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Put the oil in, ride the bike, quit worrying. Good excuse to stop at dealers on an extended ride. Use at least semi synthetic due to high temps. How many miles on the bike? Have fun-T1
 

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Put the oil in, ride the bike, quit worrying. Good excuse to stop at dealers on an extended ride. Use at least semi synthetic due to high temps. How many miles on the bike? Have fun-T1
Thrux, i ain't gonna stop worrying if my motor is damaged or about to fail mate, we aren't talking here about "mirrors weren't properly installed from the factory" or some stupid shite like that, we're talking about the bike's most important/vital part, the motor ;)

Anyway, got 18.000+ Kms on the bike, went and bought 4lt's of Shell advance ultra 15-50 (which is full synthetic to answer to Thruxton) and i'm gonna change it at 20.000Km at the dealer's where - after that -they're going to check the oil consumption after 1000 Kms (amongst other things) and then wait an official response from Ducat HQ.

Wish me luck gents :grin

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I'm back, and in case anyone's wondering or has experienced the same thing :

Got back to my mechanic yesterday after doing exactly 1000 Kms, the bike didn't burn a single drop and everything was within normal parameters as per Ducati's instructions, i swear, this bike's friggin' possesed :D

These Kms were done mostly on back roads, highways on small-ish trips of 200Kms (with the missus to boot) doing all kinds of riding at every RPM range (so i wasn't being exactly "gentle" with it), THAT'S the main factor in my humble and non-mechanic opinion on why it didn't burn any oil, the bike was ridden the...way it was meant to be ridden as it didn't "choke" in heavy city-riding acting as a scooter like it did for the past few months.
Another thing to note is that since it's Summer (we're at 35+ degrees Celsius over here) oil consumption should have been higher but, again, it didn't burn any so...

In other news, i was reading the other day AGAIN on a forum of a guy complaining about the same thing regarding his new-ish MTS 950, don't know guys, these new motors seem to be going through that oil quicker compared to the older (liquid-cooled) ones, on the other hand, i've also read that the desmoquattro engine of yore also used to burn about 300mls+ every 1000Kms so, yeah...

Moral of the story : think i'll have to get another bike for those city Kms ;)
 

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You could buy a scooter...:grin

To be fair, I had a Vespa when I lived in Bermuda. And yes, I did like the feeling...:wink
Brian, love ya brooooooooooo :grin:grin

Seriously though :

Vitpilen 401



400cc, 45HP (more than enough) but...kinda expensive (you do pay for the design obviously)

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El cheapo options

FB Mondial HPS 125 (as in, "hipster", i **** you not)



125 cc, 13HP, 'bout 3 grand


Orcal Astor



Reminds you of something ? :devil

125cc, 11 HP, 'bout 2.5 grand
 

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Like I said, you put the oil in, didn't use any and now you can quit worrying. Good to hear. Enjoy your bike!-I am loving my Monster.-T1
 

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I've been watching mine closely as of late...I can can go some time before any level changes now....however...a full throttle pull low in the rpm range will kick up a puff of smoke and the more time I spend above 7k rpm, the more oil I burn...riding it like the police are looking I might touch up the level here and there...but hard on the gas; aggressive in the corners; I know that I will need to check before I go at it again...that said...I still will manage to use the 6qts of oil or nearly so between changes.

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Hi. That is a long time on bike oil because of the heat they generate. Assume you are using synthetic. You will get many opinions but 3000- 3500 would be more normal. T1
 

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Definitely true on cars. Oil will usually go 7500 miles in good shape. Given the kind of riding you do you can go further than the norm.-T1
 

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Good idea. Please post results, we would all benefit from the data. A saying from my friend at work. "one test is worth a 1000 expert opinions".-T1
 
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