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Wondering how difficult it'll be for those of us who want to do their own oil change? I haven't ever owned a full faired bike so I'm not really sure what I'd be getting into if I bought one.
 

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Oh, very nice! I see now that the oil filter is pretty visible there. I'll use the dealer for first and other major services but I'd prefer to do my own oil changes in between.
 

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It's used on other Ducati models. Having been in the vehicle industry for forty years I would always recommend buying OEM filters. Not all filters are the same.
 

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It's used on other Ducati models. Having been in the vehicle industry for forty years I would always recommend buying OEM filters. Not all filters are the same.
I second this statement. I have purchased OEM filters for cars and bikes for the past 15 years.
Third! There was a really detailed review of aftermarket filters done independently that I've come across a couple times and I'll post it here if I find it again.

So when are we starting the oil comparison thread? >:)
 

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So when are we starting the oil comparison thread? >:)
Oh no....let's not open that can yet...lol.

I will only say this about oil. I ran Amsoil for YEARS and thought it was the best stuff sliced since sliced bread. About 5 years ago, I "cheated" and went with cheap 'ole Mobil 1 and to my amazement, it worked better, IMO...and for cheaper. So, I'm now drinking the Mobil 1 Kool-Aid. No looking back. I'm not going to stuff my beliefs down anyone's throat about what brand of oil is better for this or smoother for that. All I will say is that I, personally, strongly believe in full synthetic in lieu of conventional oil...in ANY engine from cars, trucks, bikes or small equipment.
 

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Oh no....let's not open that can yet...lol.

I will only say this about oil. I ran Amsoil for YEARS and thought it was the best stuff sliced sliced bread. About 5 years ago, I "cheated" and went with cheap 'ole Mobil 1 and to my amazement, it worked better, IMO...and for cheaper. So, I'm now drinking the Mobil 1 Kool-Aid. No looking back. I'm not going to stuff my beliefs down anyone's throat about what brand of oil is better for this or smoother for that. All I will say is that I, personally, strongly believe in full synthetic in lieu of conventional oil...in ANY engine from cars, trucks, bikes or small equipment.
I'll second your statement. Mobile 1 is all I ever used on my 848 evo after experimenting with a couple of other oils. That stuff just performs well.
 

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T6 is not as readily available as Mobil 1...at least not in my area. I can run down to the local Wally World and grab some...can't do that with T6, unless something has changed in the last few months.
 

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T6 is not as readily available as Mobil 1...at least not in my area. I can run down to the local Wally World and grab some...can't do that with T6, unless something has changed in the last few months.
I find it at my local wally world and Home Depot and any auto parts store. Walmart even used to sell it in a 5 gal bucket. I don't think they do that anymore, though. Last time I looked, HD had the cheapest price, which was around $22.
 

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T6 is not as readily available as Mobil 1...at least not in my area. I can run down to the local Wally World and grab some...can't do that with T6, unless something has changed in the last few months.
T6 is probably the most available oil there is. All auto parts stores, WallyWorlds, etc. What do the truck guys use in your neck of the woods if they can not get T6?
 

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T6 is probably the most available oil there is. All auto parts stores, WallyWorlds, etc. What do the truck guys use in your neck of the woods if they can not get T6?
You need to qualify that statement. It may be the most available in the US, where less than 5% of the worlds population live, but it does not exist in Europe and might not even be exported for any other market apart from the US.
 

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My dealer sells Ducati as well as hi flo filters. I have no problem using hi flo or k&n, especially since they are easier to find online. My Evo has over 20k miles and no engine issues.
 
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