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Old October 10th, 2017, 10:47 AM   #1
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Oil changes are so easy and quick.

Just changed the oil on my Hyper again.

So quick and easy while on the side stand.

T-30 Torx and new copper washer for magnetic oil plug. (No metal on magnet.)

One quart 10-40 and two 10-50 to match the exact viscosity designed, which is well discussed elsewhere.

Amsoil synthetic oil filter because of the superior cleaning offered, while having lower flow resistance. A winning combination.

Maybe 12 to 15 minutes total?

$42.55 total.
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How often do you change the oil?
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Old October 10th, 2017, 11:38 AM   #3
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How often do you change the oil?
4,000 miles this time.

Probably go 2,500 miles this time.

When I first had the bike the changes were pretty frequent. Motoman and all.

The notion of 9,000 miles is for the green people who are more interested in the environment than the machine. Gears whirling through oil slices the long chain molecules like saw knives.

I take waste oil and filters to be recycled. So, green too.
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Thanks for the notation. I've got an oil change coming up as front cylinder/head was just rebuilt. Mechanic suggested an oil/filter change at 1500 miles. I think the dealer use Shell Rotella synthetic, but not sure specifically what oil they use.

Is the stock oil drain plug a Torx bolt? Is it magnetic? Or is your's aftermarket?

Amsoil filter sounds good. Are you running their oil as well?

I've been using Mobil One synthetic for years in various bikes ... but want to use
the BEST for this Ducati and don't mind paying a premium for a good synthetic motorcycle oil.

I usually buy Cheapo synthetic Mobil One car oil at Wal-Mart. It's labeled "high mileage" or "extended use". Neither contain friction modifiers so OK for wet clutch. Done 150K miles using this oil over 15 years and several bikes. It's 10-40. What weight do Ducati recommend?

I've used Motul in the past as well as Spectro and Motorex. All good but the Mobil One is a fraction of the cost.

Thoughts?

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Old October 10th, 2017, 12:49 PM   #5
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Thoughts?
Well for one, if your cylinder was rehoned or the rings were replaced, then you should have done ~600 miles on conventional or break-in oil. To seat the rings.

Second, any synthetic bike oil (10w-40 or 15w-50 depending on your local weather) will do. Any discussion further than that is a waste of finger strokes, regardless of what RSL might tell you. Run whatever you'd like, and change it often as you can. I agree with RSL that 9000 mile intervals are foolish.

Ducati engines are not made of glass. Their basic design has remain unchanged for a long time, it's very proven. There are many Ducati owners over 200,000 miles without rebuilds, one of which is right here: Ducati.ms. Notice he says "I use whatever is convenient at the time and change it every 5-6k miles.
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Well for one, if your cylinder was rehoned or the rings were replaced, then you should have done ~600 miles on conventional or break-in oil. To seat the rings.

Second, any synthetic bike oil (10w-40 or 15w-50 depending on your local weather) will do. Any discussion further than that is a waste of finger strokes, regardless of what RSL might tell you. Run whatever you'd like, and change it often as you can. I agree with RSL that 9000 mile intervals are foolish.

Ducati engines are not made of glass. Their basic design has remain unchanged for a long time, it's very proven. There are many Ducati owners over 200,000 miles without rebuilds, one of which is right here: Ducati.ms. Notice he says "I use whatever is convenient at the time and change it every 5-6k miles.
But... his oil is the exact specification that Ducati designed for, with superior filtering technology...
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Old October 10th, 2017, 03:09 PM   #7
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Just letting all y'all know what I do.

What you do is your own to decide.

I've discussed viscosity at length elsewhere. NOT a waste of keystrokes per the man that designed engine oils for Mobil. A devote of Ducati too. Same man tested oil filters and proved beyond a doubt that synthetic filter media is far superior and has lower restriction than paper.

My stock oil plug is a Torx, not sure of others.
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Valvoline has a motorcycle oil that meets the wet clutch spec and is non-synthetic. I use it for Motoman break-ins.




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Old October 10th, 2017, 04:38 PM   #9
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Few of us will ever see a lubrication engine failure because of how few hours our motorcycles are used.

However, engine failure isn't the standard I use when selecting engine oil. My standards are far higher than that.

Quality full synthetic motorcycle oils are top choices. Some use diesel synthetic oils. I prefer to stick with motorcycle oil.

My owners manual says 15w-50, but the chart shows other weights.

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Well for one, if your cylinder was rehoned or the rings were replaced, then you should have done ~600 miles on conventional or break-in oil. To seat the rings.

Second, any synthetic bike oil (10w-40 or 15w-50 depending on your local weather) will do. Any discussion further than that is a waste of finger strokes, regardless of what RSL might tell you. Run whatever you'd like, and change it often as you can. I agree with RSL that 9000 mile intervals are foolish.

Ducati engines are not made of glass. Their basic design has remain unchanged for a long time, it's very proven. There are many Ducati owners over 200,000 miles without rebuilds, one of which is right here: Ducati.ms. Notice he says "I use whatever is convenient at the time and change it every 5-6k miles.
Thanks for the comments! Apparently no new Piston or Rings ... just all new head, valves, cams. OK, so the Mobil One will suffice then. I still remember the old guy who pulled into the shop years ago riding his 1st generation Multistrada
DS1000. He was just returning from Alaska ... getting a bike a quick service, then onto Mexico and Central America. That Duc was covered in Mud, so much so that I worried for the air cooled motor. The shop cleaned the bike and sent him off the next day. Never heard a follow up. That bike had 50K miles on it at that time ... no idea how far he made it. Guy was about 70 years old ... but very fit.
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