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Forum: Beasts 02-06-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I haven't taken a bike to Hall's specifically for...

I haven't taken a bike to Hall's specifically for tank warranty issues, but I've bought seven Ducatis there and have had a few other warranty issues over the years. They have always been taken care...
Forum: Beasts 12-19-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I went from a 2010 to a 2013. I think the stock...

I went from a 2010 to a 2013. I think the stock 2013 screen is quieter for touring at speed for my 5'10" frame than the stock 2010, but there are a lot of factors that could make you feel differently...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-03-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,736
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I just got an email from Amazon cancelling my...

I just got an email from Amazon cancelling my order because they say they don't know when it'll be available.
Forum: Beasts 05-10-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 110,334
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Yes it is, works fantastic. You can grab a...

Yes it is, works fantastic. You can grab a handfull of front brake and get negligable dive.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-18-2013, 05:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,736
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I received and email from Amazon last night...

I received and email from Amazon last night saying an estimated delivery date of May 15-22nd.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-30-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,736
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I'm glad to hear about your good experience with...

I'm glad to hear about your good experience with TomTom, I've never owned one. I also went ahead and ordered one from Amazon last night after talking to one of their customer service people. I had...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-29-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,736
Posted By Doug Pirahna
It's listed on Amazon for sale now at $389, but...

It's listed on Amazon for sale now at $389, but says it's out of stock and there's not much info on it. If you place an order they'll contact you when they know its availability and not charge you...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
If I can find him, he's hiding from Spiny Norman...

If I can find him, he's hiding from Spiny Norman right now.
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
It varies widely depending on where you are. I'm...

It varies widely depending on where you are. I'm on the low end of the scale at $620. That was the 15k service last year on my previous 1200.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Thumb Since you own one, you've certainly ridden one a...

Since you own one, you've certainly ridden one a lot more than I have! I'm glad you enjoy yours so much. My statements were meant to compare it to other types of bikes, because there's nothing out...
Forum: Road warriors 02-22-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,619
Posted By Doug Pirahna
At an open house I took one for a pretty long...

At an open house I took one for a pretty long test ride, not because I was interested in buying one, but I just like sampling different bikes. I loved the motor, the fueling is spot on. I do have a...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
It depends on where you live. It can also have an...

It depends on where you live. It can also have an effect whether you're an established customer or first time buyer, or even if they think you'll come back for parts or service. I got a discount, but...
Forum: Beasts 02-18-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
It is not, only the speedometer.

It is not, only the speedometer.
Forum: Beasts 02-10-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I traded my 2010 1200 on a 2013 1200. There was...

I traded my 2010 1200 on a 2013 1200. There was no question which new bike I'd get, though I did go from a standard to a touring.
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
That's them, Symtec, not Symtex as I previously...

That's them, Symtec, not Symtex as I previously wrote. I put the switch on the vertical part of the black panel, below and to the rear of the fuse cover. It's easy to use there and hardly noticeable....
Forum: Beasts 11-21-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I've got Symtex grip heaters and they work great....

I've got Symtex grip heaters and they work great. I have to confess that I installed everything but didn't connect them to the power supply, I asked my Duc mechanic to when it was in for tires. I...
Forum: Beasts 11-19-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I did recently too, love them.

I did recently too, love them.
Forum: Beasts 09-28-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Not 700+ but I've done multiple 5-600 mile days...

Not 700+ but I've done multiple 5-600 mile days back to back. I have the stock seat and the Ducati touring windscreen and am never feeling worn out or sore at the end of the day. I also tend to...
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
You're so old school, with your being able to...

You're so old school, with your being able to tell your servos and ECUs what damping ajustments to make! :lol3
Forum: Beasts 09-25-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I'm not trading up from my 2010 just yet, but I...

I'm not trading up from my 2010 just yet, but I have a standard ABS anyway. I really don't think Audi would have had any influence on the Skyhook system. They came into the picture too late and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 517
Views: 104,552
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I guess my bike is a slow learner then. They...

I guess my bike is a slow learner then. They made, and continue to make since spring, a very noticeable improvement in the low rpm running of the bike. It was well worth it for me.
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
#1, I just don't get it...and I own one. A few...

