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Old 09-20-2010, 09:37 AM   #1996
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Wish I could have been at goodwood

You won't regret the termi system for a minute. It enhanced my riding experience significantly.

Here's a clip from when first had the termi sys installed. Doesn't do it justice but... I'm at 4,000 miles and had the sys installed at 1,800.

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Old 09-20-2010, 09:56 AM   #1997
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Wish I could have been at goodwood

You won't regret the termi system for a minute. It enhanced my riding experience significantly.

Here's a clip from when first had the termi sys installed. Doesn't do it justice but... I'm at 4,000 miles and had the sys installed at 1,800.

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Motorcycle Porn.

Can you mount your camera on the bike so it doesn't get wind noise and get some good Ducati sounds running through the gears and at speed?
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #1998
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Motorcycle Porn.

Can you mount your camera on the bike so it doesn't get wind noise and get some good Ducati sounds running through the gears and at speed?
Oh man, I would love to. Hope to get a good camera for trips soon - but that clip was shot with a digital still cam in mpeg mode. Maybe I'll try to mount the cam somewhere where it won't make too much wind noise

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Old 09-20-2010, 10:12 AM   #1999
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Oh man, I would love to. Hope to get a good camera for trips soon - but that clip was shot with a digital still cam in mpeg mode. Maybe I'll try to cover the mic and mount it somewhere

Cheers!
Go here. Some wind noise, but great MilleDue sounds.

http://vimeo.com/12627930
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:38 AM   #2000
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DP seat

Hi Andy, I noticed in your pics you have the DP seat. How would you compare it to the stocker?

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Old 09-20-2010, 04:47 PM   #2001
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Go here. Some wind noise, but great Ducati sounds.

http://vimeo.com/12627930
This and the 2008 vid are awesome, thanks
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Old 09-21-2010, 07:08 AM   #2002
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Hi Andy, I noticed in your pics you have the DP seat. How would you compare it to the stocker?

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Not to jump on a question for Andy but I thought I'd give you feedback from my experience with the dp seats... tried the DP comfort seats and returned them. Many people rave about them but I found that they did something to the ergos that did not agree with me. It lowered my riding position where I felt more in the bike rather than on top of it. Usually a good thing, not here for me. I felt cramped, knees bent more and overall, not comfortable. You might have to try it to see. I put the stock units back on and everything felt right again. Rare for me, I usually like the upgrades/changes and dammit they looked the business, hated taking them off

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Old 09-21-2010, 03:52 PM   #2003
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What's the consensus on the stock seat? I'm actually very happy with the stocker on my MTS1100S. It's pretty much the only bike I've ever had that I didn't change the seat on.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:05 PM   #2004
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Thats really good information - thank you. I dont want to sink in any more than I do already. I like the upright, relaxed position. I have tried finding one to sit on but havent bumped in to anyone with one.

I have a Renazco seat on my 690 and it made a world of difference. Hence my interest in upgrades for the Ducati seat.

I have found the stocker pretty comfortable - especially after some break in mileage.

At the beginning I thought it was too hard but then traced that to the really high PSI the shop put into the tires. I let some air out and voila - more comfy. I think the seat must have broken in some because I have since learned that the shop was filling the tires to the correct PSI, yet, the seat doesnt seem uncomfortable at that PSI.

Now, if I could just figure out how to get the grease stain the shop got on the seat off. Ideas?..that wont damage the seat...

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Not to jump on a question for Andy but I thought I'd give you feedback from my experience with the dp seats... tried the DP comfort seats and returned them. Many people rave about them but I found that they did something to the ergos that did not agree with me. It lowered my riding position where I felt more in the bike rather than on top of it. Usually a good thing, not here for me. I felt cramped, knees bent more and overall, not comfortable. You might have to try it to see. I put the stock units back on and everything felt right again. Rare for me, I usually like the upgrades/changes and dammit they looked the business, hated taking them off

My 2 cents...

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:06 PM   #2005
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I was in the same position as you are, always had good luck with after-market seats. Many people prefer the dp comfort seats and I would suggest that you try one sometime if possible. I love the stock seat compared to the dp seat in this case.

As for the grease stain, I would try dawn dish soap w/water since it degreases w/o much impact. If that doesn't work, I'd try simple green and lastly, if those didn't do the trick - I might test an area under the seat with some goof off. That stuff can work wonders but can be a little rough so def test a hidden area first.

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:31 PM   #2006
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Wow. How do you not slide on the MTS 1100S stocker? Mine is as slippery as a skating rink. I am looking into getting the DP seat for both rider and passenger.

Sorry for a brief highjack from the original MTS1200 thread subject ...

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What's the consensus on the stock seat? I'm actually very happy with the stocker on my MTS1100S. It's pretty much the only bike I've ever had that I didn't change the seat on.
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:00 AM   #2007
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Heads up: Leaky bags...tell your service guys/gals

Hopefully not a repeat...my apologies if it is.

I have heard many MTS1200 riders on this forum (and other forums) complaining about the bad seal on the sidebags. I have had the same experience - moisture has made its way in the bags during wet day riding and washes.

Talked to my salesperson yesterday and he said that Ducati will be doing something about the bags - either a recall+fix or complete replacement.

He said it was important that I let the guys in service know that I had the problem so they could note it on my service/warranty/something record.

Just a heads up to those of you who have leaky bags. He didnt have a timeframe for this 'fix' but I have read 'November' on other forums.

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:49 AM   #2008
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For the grease stained seat, try a bit of orange oil on a soft rag...rinse with water. I use it to remove sticker glue residue, etc. I think I bought my last bottle at Lowe's in the cleaning aisle or maybe the organic gardening section. It's pricey, but a little goes a long way...

As an extra bonus, add one capful to a bucket of hot water and pour onto fire ant mounds...kills em dead and is non-toxic

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How do you guys find the wind protection of the MTS on high speeds and long trips? My old ST4s was perfect and I'm looking for a nice quiet pocket on my next bike...
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Old 09-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #2009
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How do you guys find the wind protection of the MTS on high speeds and long trips? My old ST4s was perfect and I'm looking for a nice quiet pocket on my next bike...
For how little visual wind protection there is on the bike, I think the wind protection is very good. The stock windscreen keeps the pressure off my chest and my helmet takes care of everything above. The slightly flared front lower fairings seem to keep most of the pressure off the legs. Handguards are effective as well... My longest day ride so far was about 300 miles some highway and some back roads - I found the wind protection to be a nice balance between relieving pressure (leading to fatigue) and still feeling like I'm riding a motorcycle.

Imo - the bike is very stable at high speeds, too stable in fact

I still wear ear plugs because although I'm not experiencing helmet buffeting - I do get some wind noise. I think we all know that windscreens are kind of a black art with so many variables but fwiw - I'm 6 ft with a 33" inseam, use a Shoei x11 and I keep the screen in the lowest setting.

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How do you guys find the wind protection of the MTS on high speeds and long trips? My old ST4s was perfect and I'm looking for a nice quiet pocket on my next bike...
Overall, the wind protection is pretty good re: deflection from the front cowl/thingy, handguards and windscreen.

For me, wind noise is another thing entirely. Its not a 'quiet pocket' for me. I am 6'4" and it seems like windscreen directs the wind directly into my helmet. Its bad on the lowest position and much worse on the high position. If I sit up straight and lean forward some there is improvement.

I am looking at replacing the windscreen. I cant decide between short (less protection but wind stream might hit my chest instead, might look goofy) and tall (more protection, may get wind stream above the helmet, may look really goofy, may be angled too much towards my head). By tall I mean taller than anything Ducati makes.

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