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Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By deWog
....until you ride them. (I've owned both,...

....until you ride them.

(I've owned both, and they are standouts in their own unique ways)
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 02:48 PM
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Posted By deWog
Continental TKC -80s are legendary for dirt...

Continental TKC -80s are legendary for dirt roads, had them on my GS1200, and was impressed at the level of road grip they gave on an otherwise massively heavy bike. Continental rate them as offering...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2013, 11:14 AM
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Posted By deWog
I had a long ride on my friend's Multi a couple...

I had a long ride on my friend's Multi a couple of years back. Found it an amazing bike, with the wind roar from the screen being the only real negative.

Now own the 2013 Multi S, and whilst the...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2013, 04:14 PM
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Posted By deWog
I've got the heated grips as standard on the 2013...

I've got the heated grips as standard on the 2013 MTS; they have 3 heat levels and are very effective.

They operate off the starter button, so not sure how easy/difficult they are to connect...
Forum: Beasts 10-08-2013, 04:13 PM
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Posted By deWog
Those spoked wheels are works of art.....but the...

Those spoked wheels are works of art.....but the price makes my eyes bleed!


EDIT - just saw that the rims are forged aluminium.......steel would have been the better choice.
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2013, 03:49 PM
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Posted By deWog
I gotta get out of the office more: ...

I gotta get out of the office more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWbdFip-g7g
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2013, 11:23 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
Had the same dilemma......on paper they are line...

Had the same dilemma......on paper they are line ball (same weight, hp and electronics pack). Read multiple reviews that all mentioned the same thing: Multi for the street, KTM for offroad (that...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-27-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,091
Posted By deWog
Have had the GTS super 300 for over a year now. I...

Have had the GTS super 300 for over a year now. I bought it after years of owning Ducati sport bikes, nakeds, adventure tourers etc......breaking both shoulders meant I had to spend some time away...
Forum: Beasts 09-02-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 17,812
Posted By deWog
It's a subjective view no doubt, but having owned...

It's a subjective view no doubt, but having owned various bikes with Ohlins, WP, Marzocchi, Showa and now the Sachs Skyhook, as good as Ohlins gear is (and it is) there seems to be a great deal of...
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2013, 06:26 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
I hope your return to the Multi fold will be...

I hope your return to the Multi fold will be soon.

Good luck with the sale
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2013, 03:18 PM
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Posted By deWog
Not your cup of tea, MM?......??

Not your cup of tea, MM?......??
Forum: Beasts 08-11-2013, 10:37 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
Several manufacturers actually advocate the use...

Several manufacturers actually advocate the use of WD40 for cleaning chains, eg -

RK:
http://www.rkexcelamerica.com/faq.html#oring

Tsubaki (via using a "water-dispersant" spray):...
Forum: Beasts 07-19-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
I use the waterproof Motorader iPhone mount: ...

I use the waterproof Motorader iPhone mount:

http://motorader.com.au/shop/iphone5-hardcase-with-charging-cable-2/

- which doubles as my GPS. I've hard-wired that back directly to the battery as...
Forum: Beasts 07-11-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
Had the same issue, it's the two springs on the...

Had the same issue, it's the two springs on the pinch lever for the screen adjuster; the stiff plastic tubing that covers them vibrates and effects that buzz at various rpm. A simple solution is to...
Forum: Beasts 07-09-2013, 02:46 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
I didn't realise there was a "right" model to...

I didn't realise there was a "right" model to compare the Multi to...??...!

My comment was solely that the ESA setup on my GSA is less firm / more plush than on my Ducati.

Nothing more.



...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 01:57 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
I never said it was bad: the discussion was...

I never said it was bad: the discussion was originally about how "firm/stiff " the new Skyhook suspension is.......and it is.

My GSA was softer and had a much more comfortable ride quality in...
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 01:37 AM
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Posted By deWog
I concur: My 2012 GSA, ESA-equipped, had a...

I concur:

My 2012 GSA, ESA-equipped, had a far more compliant (comfortable) ride quality than my 2013 Multi S.
Forum: Beasts 06-27-2013, 07:29 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
just ride the damn thing..........:clap

just ride the damn thing..........:clap
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2013, 02:46 PM
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Posted By deWog
Hmmm......even if you did get those bars down to...

Hmmm......even if you did get those bars down to the requisite length, it's going to be a bitch fight from hell trying to manouvre the Multi down that access with you and the bike abreast....might...
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2013, 07:02 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
Thanks - will look into it.

Thanks - will look into it.
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 03:13 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
I agree with all that's been said on exhausts....

I agree with all that's been said on exhausts. The stock unit does the job fine and sounds reasonable without being deafening.

My only issue is weight: that "colostomy bag" with the catalytic...
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
Well, until an independent arbiter can supply a...

