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Old 02-13-2013, 09:04 AM   #4516
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I got rid of the wife....so much easier now.

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Old 02-13-2013, 09:38 AM   #4517
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My wife is just happy that it's motorcycles now instead of cars.

She always asks how many I can ride at a time and I still ask how many pair of shoes can she wear at a time. Then she mumbles something about apples and oranges, but I've usually tuned her out by then.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:52 AM   #4518
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My wife is very good about the whole typic of bikes and she should be considering she rides the Monster

Just the other day she was like if were going to go do that I'm going to need a 650GS....
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:55 AM   #4519
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Tire Pressure?

Owner's manual is a little sketchy. 2.5 bars? I',m thinking 36 to 38 psi for the front and 38 to 40 rear.
What are you guys running?
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:14 AM   #4520
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Tire Pressure?

Owner's manual is a little sketchy. 2.5 bars? I',m thinking 36 to 38 psi for the front and 38 to 40 rear.
What are you guys running?
2.5 is 36.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:17 AM   #4521
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2.5 is 36.
Ah so...thanks Cos.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:19 AM   #4522
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Ah so...thanks Cos.
No sweat. Everything's in BAR here so i got really confused when i got back from the States

2.9 is 42 PSI. Just for reference
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:38 AM   #4523
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I run about 33f/37r, Conti Road Attack 2s (solo, canyons). My other MTS riding buddies (4 more in the clubhouse) all use the same psi, +/-, tire dependent.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:44 AM   #4524
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I got rid of the wife....so much easier now.

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My wife is just happy that it's motorcycles now instead of cars.

She always asks how many I can ride at a time and I still ask how many pair of shoes can she wear at a time. Then she mumbles something about apples and oranges, but I've usually tuned her out by then.


I think I'm going to buy a '13 MTS S. I've always wanted one, a red one. I can feel that familiar stirring inside.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:17 PM   #4525
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I think I'm going to buy a '13 MTS S. I've always wanted one, a red one. I can feel that familiar stirring inside.
I have wanted a MultiStrada since I saw the 1100 (yes that long). I have been buying bikes almost every year for the last 4 years, always going for the more sensible and affordable option. Now the wife says if I replace my GSX1250FA with anything other than a MultiStrada she will not be happy because 12 months from now I will want something different again. Sooooooo, I will have to keep the wife happy
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Old 02-13-2013, 03:26 PM   #4526
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When Duc came up with .9% financing in August, my girlfriend told me 'Buy it....you ain't getting any younger!' So I did!
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Old 02-13-2013, 04:43 PM   #4527
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When Duc came up with .9% financing in August, my girlfriend told me 'Buy it....you ain't getting any younger!' So I did!
That was a good incentive. I took advantage of it as well. First bike I ever financed, but it was virtually free money. I also got a substantial discount, so no complaints.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:54 PM   #4528
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No sweat. Everything's in BAR here so i got really confused when i got back from the States

2.9 is 42 PSI. Just for reference
So it wan't just all Greek to you eh?
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Old 02-14-2013, 05:27 AM   #4529
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In addition to the misbehaving / broken keyless receiver or handlebar switch my gas mileage has gone to complete shit. I'm riding the same on my commute. Previously I could easily get 170-190 miles to a tank, I'm now lucky to get 125 miles. This is for the past 6 tanks. The last 3 tanks I've been very midfull of how much I twist the throttle.

Any ideas about the sudden change in gas mileage?

I still love the bike overall, but the keyless system is complete shit. I've already had the handlebar switch replaced under warranty. the symptoms sound like this is the fault. And yes I've tried new batteries in the key.

I'm coming to the 22k mile service. I'm going to leave it at the dealer to fix the keyless system, update the ECU, replace the radiator fluid and standard service. Now if they only had a qualified Ducati tech...
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:52 AM   #4530
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In addition to the misbehaving / broken keyless receiver or handlebar switch my gas mileage has gone to complete shit. I'm riding the same on my commute. Previously I could easily get 170-190 miles to a tank, I'm now lucky to get 125 miles. This is for the past 6 tanks. The last 3 tanks I've been very midfull of how much I twist the throttle.

Any ideas about the sudden change in gas mileage?
Ducs are known for fueling richer in colder weather, but the difference you're seeing is more than I ever saw summer vs. winter. Is the bike running any differently? Stumbles, etc.? If the ECU hasn't gone wonky and is dumping too much fuel into the mix, the only other suggestion I have is to check for leaks, specifically at the quick connect under the tank. If you (or someone else) has had your tank off recently and weren't diligent about seating the connector, it could be leaking.....right onto your rear cylinder.

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