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Old 02-24-2013, 12:35 PM   #4591
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My interest is in getting away from the frailness of the Scorpion.
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:50 PM   #4592
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???????........!
http://www.ducati.ms/forums/216-2010...-puncture.html
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:16 PM   #4593
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Meh.......can't see any real advantage over the Pirellis (and the Metz aren't even dual compound)

I'd be willing to sign a petition to get metzeler to release the new Karoo 3 in MTS sizes:

I like them to and they do need more sizes!
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:56 PM   #4594
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It's really great to see the demand for the Multistrada. Every time I walk into my local dealer they're closing the sale on one. Hec, look above at those placing orders on them, the momentum continues to build, as do the number of converts, including those from the Ducati brand itself and within the Multistrada model range.

They really are fun motorcycles.
As you are a critical and experienced owner, it encourages me to hear you say this.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:11 PM   #4595
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First rides on your new bike can be unnerving. I'm always a little concerned if i have made the right choice and you never know until you have done some miles. I had a day off from work and took my first ride on my new to me 2011 mts 1200 S touring today and i am thrilled to say this is one kick ass motorcycle!

This is my first water cooled Duc but I knew the motor would be fantastic. Awesome, usable power and tons of personality exuding from that lovely sounding and loud V-twin were to be expected. Power delivery was smooth enough, linear and tractable with a real nice top end rush to the redline. The real surprise to me was the handling. This bike turns instantly like my KTM supermoto and handles like a bike seemingly 100lbs lighter than it really is. Definitely sport-bike like yet thanks to the DES it is also very supple on the bumps. The great steering lock and balanced ergos make u-turns a snap and the Sargent seat and calsci screen kept it comfortable in the sub 35 degrees weather. At 6'4" with size 14 boot i was worried about fitting but i was very comfortable.

Complaints? only that I will need more fore aft movement in the seat for longer rides and my finger flips the high beam on during spirited cornering. Also the starting doesn't instill confidence...it seems to hesitate for a second before cranking over. Overall i would say we're off to a great start.

Holy cow! R u 75?
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:14 PM   #4596
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As you are a critical and experienced owner, it encourages me to hear you say this.
Hello kind sir! You'll also be happy to know that the MTS12S even won in my own shoot out of sorts.....notice that the GS is no longer in my stead. All kidding aside, the Multi fits the type of riding I do most, plain and simple.

Now, about that rear brake......
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:42 AM   #4597
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Talking I'm 85 actually.

why do you ask?

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:42 AM   #4598
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Done a bit of work over the last few days to my MTS.
I've fitted some LED lights that came from Hong Kong along with a TrailTech handlebar switch, Fuzeblock and IQ170 control box.
I then build a small perspex cover to protect the Fuzebox and added another Hella socket and a standard cigarette lighter socket to that cover so I can charge camera batteries and my GoPro spare batteries on the go.

Here's some pics of various aspects of the install. It was a long slog but worth it in my opinion for the convenience and extra light!

I soldered every joint where possible, used waterproof connectors to make removal of the engine bars easy for servicing and generally took my time over the entire install.

The TrailTech switch fits in just nicely here;


This is where I "hid" the IQ170;


I loomed the wires to protect them wherever I could and to make the install look as professional as possible;


The Fuzebox under the perspex cover;

The cover in place to protect everything;


I'm really happy with the end result and am looking forward to some evening rides to try out the lights.

I have programmed them so that with the switch down they are off, mid position the lights are 60% and fully up they are at 100%. They also come on fully with main beam and flash with the main beam.

I thoroughly recommend the Skene IQ controller, it's an excellent bit of kit.
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Old 02-25-2013, 10:11 AM   #4599
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Hilarious - we have almost the exact same setup with LEDs and Skene - even programmed the same! Looks good - well done.

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Old 02-25-2013, 11:25 AM   #4600
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Hilarious - we have almost the exact same setup with LEDs and Skene - even programmed the same! Looks good - well done.

Dd
Cheers, where did you hide the IQ on yours?
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:32 PM   #4601
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Yes it is now dual spark & they re-angled the injectors which results in a 10% boost in fuel economy
So in simple math, about 20 more miles per tank...

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:04 PM   #4602
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I put the IQ170 under the left rear fairing (under the fairing that says 1200 S) tied to the rear sub frame.

I put the flash2pass up near where you put your 170 but lower.

Cheers! Dd
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:23 PM   #4603
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There are two in denver. Fgay myers and erico. Fay myers is asking 17k for a 2010 multi. They are the high end store in denver area as I was told once by one of their salesman. It was kind of funny since I went there twice to purchase bikes in the past but ended up getting somewhere else. First one was a 2009 kawasaki ninja 250, then 2011 ninja 1000. There are one or two sales guys who knows what they have but the rest are total jokesters. On those two bikes, i saved about $5k by buying them from other dealers in denver area. What a joke. One of them said multi would do 75 mpg among other amazing facts that I never heard before. I loled quietly. Erico is better. They dont tell stories as far as I know. However, i am sure they wont let go the first 2013 multi touring s they got at that price.
So, even though I pay for the shipping, I am quite sure it will be cheaper than buying here.

falcon; you end up getting anything?
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:21 PM   #4604
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I would go for the warranty, personally I wouldn't waste a penny on termi or any other after market exhaust.

Can you elaborate? I am sold on the multi. Just debating on full termi. With high flow filter & race ECU..Does anybody have real world #s? If not i think I will be the test subject because my buddy owns a motorcycle shop equipped with a Dyno= real world HP gains if any.
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:36 PM   #4605
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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?
A couple posts back you said you would not buy a multi because of range & front tire size?? What changed your mind O gorilla king
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