Well, until an independent arbiter can supply a better one, it's all we got - ok?

I can't find a single review of the new Multi (Skyhook version) that hasn't documented it as a significant...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2013, 03:25 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
Here's that graph (comparing Skyhook performance...

Here's that graph (comparing Skyhook performance to conventional forks):

https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/p480x480/530408_10151492653424183_1522248721_n.jpg

As you can see the Sachs...
Forum: Beasts 06-03-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 663
Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
....defintiely doesn't happen on my bike. Get the...

....defintiely doesn't happen on my bike. Get the dealer to sort it out.
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2013, 06:24 PM
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Views: 91,388
Posted By deWog
I had a 2012 R1200 GSA, and now the 2013 Multi S:...

I had a 2012 R1200 GSA, and now the 2013 Multi S: as with the others here I can concur that they both fell remarkably similar (little to no dive under brakes).
Forum: Beasts 06-02-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 5,579
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Posted By deWog
Yep me too; had that Rizoma water pump guard on...

Yep me too; had that Rizoma water pump guard on my Streetfighter. A crash left me in no doubt that the pretty Rizoma unit is the best design to effect a force at just the correct angle as the twist...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2013, 05:24 PM
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Posted By deWog
I had a track-only 848 at Phillip island a couple...

I had a track-only 848 at Phillip island a couple of years ago, wrenching the living daylights out of that howling v twin for all it was worth. Imagine my shock when, at MG corner, I was hanging off...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2013, 05:20 PM
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Posted By deWog
On a track, certainly.......but therein lies...

On a track, certainly.......but therein lies their limits: on (real world) roads, all those 180+hp crotch-rockets struggle to find grip without bouncing their jockeys off sideways through too-hard...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2013, 05:48 AM
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Posted By deWog
Was thinking along the same lines....in those...

Was thinking along the same lines....in those momentary lapses of reason that I commit to flicking to "Sport" mode, the only word that consumes me is "FEROCIOUS" ..........I've owned a few sport...
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2013, 08:44 PM
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Posted By deWog
+1!

+1!
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 07:31 PM
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Posted By deWog
yep - and hence my comparison of the way Skyhook...

yep - and hence my comparison of the way Skyhook behaves; it effectively mimmicks (electronically) what my GSA does (mechanicallly). And just like riders who first try out a telelever-sprung BMW,...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 04:11 PM
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Posted By deWog
Got both long and short, and for both front and...

Got both long and short, and for both front and rear wheels.
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 04:10 PM
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Posted By deWog
Thanks.....read through most of it and didn't...

Thanks.....read through most of it and didn't really get anything out of it that I didn't already suspect.....it will need someone to do a real back-to-back test (perhaps like MCN did) to quantify...
Forum: Beasts 05-26-2013, 03:55 PM
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Posted By deWog
It's all relative: If I were totally anal about...

It's all relative: If I were totally anal about it then yes, technically, both my 2012 GSA (Ohlins ESA) and 2013 Multi (Skyhook) exhibit "some" - slight - initial dive when I put on the...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2013, 02:48 PM
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Posted By deWog
There's little that's "subtle" about Skyhook;...

There's little that's "subtle" about Skyhook; it's as close to BMW's telelever as any conventional set of forks could be (the "no dive" under braking is sublime.....or weird....depending on how you...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2013, 05:49 AM
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Posted By deWog
Actually that's incorrect: do some research on...

Actually that's incorrect: do some research on chain vs shaft drive.....better still here are some links (I can provide countless others) -
...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 1,089,053
Posted By deWog
Chains are far more efficient than shafts: A...

Chains are far more efficient than shafts: A shaft drive typically robs anywhere between 5-10% of the power through spline inefficiency, friction losses etc.......chains lose a lot less.

Also KTM...
Forum: Beasts 05-13-2013, 04:23 PM
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Views: 1,089,053
Posted By deWog
Does anyone have any experience with any of the...

Does anyone have any experience with any of the nylon-based covers?

http://www.trackpro.com.au/p/4356383/gbracing-engine-case-cover-set-for-ducati-848-streetfighter-848-multistrada-1200.html
Forum: Beasts 05-09-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5,579
Views: 1,089,053
Posted By deWog
Hey gkaan - just a word of warning; Looks...

Hey gkaan - just a word of warning;

Looks like you've got the Rizoma water pump guard on your bike. I had the same one on my Streetfighter and, in my experience, they are not a practical design....
Forum: Beasts 05-08-2013, 05:43 PM
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Views: 1,089,053
Posted By deWog
The guy who bought it along is a Multi owner, so...

The guy who bought it along is a Multi owner, so could genuinely compare them back-to-back. The Hyper(strada) version is the lowest of the 3 variants (though same as the Multi S at 850mm seat...
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