#1, I just don't get it...and I own one. A few months ago I was sent an online survey by Ducati asking me to rate my Multi 1200 after 2 years, and what things I would like changed. I told them I love...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I thought you got rid of your Multi for the...

I thought you got rid of your Multi for the Guzzi? Did you buy another?
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,913
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Several years back Egan also wrote a column that...

Several years back Egan also wrote a column that some might remember about the appeal of Harleys, and he's owned quite a few. He drew an analogy that a Harley is the equivalent of Chevy having never...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 22,121
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Nope, I've had those done at the dealer. The...

Nope, I've had those done at the dealer. The first service was right around $100, as I recall the second was ~ $250, and as I mentioned previously, last month the 15k was $628. I do my own oil...
Forum: Beasts 07-31-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 22,121
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I understood him to mean that, but that's still...

I understood him to mean that, but that's still extreme, especially for a two valver. Services for my MTS 1200 have been less than $1000 total by 15k miles. A two valve Monster would be even less.
Forum: Beasts 07-30-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 22,121
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Last month I paid $628 for the 15k service on my...

Last month I paid $628 for the 15k service on my Multi 1200. There are for sure dealers that rape their customers, but not all.
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 369,018
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Yeah, we're right back to the "How dare they...

Yeah, we're right back to the "How dare they charge that much!" attitude. I suppose there should be a commission that decides what a new start up should be allowed to charge, or if their product is...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
The standard 1200 suspension works better than...

The standard 1200 suspension works better than the 1100S' Ohlins IMO. I find it to be more stable, with less wallowing in fast corners. It's firm, but still soaks up the little bumps and expansion...
Forum: Beasts 07-07-2012, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
It's going to really boil down to your priorities...

It's going to really boil down to your priorities and how you tend to use a bike when you say better. I own a standard ABS, but took a good test ride on an S touring and adjusted the modes all over...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 27,900
Posted By Doug Pirahna
It seems like you answered your own question....

It seems like you answered your own question. After you've said you see nothing that makes the Euro bikes premium, you've admitted that Yamaha doesn't have the same level of suspension components,...
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I also have a '10 standard/abs and have all four...

I also have a '10 standard/abs and have all four modes. Mine stays in sport though.
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2012, 11:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,923
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I can't tell where you are, but service rates on...

I can't tell where you are, but service rates on the coasts and larger metropolitan areas tend to be much higher. In central Illinois my dealer is consistently less expensive than the quotes people...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 369,018
Posted By Doug Pirahna
The disappointment I feel, and maybe others too,...

The disappointment I feel, and maybe others too, is that the carrot just got pushed too far out of reach. It's a unique bike that was intriguing enough to make me think...hmm... what if they they're...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,589
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I heard that in the rare case that Ducati sells a...

I heard that in the rare case that Ducati sells a bike to someone and they're happy with it and have no trouble, Ducati accesses their bank account and throws their money away....just because.
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Something is up with your bike. There should be a...

Something is up with your bike. There should be a big difference in power when you go to sport mode from either enduro or urban. So if you put it in sport mode, do you get a "sport" on the display...
Forum: Beasts 12-21-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
Well, I guess everybody perceives things...

Well, I guess everybody perceives things differently. For instance, I feel there's a huge difference in the power of the 100 hp modes and 150...like about 50 hp worth! I was almost going to ask you...
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5,887
Views: 1,163,996
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I'm curious if you've ridden anybody elses Multi...

I'm curious if you've ridden anybody elses Multi 1200 or if another 1200 owner has ridden yours for comparison? If so, were the impressions of performance the same? I realize you live at high...
Forum: Road warriors 11-15-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,510
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I'm eager to hear what you think of this bike...

I'm eager to hear what you think of this bike Bueller. It sounds like the '12 is going to have some upgrades. My Multistrada 1200 is going nowhere, I love it, but my Norton might. I've got an itch...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,246
Posted By Doug Pirahna
I suppose there is no right or wrong answer to...

I suppose there is no right or wrong answer to what bike you should ride when you age. We all have different priorities, backgrounds, shapes and sizes. Cruisers have obviously become the popular way...
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