top of that a 6 hour round trip lol. the dealer told me its more than just an oil change like looking to make sure nothing is loose and fluids are topped off, but i know the main service is an oil change.

i will probably just do the oil change myself, now that i know all ducatis 1992+ uses the same oil filter. how many quarts do i need? i haven't looked at the manual yet, if anybody knows off the top of their head much appreciated.

So I'm new to Ducati as well just had my 600 mile check done last fall. They do the oil change and check the bike for any problems. I paid about 250.00 just for that. Since you live far from the dealer you might have someone local do the oil change. I'm probably doing mine myself next time. Or make a road trip out of it, when your able to take leave.


Not sure if that helps. Nice bike! Congrats! 馃槑
 

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You can shoot me a text if its easier for ya. I dont have a monster but i do have the 821cc hyper, so same motor. I cant remember exactly but i think it took right around 4 quarts. Might wanna grab a fifth just to be sure. But i just hold the bike up level and use the sight glass. Run it enough to cycle everything through and fill up the new filter and shut it back off and top it off up to the line on the glass
 

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My number is 937-336-0328 if you have any questions. One thing i do need to do next time that i didnt do on the initial change is to remove the screen filter to check for any debris. Its the round looking plug that takes a rather large allen wrench to remove. I didnt have one to fit it but highly doubt that i have any bearings or anything disintegrating just yet.
 

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A lot seem to consider themselves to be purists, are not fans of the new look of the water cooled engines and their added complexity, the closed wet clutches, etc. Personally im a fan of progression, higher reliability, less maintenance, smoother opperation and more power. To each their own, but Im a fan!
 

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"Hey everyone, just picked up my new monster 821 last weekend and currently has 300 miles on it just from the ride to and back from the dealer."

Since you seem to have to opportunity to ride some good miles, how did you find the right side foot peg position? There is some debate here as to its making the bike difficult to ride.
 

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"Hey everyone, just picked up my new monster 821 last weekend and currently has 300 miles on it just from the ride to and back from the dealer."

Since you seem to have to opportunity to ride some good miles, how did you find the right side foot peg position? There is some debate here as to its making the bike difficult to ride.

honestly, it does not bother me at all. maybe that is because I am 5'5 with a size 8. it sits perfect for me.
 

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Hi everyone,

I also am considering doing my first oil and filter change on my new M821. I've done this numerous times on my previous bikes, but i notice on this new Monster that there are several allen bolt screws underneath, one big allen bolt screw is located on the bottom clutch side which i assume is the oil screen filter and two allen bolts on the bottom engine, a big allen bolt and a smaller allen bolt. WHICH ONE IS THE OIL DRAIN BOLT?! LOL! Can someone clarify me to which is the allen oil drain bolt is and thanks!

Bobby
 
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