You may be asking yourself, «Why the hell is he wasting time on a page about changing an air filter? How stupid.» Well, believe it or not there are Duc owners out there who are too intimidated to even change the filter. I believe that all Ducati owners should know basic maintenance procedures, if for no other reason than to save on dealership costs. So if you are one such intimidated owner, what better way to boost your confidence and save your money than by showing in excruciating detail how easy it is to change the air filter? Let's get started.
Start by lifting the tank to gain access to the air box. Easy enough.
Next, locate the lid clips and pry them all open with something (like your key). Lift off the lid (the filter may be stuck up inside of it).
Pull out the old filter, noting the direction of the filter pleats. Also note how wasted my old filter was.
Insert the new filter into the lid in the same direction: flat side facing down, pleats running front to back.
With the filter inside, place the lid back onto the box. Now, take the clips and flip them back up as shown, and press down until they snap into place. You're done.