How long do Ducati timing belts last?

I asked when I should replace the belts again and the answer was “12,000 miles”. I asked for clarification, since some people are still recommending every two years, and he says that as long as the bike is ridden regularly, the belts will last ten years with no problem, so just get them replaced at 12,000 miles.

How much does it cost to change a Ducati belt?

Belts are about $100 if you want to do it yourself. There is other, cheaper ways but a Harmonic Meter is nice for setting the tension correctly. That’ll run you about $250.

How do you change a timing belt on a Ducati?

Ducati Timing Belt Replacement (Air Cooled 2V Motors)

  1. Step 1: Remove timing belt covers.
  2. Step 2: Remove spark plugs.
  3. Step 3: Align the crank at Top Dead Center (TDC)
  4. Step 4: Mark the timing gears.
  5. Step 5: Loosen horizontal cylinder cam tensioner bolts.
  6. Step 6: Remove the horizontal timing belt.

How many miles do cam belts last?

When to replace the cam belt Manufacturers will usually recommend to replace your timing belt after a set number of years or miles. This could be anywhere from 40,000 to 100,000 miles or 4+ years. Check your vehicle handbook to see what your manufacturer recommends.

Are Ducatis reliable?

The reliability of modern Ducati’s should be of little concern. However, the maintenance can be costly depending on which model and how many miles you ride. The valve checks at 6000 miles aren’t a huge deal unless you are riding big miles. The 2V (S2R) will be less expensive to maintain than the 4V (S4RS).

Are Ducatis expensive to maintain?

Some users claim that Japanese bikes are more reliable and cheaper to maintain, while other forum members argue that the high maintenance costs are a myth. Overall, however, one thing is clear. Even Ducati owners who admit their maintenance has been expensive say it’s worth it.

How much does a desmo service cost?

The Desmo service always seems to be between $900 and $1400 depending on the dealer.

How much does it cost to service a Ducati?

Registered. My own experience is that Ducati service averages $. 10/mile for the service period. Your costs may vary.

How do you know if Cambelt needs changing?

Visual Check Another way to check whether your cambelt needs replacing, is to take a look at the belt itself. If it is becoming worn, the belt will appear to look glazed or glossy on the underside. This means the rubber is getting hard and will not provide the flexibility the belt needs.

When did the Ducati 900 SS get cams?

The guy cam to us in ’96 since we were now closer. His 900 SS (a ’94 or ’95) had some hi-po cams installed somewhere else over 6 months before it popped the belt. I think a Ducati dealer had done the cams, but I’m not sure.

When was the first Ducati timing belt broken?

The first broken belt I saw was in 1995 or so, a 900SS that came in for an opinion to be used in a court case against another dealership. Typically of the very few 900 that I have seen with broken belts, it also had a loose vertical cam pulley. As in flogged out and flopping around.

Are there still gates on a Ducati t917?

You could still buy them via Gates, as we did for the Pantah and 900 belts, but we mainly kept away from the T917. All the Gates parts numbers for Ducati timing belts were cancelled last year (in Australia at least), so now they’re gone for good. There wasn’t an issue with 2 valve bikes simply due to a bit too old belts.

What should I put on my Ducati 900SS?

Made from the same high quality mesh found on in our Titanium radiator and oil cooler guards, it improves the looks of your bike and help to protect your expensive and vulnerable radiator and other components from flying road debris. No permanent modifications need to be made to the bike. Supplied with… Ducati DRY CLUTCH COVER – Right Hand Side.