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Old 12-19-2012, 11:50 PM   #4156
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2012 here and thread locker or something keeping the skin around the fuel filler stuck on.

Front left screw spins.....and yes it was the last one I needed to remove to access the fuel door hoses.
I think Ducati stopped pouring red locktite on the 2012`s? I have taken of a lot of parts on my april 2012 produced bike, and nothing have ever seized up! Having also done some work on a 11`Strada, and can certainly tell that that bike had a lot of red locktite, broke one of the three screws holding the rear mudgard for example..

Regarding the heated grips and turn signal connectors under the tank, I think that this is a good idea! Having almoust all the connectors hidden from the environments is clever on a bike like this
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:13 AM   #4157
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Regarding the heated grips and turn signal connectors under the tank, I think that this is a good idea! Having almoust all the connectors hidden from the environments is clever on a bike like this
After taking my tank off several times to install (then remove when it failed) the hands-free fuel cap, again to install heated grips, and yet again to install the DP mirrors with integrated turn signals (I got good at it, but it still took 3hrs each time), I would have preferred that they use sealed connectors and left them more accessible.

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:13 AM   #4158
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Regarding the heated grips and turn signal connectors under the tank, I think that this is a good idea! Having almoust all the connectors hidden from the environments is clever on a bike like this
my comment here is that it's not so fun when you have to gain access to them, and on the flip-side, it's one of the things i enjoy most about performing general maintenance or installing mods on my GS....it's easy to.

the GS has been in production for a long time, i don't know that turn signals or wired gps units have suffered due to the wiring/connections not being under cover.
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:38 PM   #4159
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I have a 2012 Pikes Peak. Has loctite on these. My friend and I were doing the heat grips installation a month ago. No problems removing the fairings whatsoever.

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I think Ducati stopped pouring red locktite on the 2012`s? I have taken of a lot of parts on my april 2012 produced bike, and nothing have ever seized up! Having also done some work on a 11`Strada, and can certainly tell that that bike had a lot of red locktite, broke one of the three screws holding the rear mudgard for example..

Regarding the heated grips and turn signal connectors under the tank, I think that this is a good idea! Having almoust all the connectors hidden from the environments is clever on a bike like this
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:28 PM   #4160
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That is a beautiful bike. Looks allergic to dirt.
My wallet is more allergic than the bike. lol
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:31 PM   #4161
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NO way I got that sort of trackday lean on when I took mine to the track. Too many 'shit how much are these plastics' thoughts in my head. :)

Great shots.
Thanks expatbrit!! The Mutley hurt a lot of feelings that day at the track. It was a blast and the only thing holding it back was the lack of ground clearance.
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Old 12-20-2012, 05:38 PM   #4162
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Nice pics!

What seat bag is this?

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That's a generic magnetic tank bag. I tucked the magnets under the seat and strapped them together with a with a bungee cord. I looked and looked for a seat bag for the rear. No luck, so I made my own.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:11 PM   #4163
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everybody also needs to check to make sure the braided oil cooler lines are in their clamp and the clamp is in the bracket.

The clamp was out of the bracket on mine and only has 1200 miles on it, but that was long enough for the lines to rub the radiator.

If it had gone undetected I am guessing the radiator would have had a hole rubbed in it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:08 AM   #4164
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I have a 2012 Pikes Peak. Has loctite on these. My friend and I were doing the heat grips installation a month ago. No problems removing the fairings whatsoever.
My bike, an April 2012, also seems to have thread lock (red) on many of the small fasteners. They back out with a crack the first time you remove them. I re-installed them torqued to spec without any loctite but have had no trouble removing any panels on the bike. It's possible something changed, I'd have no way to know, but it seems to me that they are still using something on the fasteners; maybe it's just not as aggressive.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:09 AM   #4165
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I'm about to test Multistrada's off road capabilities - heading out for 5 day Baja exploration. My friend is riding R1200GS, he thinks Multi will be the limiting factor. I will try to prove him wrong. I think it's all about the rider
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:45 AM   #4166
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I'm about to test Multistrada's off road capabilities - heading out for 5 day Baja exploration. My friend is riding R1200GS, he thinks Multi will be the limiting factor. I will try to prove him wrong. I think it's all about the rider
Give em hell!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:02 AM   #4167
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I'm about to test Multistrada's off road capabilities - heading out for 5 day Baja exploration. My friend is riding R1200GS, he thinks Multi will be the limiting factor. I will try to prove him wrong. I think it's all about the rider
Keep us posted. I bet the multistrada will do fine. Are you reporting this trip some place here (here meaning advrider site)?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:43 PM   #4168
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Give em hell!!
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Remember to be a good riding partner and wait for your buddy at turn offs....

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Old 12-21-2012, 01:35 PM   #4169
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I'm about to test Multistrada's off road capabilities - heading out for 5 day Baja exploration. My friend is riding R1200GS, he thinks Multi will be the limiting factor. I will try to prove him wrong. I think it's all about the rider
Have a great ride. It's been thirty years since I ran Baja, but it was one of the best rides of my life. Feliz Navidad!
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:17 PM   #4170
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I'm about to test Multistrada's off road capabilities - heading out for 5 day Baja exploration. My friend is riding R1200GS, he thinks Multi will be the limiting factor. I will try to prove him wrong. I think it's all about the rider
You should have the advantage, I would imagine. Give em Hell!
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