The Ducati Monster 797 maintenance schedule and service intervals — sourced from the owner’s manual.
This applies to these models:
- 2017 Ducati Monster 797
- 2018 Ducati Monster 797
- 2019 Ducati Monster 797
- 2020 Ducati Monster 797
This maintenance schedule also applies to the Ducati Monster 797 Plus, which only had cosmetic differences.
The Ducati Monster 797 hasn’t been changed since its release. It’s a simpler Ducati Monster — without most electronics or even water cooling — and so kind of a “retro” release.
Things you need to maintain the Ducati Monster 797
The Ducati Monster thankfully has a double-sided swing-arm. As cool as the single one looks, it always makes servicing a little hairy unless you have exactly the right tools (and really trust them!)
Firstly, you may need the following tools to service the Ducati Monster 797: Essential Motorcycle maintenance Tools.
|Engine oil||Ducati recommends Shell Advance Ultra motorcycle oil for all its motorcycles, or alternatively “motorcycle engine oil having the same degree SAE 15W-50 and meeting the following specifications JASO: MA2 and API: SM”. You need 3.4L 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… check out the forums.|
|Oil filter||Genuine Ducati part is 44440038A the Ducati Scrambler. 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 fluid||Ducati 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.|
|Coolant||Ducati recommends Shell Advance Coolant or a 35-40% mix of Glycoshell, a Nitrite, Amine, and Phosphate-free coolant. But any ethylene glycol-based coolant will do the job.|
|Timing belt||Is it time to change the timing belt? Don’t put it off… a broken timing belt will cost you a lot (bent valves)! You need part number 73740242A (replacing 73740281A).|
|Front brake pads||OEM part number for the front pads is 61341021A. You can also use EBC FA630HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.|
|Rear brake pads||OEM part number for the rear pads is 61340761A. You can also use EBC FA213HH for more bite and less fade as you apply pressure.|
|Air filter||Air filter part number is 42610191A. You can also use K&N part DU-8015.|
|Spark plugs||NGK code DCPR8E. Note they’re sold individually.|
You also may need the following general consumables for servicing the Monster 797.
|Chain lubricant||The 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 brush||A chain cleaner brush makes cleaning off grime and then distributing new lubricant much more easy.|
|Paddock stand||Lubricating the chain and changing the oil both become a lot easier once you use an affordable paddock stand.|
|Cable lubricant||Remember 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.|
|Grease||Get a good lithium soap based grease for lubricating major components like your side stand, centre stand, and bearings.|
Regular maintenance for the Ducati Monster 797
This is maintenance that you can do yourself (though the manual says you need a dealer to do it).
Using the motorcycle under extreme conditions, such as very damp and muddy roads or dusty and dry environment, could cause above-average wear of components like the drive system, the brakes or the air filter. If the air filter is dirty, the engine could get damaged. Therefore, this might translate in required service or replacement of the wear parts earlier than specified in the scheduled maintenance chart.
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|
Ducati Monster 797 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.
|Reading of the error memory with DDS and check of
software version update on control units
|Check the presence of any technical updates and recall
|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 necessary||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the proper tightening of brake calliper bolts and
brake disc flange screws
|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
|Check final drive (chain, front and rear sprocket) and sliding
|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 seals||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the freedom of movement and tightening of the
side and central stand (if any)
|Visually check the fuel lines||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check rubbing points, clearance, freedom of movement
and positioning of hoses and electric wiring in view
|Check the free play of clutch lever||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Lubricate the levers at the handlebar and pedal controls||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check the battery charge level||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Check secondary air system operation||•||•||•||•||–|
|Check the operation of all electric safety devices (side
stand sensor, front and rear brake switches, engine kill
switch, gear/neutral sensor)
|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 idling
|Softly clean the motorcycle||•||•||•||•||•||12|
|Fill out that the service was performed in on-board documentation
General Information on the Ducati Monster 797
The Ducati Monster 797 was introduced in 2016 and released in 2017. It has been released every year since then.
It was one of the “entry-level” Monsters, though not low power enough for A2 or LAMS license schemes. Nonetheless, it had a simpler, air-cooled, 2-valve-per-cylinder engine that made it more accessible than the higher-power water-cooled engines in the bigger and more advanced Monsters.
The Monster 797’s engine made 55.1 kW (73.9 hp) and 51 lb-ft (69 Nm) of torque, making it a willing engine that is easily capable of highway speeds and a lot of fun acceleration.
Ducati Monster 797 Owner’s Manual
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it below. You can download it from the Ducati website here.