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Old 09-29-2012, 10:50 PM   #2326
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Speaking of weather, it's finally dropping below 100 around here. I haven't ridden the poor thing in months : (. But I finally have some time coming up to ride. Also, a friend and I want to ride the entire highway 101/1 next May. So no matter what happens from now until then, I'll be keeping the MM around.
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Old 09-30-2012, 02:50 PM   #2327
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Late in the season I know, but I'd just been running in some miles on the MM after a difficult summer. Unfortunately I had the fuel pump fail on me (covered under warranty), as well as radial cracks in the pump cover where the quick disconnect lines screw in. The new cover is made by Continental and has steel threads (similar to screw inserts or bosses).

After baselining the suspension and adapting Macfly's settings linked here.

Let's just say that it's firm, but not as bone-shaking stiff as the standard settings. Had a great afternoon warping the edges of the tires but the front still feels less than planted so I may raise the forks through the triples for a bit more front end feel.

Still feels great every time I get a chance to throw a leg over, and came home feeling like a superhero. Fantastic bike. . . even superior in many aspects compared to the 2012 GS in the garage. Yes, even including the engine, and especially the transmission.
Still missing my MM!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:28 PM   #2328
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Still missing my MM!

Hate to say I told ya so. . . . .but I did.

I don't know how to explain it, but the hexhead in MM tune is by far better than the camhead 2012 GS engine. Spins up faster, bottomless torque where you need it, and of course far lighter.

BTW, did you follow up on that cherry one that was listed on the east coast not long ago?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:37 PM   #2329
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Hate to say I told ya so. . . . .but I did.

I don't know how to explain it, but the hexhead in MM tune is by far better than the camhead 2012 GS engine. Spins up faster, bottomless torque where you need it, and of course far lighter.

BTW, did you follow up on that cherry one that was listed on the east coast not long ago?
Nope, never got around to it. I'm actually thinking about a Diavel now.
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #2330
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Let me know when you are out in So Cal; I would like to ride a couple hundred mi with you guys on HWY 1 and have a MegaMoto motard!!!
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:31 PM   #2331
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Let me know when you are out in So Cal; I would like to ride a couple hundred mi with you guys on HWY 1 and have a MegaMoto motard!!!
Definitely. My buddy and I plan to do the entire coastline: Olympia to Los Angeles this May. Its still a long ways out, but it'll be his first real motorcycle trip and my second. On my first trip, I only got up to Northern California (going North). Highway 36 is quite possibly the most fun road I've ever been on. That took up an entire day of riding (back and forth twice). So this time, I want to complete the whole thing. I'll do my best to put up a ride report.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:40 AM   #2332
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Nope, never got around to it. I'm actually thinking about a Diavel now.

I'd love to hear your take on it if you test ride one. It looks interesting, certainly no lack of power. Fit and finish on the Multi and Diavel are very nice. Haven't ridden one myself, but from what I hear they ride sportier than the 'cruiser' they appear to be.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:29 AM   #2333
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I'd love to hear your take on it if you test ride one. It looks interesting, certainly no lack of power. Fit and finish on the Multi and Diavel are very nice. Haven't ridden one myself, but from what I hear they ride sportier than the 'cruiser' they appear to be.
Treat yourself to a test ride when you can,they are both fantastic to ride, but the Diavel has some kind of instant go that is intoxicating. Although I have opted for the multi as it is a bit more versatile for an only bike.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #2334
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I'd love to hear your take on it if you test ride one. It looks interesting, certainly no lack of power. Fit and finish on the Multi and Diavel are very nice. Haven't ridden one myself, but from what I hear they ride sportier than the 'cruiser' they appear to be.
Be taking one out Saturday
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:40 PM   #2335
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Weather permitting, I'll be taking my first ride in months! But if it's too windy, I'll stay around Vegas! I'm actually quite excited! I'll try to take some pics.
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:07 PM   #2336
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Weather permitting, I'll be taking my first ride in months! But if it's too windy, I'll stay around Vegas! I'm actually quite excited! I'll try to take some pics.
No pics, but I rode about 200 miles last Tuesday. It was nice getting back out there again. Unfortunately, I seem to have a fuel leak somewhere near the pump or where the line goes into the back of the tank. Was there a recall on something similar to this or am I day dreaming?
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:03 PM   #2337
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I never heard fuel leak problems.
If you think loosing fuel because to did only few miles before 'reserve' light coming in, you can do is :
- fill in your tank 100% ;
- set daily counter to zero ;
- run until empty tank ;
- check real miles done with the full tank.

I did it myself : 247 km = 153 miles

I don't always trust the fuel display, I prefer tke km one
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Old 10-15-2012, 08:28 AM   #2338
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I should have added that I smell fuel near the rear of the tank. I'm going to have it looked at as soon as I can get it in.
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Old 10-15-2012, 07:42 PM   #2339
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I should have added that I smell fuel near the rear of the tank. I'm going to have it looked at as soon as I can get it in.

I'll lay $20 you have cracks around the quick disconnects. It's a common problem and I had that very same issue on the MM. Turns out the original cover was a Siemens part no., which is now replaced by a Continental part no. I'd be surprised if it wasn't covered, as its fuel related and should be warrantied for 5 years from purchase.

Here is the area of concern:





and the new unit with reinforced (steel) threads:

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Old 10-16-2012, 03:47 AM   #2340
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Hello Guys!

I'm from Hungary and new here, and unfortunatelly why I'm here now is my crashed Megamoto. So... I need your help. I've got the proposal of the local BMW dealer, but the price is more than 3.300Euro. I've got a long list, but the most expensive parts are the dashboard, headlight, switch on the left wheel and all the stuff there like clutch arm. And of course left valve cover... There are some more I do not know them english name, but of course I have the product numbers.
Do you have any idea where I can get these stuff cheaper...?

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