This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the Ducati Monster S2R800, made between 2004 and 2008.
The Ducati Monster S2R800 is the “smaller” of the two S2R 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 makes 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 is 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.
|Part||Ducati Monster S2R800 spec|
|Oil||The manual recommends 10W-40 engine oil for most uses. A high-quality synthetic like Motul 7100 10W-40 would be ideal.|
|Oil filter||The standard Ducati part works, but the Hiflofiltro HF153RC is a drop-in replacement.|
|Brake fluid||Use a DOT 4 fluid, e.g. Castrol DOT 4 full synthetic.|
|Spark plugs||Standard type is NGK DCPR8E.|
|Timing belt||Renew this before it’s too late! Part number is 73710051A.|
|Fork oil||Use either Shell Advance Fork 7.5 or Shell Donax TA, 0.45L in each leg.|
|Brake pads||EBC HH pads give better bite and feel. Front: FA181HH, Rear: FA047HH.|
|Air filter||Standard air filter part number is 42610111A.|
|Chain mainteanance||Keep a Motul chain care kit handy to keep your chain lubed.|
|Cable cleaner||Protect all cable life is a popular cable lube.|
|General grease||Use Lithium soap-based grease for external parts.|
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:
|Monster S2R800 regular maintenance|
|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|
Ducati Monster S2R800 Maintenance Schedule Table
Below is the maintenance schedule for the Ducati Monster S2R800.
- 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).
- The break-in schedule is not shown as these bikes are all broken in.
|Km x 1000||12||24||36||48||60|
|Mi x 1000||7.5||15||22.5||30||37.5|
|Change the engine oil (Motul 7100 10W-40)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Change the engine oil filter (HF153RC)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Clean the engine oil pick-up filter||X|
|Check the engine oil pressure||X||X|
|Check and/or adjust the valve clearances (1)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the tension of the timing belts||X||X||X|
|Renew the timing belts (73710051A)||X||X|
|Check and clean the spark plugs. Renew if necessary (DCPR8E)||X||X|
|Check and clean the air filter (1)||X||X||X|
|Change the air filter (42610111A)||X||X|
|Check throttle body synchronisation and idle speed setting (1)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the brake and clutch fluid level||X||X||X||X||X|
|Change the clutch and brake fluid (Castrol DOT 4)||X|
|Check and adjust the brake and clutch control cables||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check/lubricate the throttle/cold start cable (Protect all cable life)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tyre pressure and wear||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the brake pads. Renew if necessary||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the steering head bearings||X||X|
|Check the drive chain tension, alignment and lubrication (Motul chain care kit)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the clutch disc pack. Renew if necessary (1)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the rear wheel cush drive||X||X|
|Check the wheel hub bearings||X||X|
|Check the indicators and lighting||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tightness of nuts and bolts securing the engine to the frame||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the sidestand||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tightness of the front wheel axle nut||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check tightness of the rear wheel axle nut||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the external fuel hoses||X||X||X||X||X|
|Change the front fork oil||X|
|Check the forks and rear shock absorber for oil leaks||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check the front sprocket retaining bolts||X||X||X||X||X|
|General lubrication and greasing (Lithium soap-based grease)||X||X||X||X||X|
|Check and recharge the battery||X||X||X||X||X|
|Road test the motorcycle||X||X||X||X||X|
About the Ducati Monster S2R800
The Ducati Monster S2R800 (often just 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’s engine is 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 (so four valves in total, but eight clearances).
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.
Like most of the smaller Monsters, the S2R800 has a wet clutch rather than the classic dry clutch. So you miss out on the rattly sound of a dry clutch, something many Ducati owners enjoy for its uniqueness.
In terms of ride gear, the Monster S2R800 has capable but simple equipment. The front fork is an inverted 43mm non-adjustable unit. And the rear shock is a fully adjustable Sachs monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping.
Front brakes are via twin 300mm discs and four piston calipers.
Since the Monster 800 is relatively light, the engine and braking is adequate for spirited riding. But you may not be able to hurl down the straightways as quickly as on a Ducati superbike.
Ducati Monster S2R800 Owner’s Manual
Below is a screenshot of the S2R800’s maintenance schedule for reference.
The above info was sourced from the owner’s manual. You can download it below.