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Anyone know what’s involved besides an oil and filter change at the 500 mile service ? I was going to just do the oil change my self . I don’t want to pay the dealer $$$ for a glorified oil change .
 

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There are a couple of recalls and ecu update that you may require but of course you could still do your own oil and filter change and ask them to just do the warranty updates.
 

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IMO, it is important to take it in for the first service, as ECU flash is normally done, in special on a first-year production bike. Also, all main core screws are checked to ensure proper fitment.
And as mentioned, there will be a recall on the fuel cap/breather, so take advantage of that and have it done at the same time. It is worth it spending about 300 USD for the first service.
 

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With regular oil changes I wouldn't bother going to the dealer either, but there are a good number of reasons to take it in for the first one, as have been indicated above. Might as well get everything adjusted/repaired at the same time.
 

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IMO, it is important to take it in for the first service, as ECU flash is normally done, in special on a first-year production bike. Also, all main core screws are checked to ensure proper fitment.
And as mentioned, there will be a recall on the fuel cap/breather, so take advantage of that and have it done at the same time. It is worth it spending about 300 USD for the first service.
Glad to see someone bring this up because i had friends that worked on the service end of the business that suggested the same thing. It goes for both bikes, cars, you name it. Its especially true on entirely new products hence why some people even avoid them in the first place.
 

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Question:

What are "core screws". I have never heard that term before.
 

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Hello all.

4 recall on the V4, in special the first ones out in March 2018.

1- Fuel Leak
2- Fuel Spray
3- 2 cylinder shut down (computer flash)
4- side stand defect

Today I received a call from my dealer and was advised of the above, even though my bike does deactivate cylinders when I am stopped and clutch engaged, at least I feel the vibration difference and noise.

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LCL
 

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This is on top of the previous recalls that were issued? I suppose its better that Ducati is looking to address these things before they become problems.
 

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Its in Ducati's best interest to address these issues before they spread like wildfire. I have seen information hinting towards them wanting to expand into higher volume products.
 

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My dealer told me I have to bring the bike in for the required servicing otherwise the warranty will become void. The old days of doing oil changes myself are coming to an end.
 

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With respect, sir, that is categorically NOT TRUE in Canada or the USA.

You simply require evidence that the required service was indeed done to maintain your warranty.

This is a very old court case, I suggest you google it.

You are getting boned up the b*m.

Shall I elucidate?
 

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With respect, sir, that is categorically NOT TRUE in Canada or the USA.

You simply require evidence that the required service was indeed done to maintain your warranty.

This is a very old court case, I suggest you google it.

You are getting boned up the b*m.

Shall I elucidate?
No, I know the details. The first service is coming up, I will have it done at the dealer. I was surprised they told me everything had to be done at the dealer. I have a very good relationship with them, and my other bikes were serviced by an independent mechanic. They knew that when I traded them in!
 

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Hello all.

4 recall on the V4...

1- Fuel Leak
2- Fuel Spray
3- 2 cylinder shut down (computer flash)
4- side stand defect
Anybody know about an issue with the side stand? Other than it being impossible to find with your foot!

I know about the first 3, but haven’t heard anything about the stand.
 

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Anybody know about an issue with the side stand? Other than it being impossible to find with your foot!

I know about the first 3, but haven’t heard anything about the stand.
Personally I would always use a dealer not just for warranty but to retain value, FDSH is a must in the UK to show that the services have been carried out including oil changes.

On teh side stand issue, I simply fitted and extend hex head bolt by 1 1/2 inches and its ok to find


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Personally I would always use a dealer not just for warranty but to retain value, FDSH is a must in the UK to show that the services have been carried out including oil changes.

On teh side stand issue, I simply fitted and extend hex head bolt by 1 1/2 inches and its ok to find


AJ
I learned that the hard way until I became friends with someone that worked for a dealer.
Basically the better you can position these to be sold later on the better off you are.
 

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I learned that the hard way until I became friends with someone that worked for a dealer.
Basically the better you can position these to be sold later on the better off you are.
My mechanic was the head mechanic at the dealer I bought the bike at and he did the first service for my 848 before he went on his own. When the time came to trade it in, his reputation actually helped me get a better price on my trade. He thought most of the guys now working there how to do their jobs. The V4 is a bit of a different beast.
 

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The side stand can be defective (material) and could break, they are inspecting and replacing it with a new one. Not all bikes are affected, however I am not aware of which VIN is affected as yet.
Also there is another one out, this is about the rerouting/adjustment of cowling/radiator for cooling.

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Anyone know what’s involved besides an oil and filter change at the 500 mile service ? I was going to just do the oil change my self . I don’t want to pay the dealer $$$ for a glorified oil change .
It does seem to be about that beyond checking for loose bolts etc.

Only real item on the work order was an oil change.

First service for me was $400, wasn't really sure if it was required to have the dealer do it to maintain the warranty, but I'll do the subsequent ones as I have always done them on my other Ducks. Up around 1000 miles now after riding it there and back (closest dealer to me is about 3-3.5 hours).
 

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Anybody know about an issue with the side stand? Other than it being impossible to find with your foot!

I know about the first 3, but haven’t heard anything about the stand.
The side stand issue is actually a magnet in the side stand that can either be protruding too far or even fall out if it wasn't seated correctly and the material around it peened to hold it in. This is how your bike knows the side stand is up. So if you haven't had the recall done and your bike randomly stalls and you can't get it started, first thing I'd check is if that magnet is there, your bike may be thinking the side stand is down.
 
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