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  • Offline gwdalba   scotland

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    New owner soon - hopefully
    on: April 20, 2021, 04:48:17 pm
    April 20, 2021, 04:48:17 pm
    Looking to purchase a MTS 950 soon.  Have a few on my list all with different options. Some with heated grips, centre stands, Ducati service history, low mileage.  Looking at 2017 / 2018 models. How important is low mileage i.e 3 - 4,000 miles for a 3-4 year old bike compared to close to 10,000 miles?

    What about the extras of heated grips and centre stand are those key options for resale ?

    This is my first Ducati as always been a Triumph guy.  Will be using it for touring in Scotland and hopefully a trip abroad once a year.

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts and opinions.

  • Offline buzzardbilly   gb

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    Re: New owner soon - hopefully
    Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 07:25:35 pm
    April 20, 2021, 07:25:35 pm
    In my opinion you need a couple of thou miles on the clock to get the gearbox bedded in - so anything between 4 and 10k should not put you off  at all - just check out all the little bits like fastener heads and areas around the disks and calipers for surface corrosion to ensure it has been treated carefully


  • Offline mose40   gb

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    Re: New owner soon - hopefully
    Reply #2 on: April 21, 2021, 07:42:00 am
    April 21, 2021, 07:42:00 am
    I would also say that centre stand is essential

  • Online Lambert   gb

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    Re: New owner soon - hopefully
    Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 05:53:48 pm
    April 21, 2021, 05:53:48 pm
    I wouldn’t say either was essential more a personal preference thing. They are a costly addition if you take the route of adding them after. I survived with my 950 with thick gloves and ABBA stand for chain maintenance. My 950S has both but still personally wouldn’t regard them as an essential.  Regards mileage, as already mentioned service history and condition would be an indicator of how it’s been looked after. Note though big service due at 15k so depending on your annual mileage it may come round fairly quick. Good luck with your search

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    Re: New owner soon - hopefully
    Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 09:11:12 pm
    April 21, 2021, 09:11:12 pm
    Agree with Lambert on the gloves thing - I use heated gloves (with self contained batteries) below about 6C and together with the shielding effect of the handguards its fine - never felt the need for heated grips

    My service schedule shows the timing belt change is at 18k miles (or 60 months whichever is the earlier)


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    Re: New owner soon - hopefully
    Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 11:28:20 pm
    April 21, 2021, 11:28:20 pm
    *Originally Posted by buzzardbilly [+]


    My service schedule shows the timing belt change is at 18k miles (or 60 months whichever is the earlier)
    Apologies, my error. 5 years for belts and 18k for the valve adjustment. Had 15k in my head for some reason.

  • Offline gwdalba   scotland

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    Re: New owner soon - hopefully
    Reply #6 on: April 22, 2021, 07:23:17 pm
    April 22, 2021, 07:23:17 pm
    Thanks for the feedback. Just put a deposit on a low mileage 2018 (with centre stand). Looking forward to enjoying and discovering Ducati life.