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Old 06-02-2013, 01:39 AM   #5056
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I just picked up a 2011 mts 1200 and the ohlins would not work right the dealer vally motor sports in mass was going to fix that on a recall i got the mts back last week and still not working right so i road to vermont ducati to look around talked to the guys there and they ran the vin number on my mts and found no new recalls have been done only the coolent here's the deal should i stay with vally motor sports or ducati vermont this is my first ducati and i'm lost really need a good shop to work on my mts has any one used ether shop can you give me a head's up on them thanks
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Old 06-02-2013, 02:45 AM   #5057
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And the beauty of the SCU is,if you don't like it, chuck it on fleabay and, voila, your're only out 30-40 bucks and you have first hand experience.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:08 AM   #5058
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Water Pump Cover

Is an aftermarket cover really a must have vs. nice to have? The pump and hose appear to be vulnerable to damage. Experience and opinions wanted?
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:09 AM   #5059
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:13 AM   #5060
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I did a blind test. It was a disaster. I didn't make it off my driveway before testing my Rizoma water pump guard. Man, does that thing suck!

A blind test is easy to conceive in theory but harder to implement, obviously. The problem would be making sure you had two bikes in the same level of tune, same tires, same roads, same speeds, otherwise, left to the owner, the easiest thing to do is simply to ride it for a few weeks, then go back to the original settings and see how that worked out. That's sensible, easy to achieve and probably practical enough.

The shock dyno thing makes some sense, but in this instance won't show you any differences since you are testing the same shock only at different settings. It's clearly about set up with this box, and if you trust that Ohlins knows how to set up a suspension and can write the software to do that for it's system, you probably won't be disappointed.

Everybody knows the hardware to make this into Skyhook doesn't exist in the pre-13 bikes, but I have some disappointing news. The hot set up in active suspensions is magnetorheological damping, not stepper motors. There's room for improvement even in Skyhook.

Again, I think it's great that Ohlins is supporting their system and as you know (Ziff) because most of us whackos are all over every 'strada forum we can find, rider reports are starting to come in. I could C&P mine from the other list but at the least, the set up function seems to work.

Placebo effect? Maybe but usually when I spend money on something arcane, I bring a healthy dose of skepticism along with me. I don't expect Ohlins to say "hey, our thing plays second fiddle to Skyhook and is really just a sop and a half step to you guys until we get the whole thing into place and then we'll rub Sach's nose in it." If they made an improvement, I expect them to do the thing that corporations are trained to do: trumpet it loudly with tag lines like "fewer calories, more filling." What actual data exists for Skyhook beyond reaction timing? The main claim is that it's loads better. And Aprilia says theirs is even better than that,but hard data? Pretty much "reacts in miliiseceonds, more adjustment range"


As has been said, for $300 bucks if it gives you a good set up it could be well worth it to a great many of us.

I put mine on just like they told me to, and when I activated it, the little motor made whirring noises, the shock rotated and the rear wheel moved just like they said it would. Now the bike is a bit more planted and it feels better to me.

Please don't spoil my good time!
Don't misconstrue what I'm saying. I'd want to be the first person in line if I had a 12. At $300 it's a drop in the bucket...Lord knows I've spent much more on much less.
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Old 06-02-2013, 06:14 AM   #5061
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Take a look at the Dynamic rack. Simple, strong and reasonably priced.

http://bang-fab.blogspot.com/2011/10...gage-rack.html
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:48 AM   #5062
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because most of us whackos are all over every 'strada forum we can find
TOOO funny but oh so true .
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:00 PM   #5063
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I did a blind test. It was a disaster. I didn't make it off my driveway before testing my Rizoma water pump guard. Man, does that thing suck!
Yep me too; had that Rizoma water pump guard on my Streetfighter. A crash left me in no doubt that the pretty Rizoma unit is the best design to effect a force at just the correct angle as the twist the water pump off the crank housing.

Worst design ever!!!!


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Everybody knows the hardware to make this into Skyhook doesn't exist in the pre-13 bikes, but I have some disappointing news. The hot set up in active suspensions is magnetorheological damping, not stepper motors. There's room for improvement even in Skyhook.

True, and it's the reason that Sachs have (correctly) labelled their Skyhook product "semi-active". I would hope Ohlins are at least as honest with their claims.....
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:16 PM   #5064
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Yep me too; had that Rizoma water pump guard on my Streetfighter. A crash left me in no doubt that the pretty Rizoma unit is the best design to effect a force at just the correct angle as the twist the water pump off the crank housing.

Worst design ever!!!!
I was thinking of you when I said that. Your posts about it "back there" were eye opening and disturbing. I actually haven't suffered the problem, was just playing off of BZ (I know he can take it!). I can do a blind test anytime I want. I just take off my glasses.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #5065
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Is an aftermarket cover really a must have vs. nice to have? The pump and hose appear to be vulnerable to damage. Experience and opinions wanted?
I have the altrider pump cover - looks pretty industrial, but would add protection if that part hit the ground - I also have the altrider sliders (which are huge) and it doesn't look like the pump could ever hit the ground with those on so both are probably not necessary

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Looking for recommendations. Altrider, Touratech, others?
once again I have the altrider model - well made, functional, bolts up simply, allows placement of topcase or alternatively rotopax mount. Its a nice addition with many options to strap stuff to or mount stuff on.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #5066
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For anyone actually looking to buy the Ohlins SCU, the word is that they are now on back order and that a price increase is expected. For better or worse, the product seems to be a commercial success.

Mine is now fully programmed for all modes and loads except enduro, which I kept stock.
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Old 06-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #5067
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Mike at Nichols Sports just got confirmation from Ohlins that he will recieve his second batch on June 13 and will ship mine same day , gotta love that kind of service . Still $312 .
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:51 AM   #5068
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Had a great day out on mine yesterday. Lovely and warm and dry. Makes a change..
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Old 06-13-2013, 02:51 PM   #5069
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Dead thread five day bump.

I don't want a pickle......
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Old 06-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #5070
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15k service

Time for my first visit to a Ducati dealer with my new to me MTS. Dealer quoted me $599 plus parts for the 15k service. Just wondering how badly am i getting ripped off? What is everyone else paying?
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