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Old 23-Jul-2012, 06:39 PM
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749 Belt question

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I have a 04 749 with 2400 miles on it. Ride it sparingly. Do I need to change the belts, how urgent is this considering my low miles.

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Old 23-Jul-2012, 10:04 PM
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Normally it's every 2 years or 12,000 miles - whichever comes first.

Even if it's just sat in the garage the belts go hard and may start to crack, and could eventually break. They also harden around the cam gears if the engine isn't rotated often and the belts stay in the same position, so can end up in rather funny shapes which could jump the gear and offset the timing and you'll end up with a piston-valve interface issue!

If you've not had it done in the last two years it's probably worth having done - and the rest of the service to check what else needs to be done before it causes you real problems!

Where abouts in the country are you? Maybe we can recommend someone...


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Old 23-Jul-2012, 10:56 PM
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Thanks, appreciate your feedback. I will call the dealer next to me to schedule.
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Old 24-Jul-2012, 02:13 AM
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Actually please recommend a Ducati mechanic other than the dealer, I live in king of Prussia, pa.
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Old 24-Jul-2012, 02:23 AM
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Fast by Ferracci is 20 miles east in Willow Grove. A premier Ducati dealership.
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Old 24-Jul-2012, 02:41 AM
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Yes, it's premium dealer but everything in there comes at s premium, not to mention the wait. Any local mechanics?, recognizing that the dealer is only for major services, etc.
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