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Old 02-06-2013, 02:53 PM   #4456
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I know it will depend quite alot on how its ridden and it may have been discussed elsewhere in this thread but what touring range are you guys getting.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:36 PM   #4457
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Why did you sell the MTS?
Some panel problems and 2 weeks in the shop 200 miles away, for a minor fix, caused me some concern. I decided not to take it to Alaska. 28,000+ miles on the Super Tenere, including the Alaska 21 day trip of 10,000 miles. The Multi could barely get 200 miles to a tank, Super Tenere can go 250 if needed. That and I am a one bike guy, don't ask about the STR. LOL
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:04 PM   #4458
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Well the 2013's are rolling into Canada.
My Pikes Peak just arrived, maybe the first PP into Canada the dealer said.
would post pic but it seems im not allowed, not sure why.
Now all we need is the sub zero temps to disappear.

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Old 02-06-2013, 04:48 PM   #4459
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I know it will depend quite alot on how its ridden and it may have been discussed elsewhere in this thread but what touring range are you guys getting.
One up at sane speeds - stretching to get 200 miles on a tank, much more and you need to be getting really serious

obviously track style riding will eat into mileage

when I tour, I usually aim to refuel at around 170-180 to be safe, my low fuel light usually just kicks on about then
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:04 PM   #4460
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I know it will depend quite alot on how its ridden and it may have been discussed elsewhere in this thread but what touring range are you guys getting.
I'm getting 200 miles if I feel lucky. Safer for me to refuel at 175 miles. Barely acceptable for a touring oriented bike, but like a beautiful woman, one is willing to overlook the flaws given the other assets they bring to the table.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:03 PM   #4461
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Thanks, glad to hear it'll reach 200 miles, even if just...that's really my lower limit when touring. Ducati really should have given it another half a gallon though. Out of curiosity, when you guys fill up after doing 200 miles how much is left in the tank.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:02 PM   #4462
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #4463
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Thanks, glad to hear it'll reach 200 miles, even if just...that's really my lower limit when touring. Ducati really should have given it another half a gallon though. Out of curiosity, when you guys fill up after doing 200 miles how much is left in the tank.
If you are getting one of the new ones (2013) you can expect better fuel economy. Up to 10% better which will take you safely into the 200 miles in normal touring.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #4464
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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.
I had an automobile film/wrap shop do mine. They used a 3M type film in frost specifically for matte paint, you couldn't tell it was on the bike unless you searched for an edge.
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Old 02-10-2013, 04:35 AM   #4465
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Has anyone found a fix for the blurry mirrors?
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Old 02-10-2013, 06:37 AM   #4466
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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.
I guess you made it back, Dan.

You're gonna wonder why you waited so long to get a Duc. I just love mine. The best handling bike I have ever had.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:35 AM   #4467
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The long tang on the center stand just bugged the heck outta me. I couldn't ride w/ my feet up w/o pushing on it w/ my heel.



So Treadless modified the thing yesterday. It's tons better now. A bit harder to pop it up on the center stand, but worth it.











Just gotta clean it up & throw some paint on it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:25 AM   #4468
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Give up my 07 BMW GS for 2013 Multi S Touring

I am seriously considering the new DUC but concerned about the ability to ride dirt and gravel. Feedback please. The GS is a big beast off road But it never stopped me from taking the road less traveled. Can the Multi handle forest service roads?
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:41 AM   #4469
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I am seriously considering the new DUC but concerned about the ability to ride dirt and gravel. Feedback please. The GS is a big beast off road But it never stopped me from taking the road less traveled. Can the Multi handle forest service roads?
It does fine on hard packed dirt or gravel. Anything soft - sand, sil, mud..and that 17 front becomes a problrem. I liked Dunlop D616 for dirt. I haven't tried tkc80s but I bet they work great, but won't last long. I may go to a tkc80 front/trail attack rear for a compromise multi dirt set up

On extended washboard it will rattle itself to death, so you have to periodically check the little fasteners.
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #4470
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Eye Surg hit it right on the head...'like a beautiful women...' I've added a 1 gal tank (TourTec) that is secured to the rack that I made for the tail. I almost ran out of 'push-ahh-leen' two years ago in Idaho (different bike) and ......
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