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Old 06-30-2011, 11:39 AM   #2401
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SEE GUYS, they show it on a DIRT ROAD!!

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I'm going to pull this linky over from another thread since it has a hellova lot more to do with the Multistrada than the Yamaha Super Tenere.

Very funny review, and IMO very good review of the MTS12.



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Old 06-30-2011, 02:27 PM   #2402
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Yeah, right.

Just don't take ENDURO mode too seriously...and make sure you're on good terms with your insurance agent...

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What I find "intriguing" is the stopping distance, on dirt, with ABS on, as seen at about the 3:15 mark in that video. In fact, it stopped the bike so quickly it looks like he nearly mashes his nads on the tank! Given all the press the Yamaha Super Tenere is getting for it's excellent ABS performance off-road, I wonder if the Ducati shouldn't be given a bit more kudos for their ABS....

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:01 PM   #2403
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What I find "intriguing" is the stopping distance, on dirt, with ABS on, as seen at about the 3:15 mark in that video. In fact, it stopped the bike so quickly it looks like he nearly mashes his nads on the tank! Given all the press the Yamaha Super Tenere is getting for it's excellent ABS performance off-road, I wonder if the Ducati shouldn't be given a bit more kudos for their ABS....

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Maybe it should. No one seems to be bothered to find out the actual relative merits of each system. It would be good to see some "old Skool' reviews where they actually did technical stuff like that and may embarrass some companies into improving their offerings.

Be good to see the various ABS tested in various conditions wouldn't it?

I think it would be a better thing than the weight obsession in this "class" of motorcycle.

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Old 06-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #2404
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Maybe it should. No one seems to be bothered to find out the actual relative merits of each system. It would be good to see some "old Skool' reviews where they actually did technical stuff like that and may embarrass some companies into improving there offerings.

Be good to see the various ABS tested in various conditions wouldn't it?

I think it would be a better thing than the weight obsession in this "class" of motorcycle.

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I don't have ABS but I wish the oem rear brake worked better. That would be more useful in the dirt then ABS in my opinion.
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:47 PM   #2405
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I don't have ABS but I wish the oem rear brake worked better. That would be more useful in the dirt then ABS in my opinion.
From what I've been hearing, it sounds like Ducati has finally got their arms around the problem and will be providing a fix soon. Apparently the issue is with a misaligned master cylinder (mc) and push rod, which can result in poor brake performance. Some folks have solved the issue themselves by realigning the push rod and mc and then bleeding the brakes. No clue when the "official" fix is going to show up, but if your brakes are really bad, you may want to check on your push rod/mc alignment and see if that's the problem. There's more good info over at ducati.ms under the "Ducati response to rear brake issues" thread.

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:49 PM   #2406
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Good info Sock. I feel bad complaining, my rear brake isn't bad like some folks who won't hold them stopped on a hill. Mine just feels like my XR350R's rear drum brake. Works if you stand on it, but not exactly tight or confidence inspiring.
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Old 07-02-2011, 09:19 AM   #2407
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^ i don't think you're complaining at all. the rear brake should work better than it does. mine feels like absolute mush. if it works to some other's liking, that's fine, but I don't think mine works as well as it should.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:45 PM   #2408
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^ i don't think you're complaining at all. the rear brake should work better than it does. mine feels like absolute mush. if it works to some other's liking, that's fine, but I don't think mine works as well as it should.

I concur. It feels llike mush. My dad's XT250 or my KLX both have much better feel on the rear brakes.

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Old 07-03-2011, 08:47 AM   #2409
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I'm one that aligned the rear brake with the rod and bled at the same time. That was couple of weeks ago and rear brake is still working as it should. Firm and short travel, which means no air leaks YET.

Non-ABS, so no comment on the off road braking.
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Old 07-03-2011, 09:47 PM   #2410
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I'm one that aligned the rear brake with the rod and bled at the same time. That was couple of weeks ago and rear brake is still working as it should. Firm and short travel, which means no air leaks YET.

Non-ABS, so no comment on the off road braking.

Cool! I will have to have it done at my 7500 mile service,
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Old 07-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #2411
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Mts 1200 rear brake

After three rear brake bleeds,dealer replaced master cylinder.Pedal was much better than when bike was new.After three weeks pedal travel has increased .Before I would loose rear brake totally about four weeks after bleedings,This is still the most fun bike I ever owned.
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Old 07-06-2011, 10:30 AM   #2412
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Hey guys... it looks like I am getting sent to Japan for work (military)... so my full Termi has to go!

I have it posted up here if anyone is interested. Thanks!

Of note, I was able to get the ECU out without removing the entire tank, which saved a LOT of time. That makes the install a fairly quick afternoon install.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post16331433

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Old 07-07-2011, 12:00 PM   #2413
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Hey guys... I am looking for a part. When the dealer installed my Termi exhaust, I got a box of parts from the stock exhaust. Apparently it did not include the head shield for the cat (see pic below).

If anyone has one they are willing to sell me, I would greatly appreciate it.



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Old 07-08-2011, 10:41 AM   #2414
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Lol....... Obi, Its your lucky day I have a once in a lifetime deal for you, I'll trade the Termi for the heat shield. Heck since I'm such a nice guy and feeling so generous I'll even pay for the shipping of both items.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:59 AM   #2415
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My multi has 5500 miles and I still can't imagine a better bike! Loving it so far.

I tried a variation on the winscreen spacing- I spaced out only the bottom 1/4" and it made a huge difference! I can hear my motor at highway speeds now! It still isn't a goldwing but it isn't supposed to be.

Has anyone managed to break anything yet? I know I'm not the only one bashing around on forest service roads and mild trails and wondering how these things are holding up? Mines been rock solid so far.

I've been lucky and had no real issues- no surging, good rear brake. I had the new hands free just as it was starting ot give me trouble but that was fixed before it became a problem.

Anyway happy motoring and here's some poser shots. Enjoy!

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