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Old 02-05-2013, 06:09 AM   #4441
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new to me multi on the way

just put a deposit on a Black 2011 MTS Touring S with 11K miles. Sold my RT which lasted 3 months.... it was fine while touring long distances but otherwise boring and i never rode it. In order to fund the Multi i also need to sell my 950SM which will be missed. I cant wait to find out how it compares on the twisty bumpy backroads i usually ride. also the multi is under warranty and im debating to spend $$$ for the extended warranty or take my chances?
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:05 AM   #4442
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also the multi is under warranty and im debating to spend $$$ for the extended warranty or take my chances?
Here's a thread to peruse.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:33 AM   #4443
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Yup. Precisely.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:38 AM   #4444
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Tired of waiting for the Reno dealer to come through so I'm buying a 2013 1200S from the Dealer in Roseville Ca. Pick it up tomorrow. Ride it home over the Sierras.

Anyone have any break in tips?
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:53 AM   #4445
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Tired of waiting for the Reno dealer to come through so I'm buying a 2013 1200S from the Dealer in Roseville Ca. Pick it up tomorrow. Ride it home over the Sierras.

Anyone have any break in tips?
Ride it like you stole it, just keep it off the rev limiter. On/off throttle to push the rings against the cylinder walls, especially for the first 50-100 miles. Try not to drone on the interstate at a constant speed.

And congrats!

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:22 PM   #4446
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Tired of waiting for the Reno dealer to come through so I'm buying a 2013 1200S from the Dealer in Roseville Ca. Pick it up tomorrow. Ride it home over the Sierras.

Anyone have any break in tips?
Well done old man, well done.

I never really got on with those guys anyway.
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:38 PM   #4447
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Bought my MTS from A&S the end of August. My first trip was through the Sierra's....Sonora Pass is gorgeous! Enjoy your bike!
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #4448
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Ride it like you stole it, just keep it off the rev limiter. On/off throttle to push the rings against the cylinder walls, especially for the first 50-100 miles. Try not to drone on the interstate at a constant speed.

And congrats!

-SM
Sound advice, Thanks
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:03 PM   #4449
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Well done old man, well done.

I never really got on with those guys anyway.
Thanks Cos. It is like the Reno dealer doesn't want to sell a bike. Wonder if I will have any problems getting my despot back. If I have trouble getting over Donner tomorrow, send AceRph ... with donuts.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:07 PM   #4450
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Bought my MTS from A&S the end of August. My first trip was through the Sierra's....Sonora Pass is gorgeous! Enjoy your bike!
yup ...looking forward to doing all the passes in the Sierras on the Ducati.


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Old 02-06-2013, 12:09 AM   #4451
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Does anyone have any experience putting on bars with less rise or less sweep? I'm trying to change my seating position from bolt upright to slightly leaned forward.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:56 AM   #4452
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I answered that question last year, sold the Multi12 2010 model and bought a Super Tenere. 21 days and 10,000+ miles, done deal. Now what comes next no body knows. LOL
Why did you sell the MTS?
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #4453
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Does anyone have any experience putting on bars with less rise or less sweep? I'm trying to change my seating position from bolt upright to slightly leaned forward.
I previously rode a 950 SM, xlnt bike. After putting risers on it, it gave me a slightly more upright position and made it significantly more comfortable. I then rented a Multi in LA and the riding position on the stock Multi was almost exactly the same as the 950SM with risers. You may or may not like the more leaned over position if you ride for long stretches.

I may end up cutting the bars down though, they feel a bit to wide stock.
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:46 AM   #4454
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How do you guys find the matte paint schemes hold up in the real world? Whats the best way to keep it clean and scratch free (relatively anyway). I really like the new gran turismo but I'm very leary of paint that I can't apply wax to.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:47 AM   #4455
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How do you guys find the matte paint schemes hold up in the real world? Whats the best way to keep it clean and scratch free (relatively anyway). I really like the new gran turismo but I'm very leary of paint that I can't apply wax to.
Not a Multi, but my wife's Street Triple has the matte paint. Frankly neither of us are a fan of the paint. Basically clean with car wash and kind of pat dry, you can't even really shammy it dry like regular paint. Wear spots polish and lose their matte and she's got a couple rock chips that seem to really show up more than on regular paint. No scratches after two years though and this is on a pure street bike, although she's been known to take a few back roads.



Bottom line, we wouldn't buy a matte bike again. We'll have this one for awhile though because the paint is her only beef with the bike.
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