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Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 11:08 AM
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Posted By zvez
the multi is a "performance bike", it's 1200 cc 4...

the multi is a "performance bike", it's 1200 cc 4 valve hi performance engine, so you're absolutely not going to get 50 mpg. When touring I tend to get around 42-43 mpg and I'm happy with that. If...
Forum: Beasts 03-24-2014, 06:09 PM
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Posted By zvez
the ducati riding and ownership experience, what...

the ducati riding and ownership experience, what else is there? All the other stuff is just so much noise and clutter.

Of the 20 or so bikes I've owned (including around 8 or so ducs). Hands down...
Forum: Beasts 03-17-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By zvez
unfortunately more often than I'd care to think,...

unfortunately more often than I'd care to think, I believe ducati takes the hit for poor customer service when quite often it's an ineffective/incompetent or lazy dealer.
Forum: Beasts 03-11-2014, 03:10 PM
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Posted By zvez
I'd be very surprised if your dealer actually ...

I'd be very surprised if your dealer actually even approached ducati and perhaps just "assumed" they wouldn't replace.

Of the 7 or 8 ducs I've owned since 99. I've only had 3 warranty claims,...
Forum: Beasts 03-10-2014, 04:29 PM
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Posted By zvez
I always ride in sport mode at original factory...

I always ride in sport mode at original factory settings. I tried urban for around town but just didnt like the throttle response. Even stock sport mode is pretty cushy compared to my 1199 but still...
Forum: Beasts 03-08-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By zvez
I've got to say the handling on my 13 MTS GT is...

I've got to say the handling on my 13 MTS GT is nothing short of incredible on mountain twisties. and ride at a very healthy pace. I actually feel I'm quicker on this in tight twisty roads than I was...
Forum: Beasts 03-06-2014, 03:46 PM
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Posted By zvez
suspension's not as good on the capo, it's a fun...

suspension's not as good on the capo, it's a fun bike, but the mts handles loads better IMHO.

The MTS is probably not for you if you feel the price difference has to be justified. I'll be honest,...
Forum: Beasts 03-02-2014, 10:02 AM
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Views: 128,430
Posted By zvez
Had a bunch of aprilias starting with Mille back...

Had a bunch of aprilias starting with Mille back in 99 when they first hit the US.

Not sure where your located, but parts support for aprilia is probably on par worse (at least in the US) than...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 02:07 PM
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Posted By zvez
very nice!

very nice!
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 05:33 AM
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Posted By zvez
Ducati does make a comfort seat for the bike,...

Ducati does make a comfort seat for the bike, don't know if it's enough difference for you.

Rich's is well known for doing magic with seats, I sent him a seat and he did a great job and couldn't...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 03:54 PM
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Posted By zvez
the streetfighter was plagued with some of the...

the streetfighter was plagued with some of the worst fueling of any duc in the modern era, consequently LOTS AND LOTS of things tried to improve it.

I've attached a couple links of solutions used,...
Forum: Beasts 02-28-2014, 03:48 PM
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Posted By zvez
the fueling is closed loop so many people who fit...

the fueling is closed loop so many people who fit the termis still have teh flat spot issue.

The dead/flat spot you described, is it at low rpms, that's typically where it is, my streetfighter had...
Forum: Beasts 02-25-2014, 03:43 PM
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Posted By zvez
and..........don't forget the crappy resale...

and..........don't forget the crappy resale value! ;)
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 03:27 AM
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Posted By zvez
Shouldn't be buying ANY ducati if resale value is...

Shouldn't be buying ANY ducati if resale value is an issue. Ducatis have some of the worst resale values of any bikes out there. Not something I stress over, I enjoy the hell out of put loads of...
Forum: Beasts 02-23-2014, 03:23 AM
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Posted By zvez
same way anyone buys a ten year old bike with...

same way anyone buys a ten year old bike with lots of bells and whistles, quit worrying about what might happen to your bike ten years down the road, ride it, buy an extended warranty or sell it when...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 01:52 PM
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Posted By zvez
the people that have had the sensor fail, say the...

the people that have had the sensor fail, say the ride gets stiff but not unbearably so and certainly rideable.
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2014, 12:52 PM
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Posted By zvez
The angels are superb tires. I've got 7300 miles...

