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Old 04-23-2010, 11:43 AM   #1621
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I can confirm that the clutch is really easy to pull-certainly compared to any other Ducati-it's even lighter than the clutch on my 1964 250GT. And yes it's a wet clutch so you no longer get the 'characterful' bag of spanners in a tumble dryer sound-it's also very easy to modulate and not at all grabby which the dry clutches can be.

Rubbadog-where abouts are you-you mention Cambs and Fen roads which probably puts you somewhere near me-I am based outside St.Neots.

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Old 04-23-2010, 12:09 PM   #1622
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I've never heard of a belt change interval that was independent of mileage.

It's been 12k in the past for Ducati......so the 15k cited above makes sense.
Actually, at least some Honda car engines also have a max time limit independent of mileage ... 7 years I believe. Most people hit the mileage first on a car so the time never becomes a factor.
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:29 PM   #1623
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Actually, at least some Honda car engines also have a max time limit independent of mileage ... 7 years I believe. Most people hit the mileage first on a car so the time never becomes a factor.
What I meant by independent was a time limit but no mileage limit.
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Old 04-24-2010, 06:19 PM   #1624
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You can tell a lot when you get back on your own bike. The GS felt soft, slow, top heavy and ponderous with weird steering characteristics, all of which I had got used to, and adapted to, only it only took a short ride on something really good to have the shortcomings shoved in your face. Iíll still keep it, but Iíve got an awful feeling that itís got to share a garage with a Ducati.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:01 PM   #1625
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You can tell a lot when you get back on your own bike. The GS felt soft, slow, top heavy and ponderous with weird steering characteristics, all of which I had got used to, and adapted to, only it only took a short ride on something really good to have the shortcomings shoved in your face. Iíll still keep it, but Iíve got an awful feeling that itís got to share a garage with a Ducati.
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YOU AND A LOT OF OTHERS. I heard BMW is halting production of the R in leu of more 1,000RR. While the 2010 Multistrada going over list.
??? I havent seen an RR anyplace but the showroom floor yet. The SUVish GS is the BMW of choice in the Pacific NW. That said I find the Duc Multi 12 very intriguing ( but then I dont ride a GS because I find it a rather ponderous beast). It is on my short list if the Ducati dealership materializes in town.
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:02 PM   #1626
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You can tell a lot when you get back on your own bike. The GS felt soft, slow, top heavy and ponderous with weird steering characteristics, all of which I had got used to, and adapted to, only it only took a short ride on something really good to have the shortcomings shoved in your face. I’ll still keep it, but I’ve got an awful feeling that it’s got to share a garage with a Ducati.
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YOU AND A LOT OF OTHERS. I heard BMW is halting production of the R in leu of more 1,000RR. While the 2010 Multistrada going over list.
That's correct. It was confirmed to me by a BMW senior salesman yesterday. Also, the Beemerco is apparently cutting allotments to their dealers on the 2010 R models, in some cases to zero - including those already ordered for customers but not yet delivered.

I saw somewhere that BMW is also considering pulling the F800GS's off the market and out of the dealerships too due to some mystery problem. Don't know if that's true or not.

Personnaly, I wonder how many additional S1000RR's would be sold if they hadn't surrounded all that power and high tech equipment in such a hideously butt-ugly shell. I have to admit that you get a helluva lotta bang for the buck with that bike, though.
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:59 AM   #1627
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Water cooled boxers?

Anybody seen this?


http://www.motorcyclenews.com/MCN/Ne...uid-cooled-gs/
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Old 04-26-2010, 01:56 AM   #1628
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Read about it in the paper (MCN) on wednesday-don't have any other information-but they will have to do an awful lot to get near the Multistrada's power..............

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Old 04-27-2010, 03:16 AM   #1629
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Just what it needs. More weight
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:10 PM   #1630
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Just what it needs. More weight
IIRC the 800 twin makes the same HP as an 1150 and weighs less. Who says the next big GS isnt a stroked and bored 800? Think outside the box(er)....

No I dont actually think they will abandon the boxer, but it needs to go on a serious diet if they dont.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:58 PM   #1631
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Who says the next big GS isnt a stroked and bored 800?
I made a similar comment when there was all the stir on the new Yamaha Super Tenere' unveiling. BMW could take some notes on that layout for their next big GS. Seems to be working well for the 800GS line.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:05 PM   #1632
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Everything I've read here and in the rags (My 'Rider' issue came yesterday) indicates that this is a lovely bike but I gotta go with what Rider said....this is not an off-road bike. I've dropped my Uly four or five times in the dirt, and it didn't cost me a penny. But this thing? I shudder to think.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:22 AM   #1633
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From owners manual... the Multi 1200 needs 95 octane

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Fuel tank, including a reserve of 4 cu. dm (litres) Unleaded fuel with 95 fuel octane rating (at least)
20,0 cu. dm (litres)


No 95 octane round these parts....93 is the highest here....what would a person do? or am I missing something here?

Other notations from manual:
Fuel supply: 95-98 RON.
Use low-lead fuel with 95 octane rating at origin









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Old 04-28-2010, 09:25 AM   #1634
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TOP-UPS TYPE
Fuel tank, including a reserve of 4 cu. dm (litres) Unleaded fuel with 95 fuel octane rating (at least)
20,0 cu. dm (litres)


No 95 octane round these parts....93 is the highest here....what would a person do? or am I missing something here?







You sure that isn't 95 RON? That equates to ~91 in the good ol' USA.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:30 AM   #1635
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You sure that isn't 95 RON? That equates to ~91 in the good ol' USA.
HA HA! I bet your right....that is what I was missing....
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