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Greetins fellow duc owners. I just got my bike, and I was wondering where everyone goes to get their bike serviced and what kind of rates you pay. After reading a few posts in the general section it looks like the standard dealer charge is in the 600+ range for a 6k service, but I'm sure that can be reduced dramatically by going to a non-dealer shop. Personally I'd rather spend the money saved on mods so any input would be appreciated. By the way I'm in Portland, OR.
 

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Another thing, for those of you that have shopped around - who do you get your insurance through? Best/worst. I'm 29, new rider, married, no tickets.
 

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Yo, Chuckin-chad,

I'm up in Vancouver, WA and I took my bike for it's 600 mile check to Moto Corsa - they were around $300 which I think is about average for duc dealers on that one... They don't seem to do much for the $ though, by I guess if you want to keep your warrenty valid, you gots to have a dealer do it.

As to insurance, I use progressive. Full coverage is $600 year. I'm 42 with an excellent driving recond. Don't know if it would be different in OR, though.

Ciao,

scooby ;D
 
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I took my Foggy to Skagit Powersports for 600 mile service $250. Will go to Seattle for major work and upgrades. $270 full coverage through State Farm (no tickets, 33 yrs. old) They run their insurance based on CC's not the bike. But only take good drivers. :)
 

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My update - I got my insurance through American Family for $243 a year. My wife has a speeding ticket, which for some reason State Farm and All State couldn't handle (and they didn't care that she was never going to ride the bike, great rates if you have no tickets but get one and your done). It's nice when you buy a new vehicle and if forces you to shop around and you end up with lower insurance for everything - car and home included.
 

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Update: I had my bike serviced a few weeks ago at the MotoCorsa (600 mile), the total came to $332. There are a few good websites with maint. tips so I'll be doin most of my own work from now on (barring any major issues). I'm in Portland btw.
 

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I have a custom-painted '02 S4 with a few mods (pipes, bars, mirros, sprocket..) and have full coverage through Progressive at something like $500/yr. I'm 58 and slow - if noisy - with good record.

As for service, I highly recommend Ducati-Seattle, especially now that Kevin Cirulli is at the helm of the service counter and the rest of the old bunch is still there. About a 2-week backlog though so might as well put a lot of stamps on the bike and mail it up.

there's some great roads between your town and ours.
 
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Moto Corsa is the place to go. AJ in the shop is great, always helpful. By the way they have an awsome track day set up and there are a few others monster riders from Portland that go out. It is a blast with no pressure from nuckleheads.
 

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MotoCorsa, without a question, an from what i have heard ducati seattle is a bunch of douche bags, i dunno about there service department though.
Douche bags? A bit harsh I think. I use them quite often and have no problems at all. Eastside is good as well.

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I like Ducati Seattle - bought my bike there and liked the attitude of the salesman (damn, forgot his name - young guy). Also bought a Jacket and boots there, and last week Kevin put a tire on for me at pretty short notice on the same day. Haven't had a service yet, so can't comment on that, but one is coming up - 12,000 mile [smiley=worried.gif]. They are doing pretty well out of me ;)

Insurance is through Dairyland - around $950 for the year with one speeding ticket (in the car) and MSF, but new rider and 28. I expect that to all go down soon and will shop around in the summer for better rates.
 

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Actually, check out Geico. They cut my bill in half from Progressive's $900/year.

Also, I think you might be refering to Owen. He's got a classic 50's style tattoo on his right forearm, very nice.. 8)
 

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Yep - Owen, really nice guy and totally not pushy but really helpful.

Have done an online quote with Geico and waiting to hear what they quote me. Thanks for the tip :) I'll let people know if it is much better, but the auto quote was a lot worse than my Safeco Insurance policy.
 

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Yep. My auto quote from them was bout 25% higher than my current rate with Pemco. Unfortunatly, Pemco won't insure motorcycles.
 

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My quote turned out to be $1579, which is a bit steep compared to my existing sub $1k policy. Still, always worth checking as things are always changing. Maybe when I have been riding a year with no accidents or tickets (Touch wood.....with both hands) I will start getting better quotes.
 
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EASTSIDE MOTOSPORTS:
They have done all my services. They treat me really good. I also bought my bike there.
 

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Um, I wasn't too hot on Ducati Seattle myself the first time I was there. I felt like the service department was looking down on me because I didn't have a 998 superbike or something...

But after I went to skagit powersports, I have since changed my tune. Ducati Seattle is waaay better for everything ducati related than Skagit is. Ducati Seattle has been growing on me...
 

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Oh ya, and the one experience with I have had with Eastside Motosports (bellevue) was ny 600 mile service. All they had to do was change the oil, but they managed to somehow screw up my feul injection while they were at it!!!
I couldnt believe it... The bike hardly ran until I convinced them to recalibrate it for free.
Morons...
 
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I would have to say that there are good and bad service mechanics in pretty much every shop... sometimes you just get a bad one. So far i have had no trouble with Eastside... but they still have room to screw up... i wouldnt put it past anyone.
 
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