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  • Offline kalred1050   us

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    intro- new member in forum from Raleigh,NC - need help
    on: March 07, 2022, 05:17:57 pm
    March 07, 2022, 05:17:57 pm
    Hi everyone ,

    just came across this forum , which i didn't knew existed

    i own a 2017 ducati multistrada 950 - which i purchased in 2018 as brand new.

    have like 5000 miles on the bike so far , had gone through just one oil change at a dealership when i was in California at 1000 miles.

    didn't drive much after Feb,2020 - due to covid , as i have used the bike for commute for most part while i was in san jose , CA.

    Since i moved out to north Carolina to start a new phase of my life , while i sold all my stuff including my mustang convertible in California , the only thing i kept is my multistrada (which everyone in my circle insisted to sell it out , instead i shipped the motorcycle to my new place )

    i need some help to get the motorcycle in shape for some riding this year , which i asked the local authorised dealer for a simple regular oilchange , they are charging 600$ (which is like 4 times the cost for i do for my jeep wrangler ) - is it that expensive for a simple oil change and get some parts checked.

    I'm a newbie when it comes to mechanical parts check and regular oil change and other fluids checked.

    the motorcycle was pretty much in my garage from past 2 years except like 10 times where i took it for some rides.


    i kept the motorcycle in good shape - kept in with full tank of gas with a fuel stabiliser additive and on battery tender for keeping the battery in good shape.



    please advise how should i proceed for a oil change should i do myself or pay 600$ for the dealership , how to check for software updates for my bike.


    while i purchased my bike in dealership in Sacramento ,CA in 2018, the dealer insisted on purchasing additional warranty and tire warranty - which i did , as i had no idea what issues i will deal with in future - never had a chance to use it  - is it good idea to keep it or cancel it for at least a partial refund i paid about 3k$ for that

    I'm scared to even go to dealership everything they say is like too expensive.

    hoping some one can help me out.

    Thanks,
    kalyan

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    Re: intro- new member in forum from Raleigh,NC - need help
    Reply #1 on: March 07, 2022, 08:40:02 pm
    March 07, 2022, 08:40:02 pm
    Kalyan,

    Services on the Multi tend to be expensive especially when done by the main dealers. Your bike is 5 years old now so will be due a belt change and that is probably why they are charging that much  - best to get a breakdown of what they intend to do . A routine annual service here in the UK is normally around the 300 mark for a Multi . Just wait until you get to the Desmo service - that one is really expensive !
    Enjoy the bike

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    Re: intro- new member in forum from Raleigh,NC - need help
    Reply #2 on: March 08, 2022, 11:14:58 am
    March 08, 2022, 11:14:58 am
    Welcome to the forum.   :401:

    Please note that this is the intro board for new members, where you give a brief intro about you.

    If you have any specific questions then they really need to be in a dedicated topic in the appropriate board.

    Regarding your oil change question please create a new topic in the "Maintenance and Servicing" board  here

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  • Offline kalred1050   us

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    Re: intro- new member in forum from Raleigh,NC - need help
    Reply #3 on: March 15, 2022, 02:26:26 pm
    March 15, 2022, 02:26:26 pm
    Will do , Thanks