The angels are superb tires. I've got 7300 miles and tons of tread left, I think I'll get 10k out of em.
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2014, 12:48 PM
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Posted By zvez
failed seals can happen. I've got 7300 miles on...

failed seals can happen. I've got 7300 miles on mine, no leaks. It seems pretty uncommon as haven't seen a lot of threads on fork seal leaks for mts.
Forum: Beasts 02-02-2014, 05:15 AM
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Posted By zvez
that's gonna hurt! Why was Bruce trying to steal...

that's gonna hurt! Why was Bruce trying to steal the guys watch ;)
Forum: Beasts 01-28-2014, 02:55 PM
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Posted By zvez
what he said, the mts is an incredibly easy bike...

what he said, the mts is an incredibly easy bike to ride really fast. I've had loads of different bikes from sport to naked to touring, hands down the best overall bike I've owned. It does everything...
Forum: Beasts 01-20-2014, 04:06 PM
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Posted By zvez
7k miles in on my gt. Had originally planned a...

7k miles in on my gt.
Had originally planned a base model but canceled and changed to gt when I saw one at the bike show.

Lighting - the mini lights are not really needed, the LED lighting is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 02:29 PM
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Views: 9,682
Posted By zvez
I liked it. I also like Che Guevara's...

I liked it.
I also like Che Guevara's motorcycle diaries about his ride thru south america.
Forum: Beasts 01-16-2014, 02:12 PM
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Posted By zvez
bone stock, I can't imagine putting a performance...

bone stock, I can't imagine putting a performance exhaust (ie louder) on a bike I'm going to ride long long distances.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2014, 01:03 PM
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Posted By zvez
very nice indeed!!

very nice indeed!!
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2014, 07:43 AM
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Views: 2,981
Posted By zvez
Looking at routing with some of the suggestions...

Looking at routing with some of the suggestions you guys listed. We might head up from Clarksdale/Helena working our way up to Mtn View/Mtn Home/Yellville adn do some of those roads and then work our...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,981
Posted By zvez
Gosh guys thanks so much for all the great...

Gosh guys thanks so much for all the great suggestions. So many roads, so little time. A couple of us road 23 and some other roads coming back from the MO bmw rally a couple years ago. Fantastic.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,981
Posted By zvez
Here's a pic of the map which has routes from ark...

Here's a pic of the map which has routes from ark tourism for mc riding.


http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp151/zvezdah1/msartrip2014_zps69bc2ce2.jpg...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 01-11-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By zvez
Highway 7 in Arkansas

So, I posted in another thread about a trip that's going to head to the MS delta around Clarksdale with some riding in AR(total 5 day trip). From the suggestions of AR riders we really need to head...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-25-2013, 06:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By zvez
Thanks for the tips! I was kind of afraid it'd be...

Thanks for the tips! I was kind of afraid it'd be heavily patrolled.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-25-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By zvez
so several of us are riding out to the MS delta...

so several of us are riding out to the MS delta for blues music (clarksdale, I've been a bunch of times). How's the natchez trail to ride on. We'll be on multistradas, is it like the blue ridge...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-25-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 390
Posted By zvez
Help: nice roads in the NE Arkansas area around Helena

So, some friends on multistradas are going to make a trip to the MS delta for some blues (I've been a bunch of times). Plan to do some riding in Arkansas, preferably around the Helena area. We'll be...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6,193
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Posted By zvez
have you made any long rides on it? I've found...

have you made any long rides on it? I've found that firmer seats are much better for a long ride. My GT has the comfort seat which feels fine for me. Since you've been on cruisers you might want to...
Forum: Beasts 11-09-2013, 12:38 PM
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Posted By zvez
literal minded, I actually meant what...

literal minded, I actually meant what debris/hole/etc did he hit to take out his engine case. ;)
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6,193
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Posted By zvez
what'd you hit?

what'd you hit?
Forum: Beasts 11-02-2013, 01:26 PM
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Posted By zvez
Yep I routinely get mid 40s on road trips. 40...

Yep I routinely get mid 40s on road trips. 40 around town riding.
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6,193
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Posted By zvez
The 15k service is pretty labor intensive on the...

The 15k service is pretty labor intensive on the 4 valve ducs. The service intervals have gradually lengthened over the years. The cost of the service varies pretty widely with labor rates etc. I...
Forum: Beasts 10-14-2013, 03:04 PM
Replies: 723
Views: 128,430
Posted By zvez
very near miss perhaps?

very near miss perhaps?
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2013, 04:56 AM
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Views: 455
Posted By zvez
do you guys know if you have to go to the dealer...

do you guys know if you have to go to the dealer you purchased bike from or can you go directly to western?
Forum: Beasts 09-06-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,364
Posted By zvez
Only ridden in urban mode a couple times, just...

Only ridden in urban mode a couple times, just not to my liking, lack of power and really sluggish throttle response.
Forum: Beasts 09-03-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,286,677
Posted By zvez
you'll love the angel gts. They work well in wet,...

you'll love the angel gts. They work well in wet, on twisties and last forever, I've got nearly 7k and still a ton of miles left on them!
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