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Old 04-01-2012, 04:22 PM   #2971
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I would buy this bike again in a minute. I'm anticipating a long love affair.
Great looking bike, congrats. What seat do you have on it .
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Old 04-01-2012, 04:28 PM   #2972
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That's a Rocky Mayer seat. Too short for me, but okay for today. The guy I bought it from was as inseamed challenged as Don Ho. You know, looks like he's 6 feet tall while standing waist deep in 2 feet of water.

Ordered an Duc enduro seat. I hope it's not too tall.
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Old 04-01-2012, 05:33 PM   #2973
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In a word, fabulous! Here are my impressions.
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The adjustable suspension is pretty cool. In touring mode, the rebound damping is not right for a real bumpy corner. Urban mode was better for that. It's so easy to change the settings on the fly that it doesn't really matter if one setting is not right, just switch it to something else until you hit on the right one. After a while, it'll be easier to pick the right one w/o having to try them all out.
Lookin' good Ace!

BTW, I'm sure you know this by now, but every "mode" is totally customizable wrt DES settings. Rebound not right in Touring? Change it! Compression not right in Sport? Change it! It'll save your settings so they are bang on each time you enter that mode. Then there are the "gross" adjustments for each mode (rider only, rider w/ bags, rider + passenger, rider + passenger w/ bags). You can click through those pretty quickly so if you find a twisty bit of tarmac and you need to stiffen things up, just click up one notch and she'll stiffen right up. Brilliant!

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Old 04-03-2012, 06:19 PM   #2974
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Oh My!

Picked up the new Multi today. Titanium Touring model. Was struck by how easy it is to ride. I had it in my head that I was going to be on a bucking bronco, I was wrong. Love being able to switch modes. So nice to have a bike that has some personality. Very big day for me today. Realization of a longtime dream, to own a Ducati. Life is good!

Super fun ride. Slow and fast! It was really fun just whipping it around at 10mph, so light and solid. Love the sound of those big cans shucking up and down. Wow does it get up and go! Especially in sport!

Bravo Ducati.
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:30 PM   #2975
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Picked up the new Multi today. Titanium Touring model. Was struck by how easy it is to ride. I had it in my head that I was going to be on a bucking bronco, I was wrong. Love being able to switch modes. So nice to have a bike that has some personality. Very big day for me today. Realization of a longtime dream, to own a Ducati. Life is good!

Super fun ride. Slow and fast! It was really fun just whipping it around at 10mph, so light and solid. Love the sound of those big cans shucking up and down. Wow does it get up and go! Especially in sport!

Bravo Ducati.
Congrats!

They're a blast for sure. That it feels so much smaller and lighter than the other big trailies is just an additional plus.

Remember to scrub those new tires in before you go dragging knees....

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:42 PM   #2976
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Picked up the new Multi today. Titanium Touring model. .
NICE!!! Congrats, enjoy the color choice and hang on the best you can.....remember to give it a good go thru all the gears and make sure to engine brake along the way.....have fun!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:44 PM   #2977
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All you MTS1200S owners...did the dealer change your fork oil at the 15K mile service?

My service manual says it SHOULD be changed (which is reasonable).

My dealer's service manager says, "no, it's changed every 36 months (no mileage criterion)", which is UNreasonable. By 36 months I'll have 70,000 niles on the bike!

So...those of you that have had the 15K mile service performed by a dealer: did they change the fork oil?

Thanks very much for any info. I've typically changed fork oil every 10K miles on the Showa forks on my '92 900SS and '06 Uly.

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Old 04-03-2012, 09:00 PM   #2978
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Lookin' good Ace!

BTW, I'm sure you know this by now, but every "mode" is totally customizable wrt DES settings. Rebound not right in Touring? Change it! Compression not right in Sport? Change it! It'll save your settings so they are bang on each time you enter that mode. Then there are the "gross" adjustments for each mode (rider only, rider w/ bags, rider + passenger, rider + passenger w/ bags). You can click through those pretty quickly so if you find a twisty bit of tarmac and you need to stiffen things up, just click up one notch and she'll stiffen right up. Brilliant!

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I figured out my problem. I wasn't riding it fast enough.

Much better yesterday when I picked up the speed a tic or two.
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Old 04-03-2012, 09:06 PM   #2979
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Hello Ducatisti,

I'm reading in European forums about many people who have bent the shift lever when ride fast. Anyone here did the same?
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Old 04-03-2012, 10:12 PM   #2980
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Hello Ducatisti,

I'm reading in European forums about many people who have bent the shift lever when ride fast. Anyone here did the same?
Unless the gear change lever has been adjusted WAYYYY down, it's not the first thing to touch down on that side. If you ignore the sparks from your left foot peg, then yes, it's entirely possible to mangle your shifter....

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Old 04-11-2012, 05:24 AM   #2981
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Fellow Multi Drivers,

Does anyone have experience with Touratech's Zega Pro panniers on their MTS? I frequently ride my Touring model with Ducati's panniers but am planning some extensive travel/camping this summer and have been thinking about the utility and apparent durability of the Zegas. My alternative plan (and approx $1000 cheaper) is to get Ducati's 73L pannier lids which should allow me to carry about everything internally. But I'm not too crazy with the prospect of getting the pretty plastic all scratched up :)

If anyone's mounted the Touratech bags, what are your thoughts on the the mounting framework? With the way it uses the bike's existing mount slots, are you confident in the system's overall ruggedness? Any experience you can share would be appreciated.

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Old 04-14-2012, 08:28 AM   #2982
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Anyone have the larger capacity stock panier covers on their MS1200? I am not quite ready to jump up to a full on aluminum set yet but did want to be able to get as much as I can stowed internally for some long weekends I am planning...
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:18 AM   #2983
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I have the large lids and while 2up could not do without them. The stds are just too small. They are huge and give it that bus-wide look, but Italia was never function over form! They are solid as you know the mounting is. I use the DP liners that unzip for larger capcity and they work. Questions??
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #2984
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Lucky,

Did the larger lids come with the fore and aft clasp mounts already installed, or did Ducati leave that install up to the buyer? You said that for you, two-up riding requires the larger lids. Do you also have the topcase installed?
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:26 PM   #2985
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My bike is early 10, so dlr post installed clamps. I do have top box all ordered with bike order. I have a tendency to not put much in topboxes.
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