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I'm scheduled to have the first service done on Wed this coming week. I would prefer to get it done sooner but the weather is not cooperating. I was quoted something in the neighborhood of $350USD.

Has anyone had it done yet? What did you pay? If I'm the first on the forum, I'll update this on Wed
 

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I think that the price will vary depending on state and such.Best thing to do is call a couple other shops in the area to make sure that the price you were quoted is the going rate.
 

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Here in California I was told the price is set from one authorized service department to the next. If the service light has not come on I suggest waiting. From what I read in the other forums if you take your bike in early they will not reset your service warning. So you will leave and at around 620 the light will come on. You then have to to back to the dealer and have them clear the light, for a price.
 

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I asked a Canadian dealer to give me an estimate for the 959, and he told me around 230 CAD. I don't know how accurate that is, but it seems really cheap for the first service according to Ducati standards.
 

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Here in California I was told the price is set from one authorized service department to the next. If the service light has not come on I suggest waiting. From what I read in the other forums if you take your bike in early they will not reset your service warning. So you will leave and at around 620 the light will come on. You then have to to back to the dealer and have them clear the light, for a price.
I'm in California. Sonoma County. The shop guy gave me the estimate from their computer simply based on labor estimate and parts. He looked it up, didn't seem like he was winging it but when I take my bike's in for service, I get an estimate up front and make sure it seems reasonable.

I was simply wondering if others had completed their 600 mile service yet. I think because of my schedule and that of the dealership, I'll be closer to 700 than 600 when I get there on Wed.

Where are you located?
 

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I'm in California. Sonoma County. The shop guy gave me the estimate from their computer simply based on labor estimate and parts. He looked it up, didn't seem like he was winging it but when I take my bike's in for service, I get an estimate up front and make sure it seems reasonable.

I was simply wondering if others had completed their 600 mile service yet. I think because of my schedule and that of the dealership, I'll be closer to 700 than 600 when I get there on Wed.

Where are you located?
I'm in LA. There are 4 dealers within 45min of me so I try to shop around.
 

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Sunnyvale CA dealer wants $380.
$377 with an extra chain service. I don't have a garage at the moment and the chain was slinging grease everywhere. I had them remove that stuff and reapply a better product. Essentially, total of 2 hours labor, plus parts and tax. Here's the breakdown for those interested:

 

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that was all that was done for $370?!? wow.. i can actually do that myself for a good ~$100 and just ask them to disable the service light :grin2:

.. if only it was that easy.
 

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that was all that was done for $370?!? wow.. i can actually do that myself for a good ~$100 and just ask them to disable the service light :grin2:

.. if only it was that easy.
I'm certain many people would. I don't blame them. I used to do that kind of stuff on my Monster but I have no desire to wrench on the Pani. I dropped the bike off, went to lunch and rode home. I like it that way.
 

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that was all that was done for $370?!? wow.. i can actually do that myself for a good ~$100 and just ask them to disable the service light :grin2:

.. if only it was that easy.
I called and asked how much to turn off the light. The guy at Beverly Hills Duc went off on this tangent about how "we do more than just change oil" and that "when we turn off the light it stamps our service department, so we would be liable if you didn't service the bike correctly"
I haven't taken a bike in to a dealer in 9 years. But I guess I might have to this month.
 

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I called and asked how much to turn off the light. The guy at Beverly Hills Duc went off on this tangent about how "we do more than just change oil" and that "when we turn off the light it stamps our service department, so we would be liable if you didn't service the bike correctly"
I haven't taken a bike in to a dealer in 9 years. But I guess I might have to this month.
Most dealerships are not going to disable the service light for you without performing the scheduled MX. My Audi is no different. If you want do perform your own MX you can but the dealership will not participate.

Most home wrench guys buy a VAG-COM to service their Audi's which gives them the ability to turn the service indicator off. Im not sure such a product exists in the market for Ducati.
 

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Most dealerships are not going to disable the service light for you without performing the scheduled MX. My Audi is no different. If you want do perform your own MX you can but the dealership will not participate.

Most home wrench guys buy a VAG-COM to service their Audi's which gives them the ability to turn the service indicator off. Im not sure such a product exists in the market for Ducati.
I have the cvds for my jetta. I do all my own services on my car too.

I am going to look into independent shops next and see what they charge.
 

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I found an independent shop very close to my house that can do my first service for $308 after tax. I have an appointment Friday. I'll let you know how it goes.
 

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I found an independent shop very close to my house that can do my first service for $308 after tax. I have an appointment Friday. I'll let you know how it goes.
Did you by any chance search up feedback about them before deciding to go to them?
 

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Most home wrench guys buy a VAG-COM to service their Audi's which gives them the ability to turn the service indicator off. Im not sure such a product exists in the market for Ducati.
I LOVE vagcom! I wish coding BMWs was as easy! I changed EVERYTHING in my A5s!

I found an independent shop very close to my house that can do my first service for $308 after tax. I have an appointment Friday. I'll let you know how it goes.
Are they an authorized Ducati service facility?

I always wrenched my bikes too so this "mandatory" service concept is a gray area for me.
 

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I LOVE vagcom! I wish coding BMWs was as easy! I changed EVERYTHING in my A5s!



Are they an authorized Ducati service facility?

I always wrenched my bikes too so this "mandatory" service concept is a gray area for me.
The shop I found was not an "authorized Duc Facility" they just work on A LOT of Ducs and have the equipment to service and the DDA tool to reset the service light. I did my homework and I approve. Check them out for yourself if you live in the LA area.
https://www.yelp.com/biz/motorsport-exotica-los-angeles-3
 
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