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Old 08-11-2011, 07:06 PM   #2491
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Bluhduh "False Neutrals"

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First I've heard of it, and with over 10k MTS12's sold WW, I think it's safe to say this is extremely rare. There have been lots of posts about "false neutrals", but in the final analysis most if not all of those were due to lazy shifting. These motors are TIGHT (top and bottom end) when new and need a firm boot to switch gears. I'm just coming up on 5k miles and my tranny is just now starting to loosen up.

As far as factory response goes, so far I've found Ducati to be excellent, with none of this business of ignoring problems and telling riders it's their fault, etc.

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I had two "false neutrals" on a test ride of a brand new 2011 Multistrada 1200 this summer, it only had 134 miles on it. Yes I was new to the motorcycle, its feel and nuances. But that never happened with my brand new 2011 BMW R1200 GS with only 124 miles on it (To heavy for me Off-the bike), but smooth as can be. I was in 5th gear going lets say 55 to 60 and shifting into 6th gear I was startled at the abrupt no-go, I puled the clutch in asap and tried to chill and re-shift again. I have never had that happen before, so when it happened again when I was accelerating hard. I thought this may be due to a new bike braking in a bit. Just thought I would mention my experience, but that is not deterring me from purchasing the Multistrada. But it would be nice to not have that happen.

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Old 08-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #2492
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I had two "false neutrals" on a test ride of a brand new 2011 Multistrada 1200 this summer, it only had 134 miles on it. Yes I was new to the motorcycle, its feel and nuances. But that never happened with my brand new 2011 BMW R1200 GS with only 124 miles on it (To heavy for me Off-the bike), but smooth as can be. I was in 5th gear going lets say 55 to 60 and shifting into 6th gear I was startled at the abrupt no-go, I puled the clutch in asap and tried to chill and re-shift again. I have never had that happen before, so when it happened again when I was accelerating hard. I thought this may be due to a new bike braking in a bit. just thought I would mention my experience, but that is not deterring me from purchasing the Multistrada. But it would be nice to not have that happen.
Two different motorcycles with two different transmissions, I am fortunate to own both. Sock is exactly right. The false neutrals are a result of less authoritative foot movement, and if I tend to get lazy the same happens to me. It's simply what the bike requires especially in the early stage of the bike's life. If anything it's the least of my worries with the MTS12s.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:42 AM   #2493
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What's the most of your worries with the MTS1200 if you don't mind me asking?


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Two different motorcycles with two different transmissions, I am fortunate to own both. Sock is exactly right. The false neutrals are a result of less authoritative foot movement, and if I tend to get lazy the same happens to me. It's simply what the bike requires especially in the early stage of the bike's life. If anything it's the least of my worries with the MTS12s.
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Old 08-12-2011, 07:51 AM   #2494
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I just did a MTS1200 demo, only ~1hr on the bike, but it was all either traffic or twisties - lots of shifting and the gearbox was flawless.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:52 AM   #2495
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What's the most of your worries with the MTS1200 if you don't mind me asking?
Rear brake is probably near the top of his list.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:53 AM   #2496
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What's the most of your worries with the MTS1200 if you don't mind me asking?
don't mind you asking at all. at the top of my list would be the electronics, and anything attached to it (suspension, key start).
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Old 08-12-2011, 12:20 PM   #2497
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Something wrong with the electronics that you've experienced already? Or just a general "what if" kind of concern?

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don't mind you asking at all. at the top of my list would be the electronics, and anything attached to it (suspension, key start).

Same on the old MTS. So no news here .

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Old 08-12-2011, 12:33 PM   #2498
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Something wrong with the electronics that you've experienced already? Or just a general "what if" kind of concern?




Same on the old MTS. So no news here .

more of a general what if based on other's reports on the same matter. i like the motorcycle for what it does, not necessarily its design and how certain things were implemented.

i don't mind having to put a key into an ignition switch or a fuel cap, but hey, that's just me.

as to your other comment, i don't think i ever took issue with the rear brake on the MTS12 predecessor, or at least like i have the new one. i still consider the MTS11s one of the greatest bikes ever if not the greatest! :)
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Old 08-12-2011, 02:51 PM   #2499
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Dunno about everyone else, but...

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Old 08-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #2500
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:19 PM   #2501
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:49 PM   #2502
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Does anyone know where I could download a service manual by any chance? DucatiUSA.com only has owners manuals.
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Old 08-14-2011, 08:59 AM   #2503
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Does anyone know where I could download a service manual by any chance? DucatiUSA.com only has owners manuals.
Try here, but be careful as I think this is a draft version and others have noticed some changes between this and the final purchased version. http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/inde...foynglkgibcbgy
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Old 08-17-2011, 03:56 AM   #2504
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Wicked Ducati MultiStrada 1200S Pikes Peak in BLACK

Ducati Multistrada 1200S Pikes Peak in BLACK

Ok guys I know this a 3D image, but lets say it is not. This would be a cool color combo jet black with a white race stripe. This would look killer, as I personally would tire of the cool flashy racy red over time and prefer the stealth vibe. But I love the shorter carbon windscreen, it has a nice shape to it. I also prefer the blacked out stump guard it blends in better with the motorcycle and does not stand out as much. The black passenger pegs mounting brackets go better with the bike overall as their is no silver bits on the Multi, or they could have done them in racing gray to match the stock frame. And the seat looks of quality craftsmanship. This is the one I would choose but you cant beat classic black, will just have to customize it a bit to get it more stealthed out.




Now this is what I was talking about , now we have to deal with the yellow-gold forks. Nice dark windscreen what brand is that by the way?

Question: Does any on know what brand windshield this is pictured in black? Link to website?


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Old 08-17-2011, 05:59 AM   #2505
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Personally, I really like the look of the setup Ducati put together for the Pope.

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