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DIY Audace Service Kit

Discussion in 'Cal 1400 8V' started by Joe Chandler, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Joe Chandler

    Joe Chandler Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Is this a good for this service kit?

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    V700Steve High Miler GT Contributor

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    Looks alright. Air filter won't be dirty, just blow it off. You want to change the gearbox(6 speed) oil(85W90). Some change the rear oil to get break-in bits out, service schedule doesn't call for it though.
     
  3. Joe Chandler

    Joe Chandler Tuned and Synch'ed

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    So engine oil and
    Thanks Steve I’ll email you.
     
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    GT-Rx® Administrator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Yes, which is a bit of a PITA (Joe) as you have to remove the rear wheel to get to the drain and fill plugs. I recommend waiting until the first tire change. If the Dunlop came stock on your bike, likely within 3500-4k miles.
    Just note @Joe Chandler -- Guzzis are a bit of a unique machine and probably really should land in someone's hands who's familiar with them. They aren't your basic Japanese machine and things can go south if not done right.
     
  5. Joe Chandler

    Joe Chandler Tuned and Synch'ed

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    Okay thank you, I’m just a bit nervous the dealer is going to charge me an arm and a leg. With that being said I’d rather not screw anything up since it’s still under warranty. Sorry for posting the other company’s merchandise, didn’t mean to break the rules.
     
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    Guzzis are growing increasingly complex, so likely worth it on a high $ Italian bike. Call and ask them what they charge. Should be ~2.5 hours + fluids/parts. Sometimes good to give your money to a good dealer whom you might need for warranty work down the road. No worries on the post.
     
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    Sound advice! Love this forum.
     
  8. MikeT68

    MikeT68 Just got it firing!

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    Todd,

    I am curious about your comment here. Are you referring to service in general or specifically to removing the rear tire. I typically do all of my own maintenance on my bikes. Could you speak a little bit more about what concerns I should have before servicing my Audace, or any particular concerns that should lead me to have the dealer do the work.

    I do have a little trepidation about the dealer's service. When I bought the bike the dealer did not seem to know anything about the Audace, the Touring or the MGX-21 that I was considering. I had to sit in the shop and go through the manuals to find the answers to most of my own questions.

    One specific example, not maintenance, is when I asked about how to operate the one button cruise control on the 2016 Audace he told me that it did not have cruise control. He said that the cruise button was there because it was prewired and there was an add on module that attached underneath the throttle. I found the cruise control instructions in the owners manual.

    Another example is that he did not know how to change riding modes, he called his head mechanic out from the back to show me how to do it and he did not know either. I also found the instructions in the owners manual.

    On the other hand, when I told him that one thing that I did not like about the bike was the mirrors he was knowledgeable enough about Moto Guzzi's to know that there are billet Moto Guzzi bar end mirrors available that he would be happy to sell me for $849, even offered to fit them at no charge.

    These are just a couple of examples, but I think it is fair to say that I am not dealing with a Moto Guzzi specialist here. Fact is I think that he is an HD guy who picked up the Guzzi's because it was one of the few franchises that was available to a small shop.
     
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    Good, and I agree with Todd. You can wait, at least, until the first rear tire change to drain and fill the rear gearbox. I think MG say 20,000 miles for change intervals (just going from memory, check your owner's manual).
     

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