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Hey everyone,

My bike is almost at the 15,000 mile mark. Thinking about just changing out some of the normal wear and tear parts. I'm already doing the 15,000 mile service as well, but figured since it was already in there, have them take care of any one off things.

Anybody have any suggestions on what should be replaced as a normal type procedure? The bike is a 2012. All input is appreciated.

Also, was thinking of replacing the clutch. I want to keep the wet clutch, and I am open to a slipper if it's highly recommended. Any idea on what the cost would be for this, labor and parts?

Thanks as always.
 

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I think you'll find the only real wear and tear parts to replace at 15,000 will be covered in the 15,000 service. Belts, coolant, brake/clutch fluids, plugs and air filter. Oil and filter also.

A slipper clutch is a nice addition for spirited riding. Yoyodyne make a good one as does Ducabike and DP themselves. I believe a good one should run around $800 and install is very straight forward. 1-2hrs should cover it. Whom ever is doing the 15,000 service would most likely give you a good deal on the clutch install as they will already be working on the bike.
 

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I think you'll find the only real wear and tear parts to replace at 15,000 will be covered in the 15,000 service. Belts, coolant, brake/clutch fluids, plugs and air filter. Oil and filter also.

A slipper clutch is a nice addition for spirited riding. Yoyodyne make a good one as does Ducabike and DP themselves. I believe a good one should run around $800 and install is very straight forward. 1-2hrs should cover it. Whom ever is doing the 15,000 service would most likely give you a good deal on the clutch install as they will already be working on the bike.
Nice.. Thank you for your input. I was hoping to get that response. Have you seen a vast improvement in the performance of the bike after the service?

What're your thoughts about the slipper clutch and do you feel the money could be better spent on anything else (performance wise; not levers or rearsets, etc..)? The bike is completely stock at this point.
 

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I don't really find the bike runs that much better after the big servicing but it's nice to keep things serviced and fresh. To be honest I dynode the bike at 18,000K and it pulled 121hp and recently dynode it at 78,000K and it was only down a couple of hp to 118 but that could be other factors aside from age. Different time of year, warmer temps, different elevation etc etc.

Unless your going to be tracking the bike a lot or aren't used to blipping the throttle for down shifting, I think the money for a slipper clutch could be used for other things such as suspension and tires if you haven't already tweaked your suspension.
 

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I don't really find the bike runs that much better after the big servicing but it's nice to keep things serviced and fresh. To be honest I dynode the bike at 18,000K and it pulled 121hp and recently dynode it at 78,000K and it was only down a couple of hp to 118 but that could be other factors aside from age. Different time of year, warmer temps, different elevation etc etc.

Unless your going to be tracking the bike a lot or aren't used to blipping the throttle for down shifting, I think the money for a slipper clutch could be used for other things such as suspension and tires if you haven't already tweaked your suspension.
Yeah, my suspension is completely stock. I haven't even set the sag yet but I'm pretty sure it's within range, the bike feels normal. Should get that done either way soon though.

I would love to get a full ohlins set up, but those are quite a bit more than the slipper would cost.
 

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Setting the sag will tell all. Mot people under 210lbs have found when trying to set rear sag that the spring is far to stiff. I am 185lbs and def had to change the spring to get the sag set right. The front was a bit soft but springs are easy to come by for both ends and really improved the ride and handling.

Ohlins really isn't necessary unless your serious about adjustability to bring lap times down. For canyon carving and back roads blasting, revalving and springing the stock Showa items is more than adequate for us Rossi wannabee's!! Racetech make good springs and valves and any reputable shop can install and set up for you.
 

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Setting the sag will tell all. Mot people under 210lbs have found when trying to set rear sag that the spring is far to stiff. I am 185lbs and def had to change the spring to get the sag set right. The front was a bit soft but springs are easy to come by for both ends and really improved the ride and handling.

Ohlins really isn't necessary unless your serious about adjustability to bring lap times down. For canyon carving and back roads blasting, revalving and springing the stock Showa items is more than adequate for us Rossi wannabee's!! Racetech make good springs and valves and any reputable shop can install and set up for you.
I took a look at racetechs website and the prices are really do-able. I think you're right, I might be able to set up the entire suspension on what I would spend on the slipper clutch and install.

Money just seems to burn a hole in my pocket when it comes to my past and current bike. And then I wonder why my savings account looks the way it does.



orrrrr lol

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Used-Ohlins...cker-arm-/231357804237?_trksid=p2054897.l4275
 

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Just make sure that the shop who is doing the 15k service takes the rear hub apart and cleans and re grease's the hub and splines, I have had a few frozen at 7500 miles and 15k makes them near impossible to remove.... this all could be a non issue as I am from the rainy north wet and these bikes get ridden in all conditions..
 

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The Ohlins items that come stock on Ducati's are nice but nothing fancy. It requires the same treatment the stock Showa stuff does to make it work properly it just comes in gold with a fancy name on it. Save the money and just upgrade the Showa bits.
 
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