I've been a Duc owner for only 4 months, and have already had issues (which I expected) The dealer I bought it from is a high volume dealer, not really with the ducati's but with the japenese bikes. That dealer has already yanked me around twice (never again). The other dealer in the state seems to be more focused on their customers and is a lot smaller volume dealer. That's where I took her for the 600 mile service. I was happy with the work that they did and how it was done. But when it comes to the ducati quirks and other little things that a dealer would request you "bring the bike in" for, it's not nessesary because between all the members of this board, the correct advice is out there. So much easier, cheaper, and less stressfull.
I always come here first. The people here love their bikes and like talkin' about them.....Dealers like to make money. I've been "schooled" many times and appreciate the generous information........And it's FREE! ;D ;D
I do get alot of usefull info from "The List". No better place fo advice or oppinions than other Monster owners.
I also get alot of use info from my dealer. As I've mentioned in countless other threads, Willimsville Competition in Holland NY is a low volume, owner/opperator dealership with only 3 brands, Ducati, Moto Guzzi, and KTM, and it's been this way forever. They do everything in-house, and have a great deal of experience. Ducati is a way of life there, not just the new cool thing. Point is, I trust this guy.