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Ducati Monster S2R1000 (2004-2008) Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Ducati Monster S2R1000, made between 2004 and 2008.

The S2R1000 was a dramatically improved re-styling of the Ducati Monster 1000, but kept the same engine, a fuel-injected 992 cc air/oil-cooled desmodromic SOHC 2-valve L-twin with belt-driven cams.

In the S2R 1000, the engine makes peak power of 70 kW (95 hp) at 8000 rpm, and peak torque of 94 Nm (69 ft-lb) at 6000 rpm — a lot of twist in a naked bike.

The Ducati Monster S2R1000 was discontinued in favor of the Ducati Monster 1100, an iconic bike.

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What you need to service the Ducati Monster S2R1000

Servicing the Ducati Monster S2R1000 is much like servicing any of the earlier air/oil-cooled fuel-injected V-twins.

Apart from normal motorcycle maintenance tools, here’s what you need.

PartDucati Monster S2R800 spec
OilThe manual recommends 10W-40 engine oil for most uses. A high-quality synthetic like Motul 7100 10W-40 would be ideal.
Oil filterThe standard Ducati part works, but the Hiflofiltro HF153RC is a drop-in replacement.
Brake fluidUse a DOT 4 fluid, e.g. Castrol DOT 4 full synthetic.
Spark plugsStandard type is NGK DCPR8E. Remember you need 4 (this is a twin spark engine)
Timing beltRenew this before it’s too late! Part number is 73740211A.
Fork oilUse either Shell Advance Fork 7.5 or Shell Donax TA, 0.45L in each leg.
Brake padsEBC HH pads give better bite and feel. Front: FA244HH, Rear: FA047HH.
Air filterStandard air filter part number is 42610111A.
Chain mainteananceKeep a Motul chain care kit handy to keep your chain lubed.
Cable cleanerProtect all cable life is a popular cable lube.
General greaseUse Lithium soap-based grease for external parts.
Service items for Monster S2R1000

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Monster S2R1000

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

Every 1000 km/600 miles or 6 months:

Check the engine oil level (Mobil 1 10W-40)
Check the brake and clutch fluid levels (top up with Castrol DOT 4)
Check tyre pressure and wear
Check the drive chain tension and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)
Check the brake pads. If necessary, contact your dealer to renew pads
Regular maintenance for the Ducati S2R1000

Ducati Monster S2R1000 Maintenance Schedule Table

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Monster S2R1000.

Generally speaking

  • Regularly change the oil and grease the chain.
  • Service is every 7.5K miles or 12K km, at which point you have to check the valves and maybe change some shims.
  • Every two services or two years, you have to change the timing belts.
  • Follow the earlier of distance or time intervals except for those marked (1) — for those, don’t worry about the time interval (e.g. you don’t have to arbitrarily check the valves every two years if it has been sitting).

These days, people tend to leave belts in place for four or five years. But the manual definitely says two years.

Km x 10001224364860
Mi x 10007.51522.53037.5
Months1224364860
Change the engine oil (Motul 7100 10W-40)XXXXX
Change the engine oil filter (HF153RC)XXXXX
Clean the engine oil pick-up filterX
Check the engine oil pressureXX
Check and/or adjust the valve clearances (1)XXXXX
Check the tension of the timing belts (1)XXX
Renew the timing belts (73740211A)XX
Check and clean the spark plugs. Renew if necessary (DCPR8E)XX
Check and clean the air filter (1)XXX
Change the air filter (42610111A)XX
Check throttle body synchronisation and idle speed setting (1)XXXXX
Check the brake and clutch fluid levelXXXXX
Change the clutch and brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)X
Check and adjust the brake and clutch control cablesXXXXX
Check/lubricate the throttle/cold start cable (Protect all cable life)XXXXX
Check tyre pressure and wearXXXXX
Check the brake pads. Renew if necessaryXXXXX
Check the steering head bearingsXX
Check the drive chain tension, alignment and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)XXXXX
Check the clutch disc pack. Renew if necessary (1)XXXXX
Check the rear wheel cush driveXX
Check the wheel hub bearingsXX
Check the indicators and lightingXXXXX
Check tightness of nuts and bolts securing the engine to the frameXXXXX
Check the sidestandXXXXX
Check tightness of the front wheel axle nutXXXXX
Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nutXXXXX
Check the external fuel hosesXXXXX
Change the front fork oilX
Check the forks and rear shock absorber for oil leaksXXXXX
Check the front sprocket retaining boltsXXXXX
General lubrication and greasing (Lithium soap-based grease)XXXXX
Check and recharge the batteryXXXXX
Road test the motorcycleXXXXX
General cleaningXXXXX
Ducati Monster S2R1000 maintenance schedule

General Information on the Ducati Monster S2R1000

The Ducati Monster was a dramatic re-styling of the Ducati Monster 1000 i.e. — but keeping the same Monster roadster/streetfighter spirit.

It’s still a standard/naked sportbike with great handling, a characterful and revvy engine, and sporty but not too aggressive riding position.

But the Ducati Monster S2R1000 gained a lot more bling. It got a single-sided swing-arm, a seat cowl, a front fly screen, and white coloured wheels.

To help keep the S2R1000’s beautiful rear wheel exposed on the side with no swingarm, there are vertically stacked twin exhausts, snaking up beside (but not underneath) the seat.

The Monster S2R1000 keeps the trellis frame and of course the basic engine from the Ducati Monster 1000.

The engine is a 992cc 90-degree “L” twin (a V-twin but canted forward) two valves per cylinder, driven by belts. The belts have to be changed every 2-5 years (depending on how aggressively you follow the demanding schedule).

The Ducati Monster S2R1000’s engine makes a peak of 70 kW or 95 hp at 8000 rpm. You may notice that it’s the same basic engine that was in the Multistrada 1000DS, but in the Monster it has different tune.

The front suspension of the S2R1000 are fully adjustable Showa upside down forks. This is a huge upgrade from the S2R800 (which had no adjustability), a bike that you otherwise might be tempted to think is just the same but with a smaller engine.

At the back there’s a progressive Sachs single shock with adjustable damping and preload.

Braking is also very capable on the Ducati Monster S2R1000, with twin 320mm discs and 4-piston calipers.

The S2R1000 was in the market at the same time as the S4R — a bike with even more awesome power from the superbike water-cooled motor.

Ducati Monster S2R1000 instruments clocks

Ducati Monster S2R1000 Owner’s Manual

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

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