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Ducati Monster S2R800 (2004-2008) Maintenance Schedule

Ducati Monster S2R800 Maintenance Schedule

This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Ducati Monster S2R800, made between 2004 and 2008.

The Ducati Monster S2R800 was the “smaller” of the two Ducati Monsters, the larger being the S2R1000.

It’s based on the same engine block as the Ducati Monster 800 — a fuel-injected 803cc air/oil-cooled desmodromic SOHC 2-valve L-twin with belt-driven cams.

The same engine has been used for decades, recently in the Ducati Scrambler 800 (though with more advanced electronics).

In the S2R800, the engine made 53.7 kW (73 hp) at 8250 rpm, and peak torque of 69 Nm (51 ft-lb) at 6250 rpm — a decent amount of power for a what was meant to be a smaller bike.

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What you need to service the Ducati Monster S2R800

Servicing the Ducati Monster 800 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.
Timing beltRenew this before it’s too late! Part number is 73710051A.
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: FA181HH, 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 S2R800

Regular maintenance for the Ducati Monster S2R800

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
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 S2R800

Ducati Monster S2R800 Maintenance Schedule Table

Below is the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Monster S2R800.

Generally speaking

  • 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.

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

Notes on the maintenance schedule:

  • 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).
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 beltsXXX
Renew the timing belts (73710051A)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 S2R800 maintenance schedule

General Information on the Ducati Monster S2R800

The Ducati Monster S2R800 (often called the Ducati S2R800) is part of the Ducati Monster family of naked roadsters that Ducati has been making since 2003.

The Monsters are known for being stripped-back sports motorcycles. Back in the 90s, they inherited air-cooled engines while the superbikes (starting with the Ducati 916) were liquid cooled.

But the Ducati Monster S2R800 remained air-cooled for a long, long time. The S2R800 has the last “small capacity” air-cooled motor — small alongside its bigger sibling, the S2R1000.

The S2R800 is powered by a fuel-injected 803cc 90-degree L-twin motor. Each cylinder has a single overhead camshaft that is driven by a belt (so two belts in total), and each camshaft opens and closes two desmodromically actuated valves per cylinder.

The S2R800 is built on the platform of the Monster 800 which preceded it. They have a lot in common — not least of which is the engine, which is the same between them.

But the Ducati Monster S2R800 takes all the prizes for style. It has a single-sided swing-arm and a twin exhaust that snake their way around the wheel so you can see its glory. That, plus the little cowl and the dapper colour scheme that the S2R800 comes in, makes it a very handsome motorcycle.

Ducati Monster S2R800 Owner’s Manual

Ducati Monster S2R800 maintenance schedule screenshot

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

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