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Hi all,

I've just hit 500 miles on the meter so thinking about the first service.
The best quote i got was £179 + VAT which is still pretty steep!
So basically i want to do the oil change myself to get the cost down.
I did one on my Monster 796 but i know this will be a more complicated process being fully cowled etc.
Has anybody done an oil change themselves, and if so any tips or advice would be much appreciated.
If its a real ordeal i won't bother!

Cheers
James
 

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Wow, that's cheap compared to the cost here. A few days ago a saw the checklist of what the do on the 600 miles service. Let's say it's not just an oil change.
 

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You will have a CEL on if you do it yourself.
 

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I'll be doing mine myself, no biggie, already bought the parts:
How to: Change Oil - Ducati 1199 Forum

As mentioned tho, at the designated service intervals, the dash service light will need to be cleared by a dealer. Be sure to keep receipts for EVERYTHING for warranty if doing it yourself.
 

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Sorry i didn't explain very well.. I know there are many things to be done in this service but i was going to do the oil change to lower the cost slightly.
That service light being on will drive me mad so its going straight in the garage for the other bits!
 

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I'll be doing mine myself, no biggie, already bought the parts:
How to: Change Oil - Ducati 1199 Forum

As mentioned tho, at the designated service intervals, the dash service light will need to be cleared by a dealer. Be sure to keep receipts for EVERYTHING for warranty if doing it yourself.

Thank you 92GTA for the link. I followed what it said and the removal of the oil filter and oil was pretty easy. It will be much faster now that I know what's involved.
 

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Hi, I changed mine today. Had heard that the filter cover was hard to remove but it was dead easy. The holes on the cover have a tread so screw in some long bolts then use them as a handle to pull the cover off. Dead easy. Thee are some YouTube videos that had missed this fact. Next time it will take me half the time. It really is no hassle and easier than the Multi or my old ST4. Man I dig this bike ;-)
 

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so there's no word on how to remove the service light? and what's involved in the first service besides a whole lot of visual inspections?
 

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To all of you that have changed your own oil, I'm interested on how you "leveled" your bike. I only have a rear swing stand, so I'm looking for ideas on how to level my bike. I noticed there is about an inch difference to the center of the axles. I figured I would just role the front tire up on an inch piece of would then use the rear swing stand. I'm sure I'm overthinking this but interested in ideas. Obviously I don't want to just stack wood under my kickstand, doesn't seem like a good idea.
 

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The question was asked to get the bike level to drain the oil, to ensure most/all oil drains. Guess I wasn't clear. I read somewhere "......make sure bike is level." Figured it couldn't hurt to try and level the bike before I start.
 
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