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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-06-2009, 09:29 AM Thread Starter

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12,000 mile service

Ok, so is it just me or does a quoted price of $1,100 plus parts for the 12,000 mile service on an S2R 800 sound like they are trying to bend me over? I mean seriously... I have seen other posts on here of people posting like 600-800 and some of that includes parts. I live in the DC Metro area so maybe it is a little bit more expensive but come on...that can't be right can it?

I am handy so I can do a good bit of work on my own. They told me they would spend 11 hours taking the bike apart... do you think that is a fair estimate?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 05:39 AM
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IMO run...run fast, Yes you are being bent over....hard

11 hours for an air cooled 2v ?
Sounds like they are a little confused regarding which bike you have. Even if they
quoted you for a water cooled 4V come on.

Find a small independent shop who NEEDS your work, or learn to do it yourself.
For about $400 you can buy a full shim kit, the tools you need, the Pro-Italia video,
and the priceless knowlege that it was done right and next time will be almost free.

I am real slow and can change the oil, belts, check all the bolts, and do a 2V check/adjust, in an afternoon.


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Without getting into naming names, is this a Ducati shop on Route 1 in Maryland you are talking to? I also live in the DC Metro area and I also have an S2R800, so I'm wondering if I'm looking at the same position (as in "bent over") when the times come later this year.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 04:21 PM
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I got a very similar quote from the shop in falls church for the 6k service for my s2r1000. It just seems very unreasonable to me.
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I agree with everything above. For half of that you can buy yourself a workshop full of top shelf tools, a chain tool, the haynes manual, factory parts, paddock stands, etc. I just did new chain/sprocket, plugs, oil, air filter, valves and timing belts on my M750 and bough a bunch of tools and the whole thing cost me $450. The work took 2 days with a friend helping for one of those.

I will also add that when I checked my valve clearances and found a few of them almost in spec, it was SUPER tempting to say screw it and put the damn thing back together. Which made me wonder how often that happens when one pays someone else to do it....
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