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2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe Maintenance Schedule

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The 2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.

This applies to these models:

  • 2015 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe
  • 2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe

The service intervals are very similar to those of the 2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Dark and others in the Ducati Monster 821 range.

Tools you may need to maintain your motorcycle

To maintain your motorcycle you need to make sure you have the best oil and other consumables, motorcycle-specific tools, and other tools for your workshop.

Below we’ve listed:

What you need to maintain the Ducati Monster 821 Stripe

The following is a list of consumables (things like oil, spark plugs etc.) you need to maintain the Ducati Monster 821.

OilDucati recommends Shell Advance Ultra motorcycle oil. You need 3.7L for a complete oil change. It’s hard to find and expensive so people suggest Mobil 1 Synthetic. A lot of Ducati owners use Shell Rotella T4 for everything from street use to racing.
Oil filterGenuine Ducati part is 44440037A. I’d suggest removing that and using a K&N KN-153 oil filter which can be changed with a normal wrench.
Brake fluid, Clutch fluidDucati recommends Shell Advance DOT 4, but that’s quite hard to find, so Castrol DOT 4 Synthetic is a good and very high-quality alternative.
CoolantDucati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. This is quite hard to find. But any ethylene glycol-based coolant will do the job.
Timing beltIs it time to change the timing belt? Don’t put it off… a broken timing belt will cost you a lot! You need part number 73740252A (and you need two).
Front brake padsStandard brake pads code is 61341021A. You can also use EBC FA630HH for more bite/feel.
Rear brake padsUse original part number 61340951A, EBC part number FA266HH for more bite/feel (and availability online)
Spark plugsNGK code MAR9A-J. Note they’re sold individually (and you have two cylinders).
Air filterThe part number for the air filter is 42610191A. You can also use K&N DU-1006.
Consumables for Ducati 821 series engines (Monster, Hyper)

You may also need the following general consumables to maintain your Monster 821.

ProductThumbnailDescription
Chain lubricantmotorcycle maintenance tools - motul chain pasteThe chain needs to be lubricated every 800 km/500 miles (or more, if it gets wet/dirty). Motul chain paste is cheap and well-loved.
Chain cleaner brushmotorcycle maintenance - chain cleanerA chain cleaner brush makes cleaning off grime and then distributing new lubricant much more easy.
Paddock standmotorcycle maintenance tools - paddock standLubricating the chain and changing the oil both become a lot easier once you use an affordable paddock stand.
Cable lubricantmotorcycle maintenance - cable lubricantRemember to lubricate your clutch cable (and brake cables if you have them) with a cable lubricant. Protect All Cable Life is a good general-purpose lubricant.
GreaseGet a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.
General motorcycle consumables — Brake fluid, chain lube, clutch lube, and grease

Regular maintenance for the 2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe

This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).

Every 1000 km/600 miles miles OR 6 months (whichever comes earlier, perform the following maintenance:

Check engine oil level
Check brake fluid level
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication
Check brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to replace pads

2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe Maintenance Schedule Table

The following is the list of maintenance operations and to be done on this motorcycle with a distance or time interval — whichever comes earlier.

This maintenance schedule is in the same format as in the manual, though altered to fit this screen.

The distances and times are mentioned below. Whenever the first of either the time or distance interval is reached, the maintenance is required.

In case of off-road use, it is necessary to perform the maintenance operations more frequently than scheduled.

Km. x1000115304560Time
mi. x1,0000.69182736(months)
Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of
software version update on control units
12
Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
campaigns
12
Change engine oil and filter 12
Clean the engine oil mesh filter assembly
Check and/or adjust valve clearance
Change timing belts 60
Change spark plugs
Clean air filter
Change air filter
Check brake fluid level 12
Change brake fluid 36
Check brake disc and pad wear. Change, if necessary12
Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and
brake disc flange screws
12
Check front and rear wheel nuts tightening 12
Check frame-to-engine fasteners tightening
Check wheel hub bearings
Check and lubricate the rear wheel shaft
Check the cush drive damper on rear sprocket
Check the proper tightening of final drive front and rear
sprocket nuts
12
Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding
shoe wear
12
Check final drive chain tension and lubrication 12
Check steering bearings and lubricate, if necessary
Change front fork fluid
Visually check the front fork and rear shock absorber seals12
Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the
side and central stand (if any)
12
Visually check the fuel lines12
Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement
and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view
12
Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls 12
Change coolant48
Check the coolant level and check circuit for damage12
Check tyre pressure and wear 12
Check the battery charge level 12
Check the operation of the safety electrical devices (side
stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine stop
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
12
Check lighting, turn indicators, horn and controls 12
Reset the Service indication through the DDS
Final test and road test of the motorcycle, testing safety
devices (ex. ABS and DTC), electric fans and idling
12
Softly clean the motorcycle12
Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
(Service Booklet)
12

General Information on the 2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe

The Monster 821 is powered by the Testastretta 11° 821 cc engine, with air injection system. A secondary air system similar to the one used on the 1199 Panigale has been introduced in order to optimise operation and reduce combustion cycle variability, without affecting emissions. A controlled flow of clean air is injected into the exhaust pipe, enabling total oxidation of the hot exhaust gases, efficiently cutting hydrocarbon and carbon monoxide levels.

2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe Owner’s Manual

2015-2016 Ducati Monster 821 Stripe Owner's Manual Screenshot

The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it below. You can download it from the Ducati website here.

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