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Old Jun 21st 2018, 09:09 AM   #1
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2012 Ducati Panigale S First Bike

Hello Everyone,

I recently just bought my first bike, a 2012 1199 Ducati Panigale S. The guy before me maintained the bike very well. He gave me all the service records and setups. Being this is my first Ducati, or sports bike period, what are some good practices for owning this caliper of a bike? I want to take care of it just as well as he did. I want to know what I can do to make sure it starts up and gets to point A to point B on a daily commute. How often should I change oil? What is a good cruising RPM on highways? What is good overall preventative maintenance practices that I can do as a rider? I am also going to be riding a lot in this Arizona heat. Any information will help. Has anyone taken their Panigale on a long commute? I am going to ride out to California from Phoenix on this bike eventually. I know it will be brutal but is a ride like that hard on a bike? Or they built for it? Assume I know nothing!!

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Old Jun 21st 2018, 09:28 AM   #2
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Phoenix, ouch! Anything under 70mph, it'll turn into a toaster oven between your legs, wear thick pants!

Ride it like you stole it! She likes it hard and fast.
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Old Jun 21st 2018, 10:59 AM   #3
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my best advice is spend a lot of time reading on this forum. lots of good information here from a lot of knowledgeable people; stuff i would never learn from anywhere else. all you need to know is right here on ducatiforum.com if you just take the time to read, read, read and watch the videos and read some more.

i have the same exact bike you have and although i bought it back in 2012 where there wasn't alot of good info available, there's no way i would know what little i do know if it were not for this forum whether it's maintenance, bike settings, tires, motogp, recalls, etc. welcome!
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Old Jun 21st 2018, 02:26 PM   #4
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Best advice: sell it, fast. You're asking the wrong questions.
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Old Jun 21st 2018, 05:50 PM   #5
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lol not happening guy...
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Old Jun 21st 2018, 06:17 PM   #6
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Ride it like you stole it


Remember: you did not sign any marriage papers with this hot supermodel.
Treat her like she deserves to be treated.
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Old Jun 22nd 2018, 07:27 AM   #7
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Do not worry
Great bike. Rode mine to the WDW from the Netherlands to Italy and back
No problems for rider and bike
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Old Jun 22nd 2018, 01:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the warm welcomes, yeah I kinda figured it was just common sense stuff but definitely a blast to ride. Look forward to going long distance when it cools off... Currently 110 today but still rode into work today
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Old Jun 23rd 2018, 04:00 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Phl View Post
Ride it like you stole it


Remember: you did not sign any marriage papers with this hot supermodel.
Treat her like she deserves to be treated.
And just like a supermodel, you think you own her, but you really donít, she owns you.
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Old Jun 29th 2018, 08:24 AM   #10
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What chain lubricant do you guys recommend?

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