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Old 04-24-2011, 08:14 PM   #2296
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My wife says it's a way better ride on the back of the Duc than the 1200 GS.
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Old 04-24-2011, 09:48 PM   #2297
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Sock Monkey,

I found your reply in this thread, please let us know if you have a more thorough report elsewhere. I didn't see any pics in this thread!

You said there that the results were mixed. Better now? Also, that was the stock screen, right?

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multi...mts1200-5.html

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- I used rubber "bonnet packing" (they look like thick rubber washers) stacked together with rigid polypro tubing running through the center of the washers to provide stability and to keep the washers all nicely together (I chose washer/tube sizes so the washers are a snug fit around the tube).
- Then I ran a new 40mm M5 bolt through the center of this new stack (for the top 2 bolts, 20mm for the bottom), with a stainless washer on the outside up against the stock grommet that fits inside the bolt hole in the screen.
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Old 04-26-2011, 10:48 AM   #2298
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Sock Monkey,

I found your reply in this thread, please let us know if you have a more thorough report elsewhere. I didn't see any pics in this thread!

You said there that the results were mixed. Better now? Also, that was the stock screen, right?

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multi...mts1200-5.html

From Page 5:

- I used rubber "bonnet packing" (they look like thick rubber washers) stacked together with rigid polypro tubing running through the center of the washers to provide stability and to keep the washers all nicely together (I chose washer/tube sizes so the washers are a snug fit around the tube).
- Then I ran a new 40mm M5 bolt through the center of this new stack (for the top 2 bolts, 20mm for the bottom), with a stainless washer on the outside up against the stock grommet that fits inside the bolt hole in the screen.
There's at least one other thread over there where I put in pics. Can't remember which one...

Net-net is the "sweet spot" for me is with 40mm offset at the top mounting holes and 20mm offset at the bottom. No buffeting until right around 90mph, and then it's still pretty light up through 3 digits. For my usual 75mph slabbing, it's about as quiet as any other bike I've owned. It's still pretty breezy due to the large cutouts in the stock screen for the bars/handguards, but I don't see any way around that unless the screen can be moved far enough away from the bike such that a larger screen won't interfere with the bars and prevent the steering lock from engaging. I guess if you never use the steering lock that may be less of an issue, but then you'd still have problems in parking lots, etc.

I still think the ultimate solution, if you're willing to pay their price, is something like a Palmer bracket w/ their larger wind screen, but at > $350 shipped to the US, I'll stick w/ my $10 solution for now.

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Old 05-01-2011, 05:50 PM   #2299
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Some pics from my ride today. 32-38 deg, some snow showers. Not bad to be able to run gravel roads at 60+, a few two tracks, and upto 148 indicated on the slab...



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Old 05-02-2011, 12:33 PM   #2300
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looks pretty damn good off-road to me...

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Old 05-02-2011, 12:36 PM   #2301
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Sounds like an electric motor.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #2302
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Sounds like an electric motor.
Welcome to Ducati's Desmo "whirr whirr" valve train sound at low throttle. It goes well with the electric feel of the bike in Enduro mode.

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Old 05-02-2011, 01:56 PM   #2303
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True dat! Very smooth torque delivery, but plenty of it. In stock settings it is very easy to activate the traction control even in the "enduro" mode. It can be turned off altogether if one prefers.

Electric is a good way fo describing it.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:22 PM   #2304
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How's the ABS on loose surfaces? Is it as good as the Super Tenere's?
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:41 PM   #2305
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How's the ABS on loose surfaces? Is it as good as the Super Tenere's?
I don't know, I just turn it off.

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Old 05-03-2011, 06:22 AM   #2306
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Is that a regular owner riding his bike or a pro for a ducati promo? looked pretty nice to me. maybe you should post it in GS spot.
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:27 AM   #2307
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That is loose surface, that is not 'offroad'.
A safe way to tell, is that if a bike with a 17 front wheel (or even a 19) can go with more than walking speed, then it ain't offroad.


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Old 05-03-2011, 07:06 AM   #2308
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That is loose surface, that is not 'offroad'.
A safe way to tell, is that if a bike with a 17 front wheel (or even a 19) can go with more than walking speed, then it ain't offroad.
And who cares, this shows that the Multistrada can handle this type of riding. No one ever said the Multi will replace your WR or KTM Enduro. Doesn't Multistrada mean "multi road". And yes I'd agree, that's a road.
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Old 05-03-2011, 07:47 AM   #2309
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Looks like water cooled cam belts to me.

Kudos to those brave enough, to explore/exploit the potential of their MS1200's. Thoroughly enjoyable viewing !

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Old 05-03-2011, 07:48 AM   #2310
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Pretty impressive video, especially on the stock Scorpions.
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