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Old 10-11-2012, 06:09 PM   #3691
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Now in Central Arkansas after about 5,000 miles on latest trip. Multi so far so good...some electrical issues earlier (PM me for details).

Anyone else taking longish trips on the darn thing? That's why I bought it. Keep telling myself I need to ride the Explorer 1200, I guess when I get back.

One thing: this isn't the best bike in extended rain. DAMHIK.

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Well Doc, your prayers (OK....let's call them "spirited requests") have been answered and now you have not ONE but TWO bikes that will come from the factory with electronic cruise control: The Tiger Explorer and the '13 BMW R12GS (as an option).

I wish you well in your decision, and always good travels.

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Old 10-12-2012, 12:35 AM   #3692
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I took my 2011 MTS1200S from LA to Portland and back in July. Put on approx 3000 miles in roughly 9 days. The only "problem" I had was the freaking factory tires wearing out really quickly and unexpectedly. So had to make a stop at a Ducati dealer in NorCal to replace them. Other than that all good.

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Anyone else taking longish trips on the darn thing?
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:24 AM   #3693
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A Bags Connection tank bag with an SW Motech gas cap ring works well too. Check out this thread for a discussion on tank bags:
http://www.ducati.ms/forums/216-2010...ltistrada.html

Haven't been here for a few days but thanks (and you too Oelvarez & Bross) for the replies. I'll look into them. Tail pack might work as well or better.

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Old 10-13-2012, 01:58 PM   #3694
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Waiting for some dude that called me about buying my KLR. Trying to sell it to raise funds for a full termignoni exhaust (and requisite tail light relo kit). What are the odds he comes? Pretty bad...ugh.
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Old 10-13-2012, 07:57 PM   #3695
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I took my 2011 MTS1200S from LA to Portland and back in July. Put on approx 3000 miles in roughly 9 days. The only "problem" I had was the freaking factory tires wearing out really quickly and unexpectedly. So had to make a stop at a Ducati dealer in NorCal to replace them. Other than that all good.
So...did you have any RAIN? That's the problem with the Multi and all its switchgear/electronics. In my limited 40,000 miles of experience with the bike, that is...

It's a great dry weather bike.

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Old 10-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #3696
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anyone want to buy mine? 3k miles...'12 multistrada sport touring....immaculate....recent oil and tire change....PM me if so

(now in the classifieds/flea market)
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:33 PM   #3697
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Anyone bought a descent chain adjuster? The one in the tool kit is made of cheese as I bent mine using it (and didn't move the wheel one millimeter).
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Old 10-13-2012, 09:34 PM   #3698
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So...did you have any RAIN? That's the problem with the Multi and all its switchgear/electronics. In my limited 40,000 miles of experience with the bike, that is...

It's a great dry weather bike.

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That's worrying with rain season upon us. What kinds of issues have you had
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Old 10-14-2012, 06:26 AM   #3699
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I've ridden mine multiple times in heavy rain and parked it outside uncovered in rain on tours and never had an issue. The chain adjuster on the other hand is shit.
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Old 10-14-2012, 07:18 AM   #3700
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I've ridden for hours in the rain, on multiple trips, without electronic issue.
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Old 10-14-2012, 08:36 AM   #3701
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So...did you have any RAIN? That's the problem with the Multi and all its switchgear/electronics. In my limited 40,000 miles of experience with the bike, that is...

It's a great dry weather bike.

--Doc
Question:
Which 1200 "adventure" bike today does not have electronics/switchgear? Especially the 2013 models. Even the new 1190 KTM Adventure will now have traction control and selectable riding modes (although we will only see the 2014 model in the US).

Possible Answer:
Moto Guzzi Stelvio?

And I hear you want one more electronic gizmo: cruise control.

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Old 10-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #3702
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Oalvarez your selling huh?! Going in for the new GS maybe?
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #3703
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+1

I've ridden for hours in the rain, on multiple trips, without electronic issue.
+1 more. I've soaked mine many times. No problems so far
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Old 10-14-2012, 02:47 PM   #3704
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Chain Adjuster Tool

So far all the Ducati specific aftermarket tools have fairly short handles. There is a Triumph long handled one which I'm told will fit the Ducati hub but, it's in the UK and I don't know if they'll ship to the States.

EBay Triumph Tool

You can see this bloke needs a fair amount of leverage to move the adjuster which is why a long handle looks essential to me

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:40 PM   #3705
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Oalvarez your selling huh?! Going in for the new GS maybe?
i have a deposit on one....either that or camhead a/c GS....talk soon,
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