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Hello from California! Just sold my Ducati Multistrada and the Supersport S is the #1 bike on my shopping list at the moment. Had to join thi forum, since it seems like the best source of SS-S info on the planet!
 

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What do you want to know of SS. In general most of the issues have been identified in here, hopefully there are no new ones unravelling later. Not a lot of problems really.
 

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Welcome...like @amoslws said, not too many issues. Feel free to look around and join in the conversations. Lots to learn here and we're ALWAYS willing to share info and PICTURES, LOL. >:)
 

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You cant go wrong, unless you're type a speed demon who needs to go 200, the ss-s is a great bike. Get the white one, its faster:grin2:.
 
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Hello from California! Just sold my Ducati Multistrada and the Supersport S is the #1 bike on my shopping list at the moment. Had to join thi forum, since it seems like the best source of SS-S info on the planet!
Let's ride, I'm in Sunnyvale.

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You cant go wrong, unless you're type a speed demon who needs to go 200, the ss-s is a great bike. Get the white one, its faster:grin2:.
As a habitual red bike buyer, I know one thing about people who prefer white bikes: they always lie about which color is fastest! :D

FYI, I am a Type A speed demon, but I already own a KTM Super Duke so I'm looking for a better "all around" bike. Seems like the SS-S would be perfect for that!
 

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Well, after putting a deposit down at the beginning of August, I was finally able to pick-up my red 2018 Supersport S in last weekend!

The only problem? I'm gonna hit the 600-mile mark this weekend and I couldn't get an appointment for the first service until 10/27. Can't decide if I should change the oil myself and keep riding it or "suffer" through a couple of weeks on the 1290 Super Duke ;)
 

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Well, after putting a deposit down at the beginning of August, I was finally able to pick-up my red 2018 Supersport S in last weekend!

The only problem? I'm gonna hit the 600-mile mark this weekend and I couldn't get an appointment for the first service until 10/27. Can't decide if I should change the oil myself and keep riding it or "suffer" through a couple of weeks on the 1290 Super Duke ;)
Welcome, nice to see another Bay Area owner! Ducati bike night is Monday 10/09 at Santana Row in San Jose. @ck_939 and I will probably be there.

Btw, the dealer I bought my bike from said I had to get the first service there or my warranty would be voided. Not sure if he meant the standard warranty or the extended warranty that my wife purchased when she bought the bike.
 

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Enjoy guys, lots of nice places to ride in and around the Bay Area! Missing it!
 

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Ride the Duke. Wait until the service has time. I usually do work myself, but I recommend getting the first one done by the books and the dealer.
 

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The first service is a glorified oil change. I really can't see having the bike sit in my garage for 19 perfect riding days when I can easily do almost all of the work myself. Maybe I'll call the service department and see if they could squeeze me in earlier if I was willing to leave the bike with them for a couple of days.
 

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The first service is a glorified oil change. I really can't see having the bike sit in my garage for 19 perfect riding days when I can easily do almost all of the work myself. Maybe I'll call the service department and see if they could squeeze me in earlier if I was willing to leave the bike with them for a couple of days.
i ran into the same issue with The Motor Cafe in Sunnyvale. they're service department is backed up 2-3 weeks. i called when i hit 500 miles assuming i could get an appointment in 4-5 days, but the next opening was in 14-15 days.

i asked the service tech if i should stop at 600 and he said that it wasn't necessary. as long as i didn't come in with 1000+ miles i would be fine. BTW, after talking to a few other Ducati owners last night at the Ducati meet, they also confirmed that they were told the same about needing to get the first service done at a certified Ducati service center or risk losing warranty status.
 

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i asked the service tech if i should stop at 600 and he said that it wasn't necessary. as long as i didn't come in with 1000+ miles i would be fine. BTW, after talking to a few other Ducati owners last night at the Ducati meet, they also confirmed that they were told the same about needing to get the first service done at a certified Ducati service center or risk losing warranty status.
At my current rate of 250-300 miles/week, I'll have 1000-1200 miles on the odometer by the time my service appointment rolls around!

I'm sure Ducati dealers are telling owners they need to have all service done by the dealership: overpriced service is a huge profit center for them! Legally, I doubt they can deny warranty claims if you take the bike elsewhere for service unless they can prove that the work was done improperly.
 
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