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Old 03-25-2013, 09:15 PM   #4696
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On the Full Termi exhaust system; I was looking @ pics of the mid pipe; it looks like right before it goes into the can the two pipes are crushed to fit into the opening?? Can a owner confirm or deny? If it is crushed; that is crap. I went threw this with the stock Y pipe on my Nissan Frontier (crushed to fit) I replaced it with a flowmaster scavenger Y pipe that was not crushed to fit & WOW. Simple but 100% better
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:25 PM   #4697
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How hard or easy is it to remove the side panniers on a touring S? My riding friend has a V-strom & when he "quick detaches" his panniers it leaves ugly brackets.. Same with MTS? So he never ever rides without them attached.
Panniers come off easy enough, and the mounting points are pretty tightly integrated into the bodywork, unlike the scaffolding that is typical of most ADV bikes.

In the pic below, notice the pannier locking latch just behind the pillion footpeg hanger, and the two notches in the black plastic of the tail section, that's pretty much it.

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Old 03-26-2013, 06:07 PM   #4698
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On the Full Termi exhaust system; I was looking @ pics of the mid pipe; it looks like right before it goes into the can the two pipes are crushed to fit into the opening?? Can a owner confirm or deny? If it is crushed; that is crap. I went threw this with the stock Y pipe on my Nissan Frontier (crushed to fit) I replaced it with a flowmaster scavenger Y pipe that was not crushed to fit & WOW. Simple but 100% better
Here is a crappy iPhone shot of the two pipes joining on the Termi. Not crushed at all. Both cut equally and welded. The pipe connected to the muffler is oval as this joint then round at the muffler joint

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Old 03-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #4699
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Panniers come off easy enough, and the mounting points are pretty tightly integrated into the bodywork, unlike the scaffolding that is typical of most ADV bikes.

In the pic below, notice the pannier locking latch just behind the pillion footpeg hanger, and the two notches in the black plastic of the tail section, that's pretty much it.


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Old 03-31-2013, 08:14 AM   #4700
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Note to self ; look at speedometer more often , and show some restraint , driving along doing break-in of motor in Sport mode and in 6th gear at 5800 rpm ODO quickly read 151 KM per hour speed limit is only 80 . I like to break in motors by not babying them but not over revving , up to 5800 rpm and back down , and never lug the motor , also do a good engine warm-up prior to riding . Great fun this bike is and so much easier to drive then the Kawa Vulcan 2000 I used to drive which weighed in wet at 830 lbs . Bike ran great & super easy to ride , didnt notice any surging of the motor at lower rpm,s and shifting gears was smooth and easy , found neutral every time with no problems , all electronics were pretty easy to figure out , reset my pin code & clock , which as long as you have the book to reference was straight forward . Found the seat to be very comfortable and best riding position of any bike I have owned , fit my 6 ft frame and 180 lbs really well . Panniers come off real easy I love the fact there are no hangers left after removal , great design in that aspect . I noticed some people didn't care for the fit & finish , but I must say on this bike it is very good , panel gaps were consistent on all seams . Got alot of looks when stopped at traffic lights , not to many Multistrada's in Calgary and of course being Canadian had to go with Artic white color .
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:55 AM   #4701
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Sounds like good fun sco. I was out yesterday for a bit too. I went for red and it's a head turner for sure! I am heading to Aargh-yll in Edmonton for my 12K service and coolant recall April 12. Will let you know how it goes.

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Old 03-31-2013, 10:17 AM   #4702
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A great design? Me thinks not...

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...I love the fact there are no hangers left after removal , great design in that aspect...
Wait till you tip over and the sidecase punches out the tabs in that "great design"...get out your checkbook and wait for the slow boat from Italy.

DAMHIK multiple times.

Of course none of the rest of you guys ever tip over...guess I should keep the MTS1200 in the living room where it belongs.

--Doc

PS. Sorry, got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:58 AM   #4703
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DD - Well red IS the fastest color . I talked to Dave Haddock service manager at Argyll in Edmonton and have got the go ahead to have first service done at Sport Cycle [ former Ducati Dealer ] without voiding the factory warranty if we still don't have a Ducati Dealer at that time , however any factory bulletin warranty work would be req'd to be done at a Ducati Dealer . Had the AGIP [ pink ] coolant in when bike was delivered yesterday .
Doc - I have read your many exploits on this bike and must say it was good reading , and congrats on running your bikes and enjoying them how you want to , I agree that if you have a wipeout so many things can happen and each one is unique to that situation , that said hope you have a good Easter Sunday .
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:15 PM   #4704
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Wait till you tip over and the sidecase punches out the tabs in that "great design"...get out your checkbook and wait for the slow boat from Italy.

DAMHIK multiple times.

Of course none of the rest of you guys ever tip over...guess I should keep the MTS1200 in the living room where it belongs.

--Doc

PS. Sorry, got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...
The cost of any tip over for the Multi is way too high ..and the wait on those parts can be one to two months. It's a shame. They are low volume bikes compared to a CBR1000 or a Goldwing but they are high margin.
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:33 PM   #4705
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Wait till you tip over and the sidecase punches out the tabs in that "great design"...get out your checkbook and wait for the slow boat from Italy.

DAMHIK multiple times.

Of course none of the rest of you guys ever tip over...guess I should keep the MTS1200 in the living room where it belongs.

--Doc

PS. Sorry, got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...
Been there. Done that. I was still able to put on and take off my panniers. It was a little tricky putting them on, but still worked. I did eventually replace the piece, but still unsure why I did so.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:12 PM   #4706
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The panniers are not all that bad...

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Wait till you tip over and the sidecase punches out the tabs in that "great design"...get out your checkbook and wait for the slow boat from Italy. DAMHIK multiple times.--Doc
Hi Doc,
I'll have to disagree with your vilification of the panniers' hook system. I actually believe it was intended to tear off in case of low-siding and other incidents. Planned failure of non vital components like pannier hooks can be a safety device. I have firsthand experience. I hit a 60 kg kangaroo at 4500 rpm in 4th gear, the panniers ripped away with the 'roo, fairing got damaged, but I was not thrown off. The crash bars caught the sharp broken fairing parts aiming for my leg. All I had to do was collect belongings and Duke tape the stuff back on the bike. Finished the remaining 2000 Ks without any weird handling issues. Insurance company picked up the tab. Yup, I got the same set up again and am piling on the mileage.
Enjoy your ride mate, see you on the red dirt!



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Old 03-31-2013, 08:27 PM   #4707
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Looks like you have a Puig screen in that last shot, how are you finding the shorter screen, I am thinking of going that way.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:49 PM   #4708
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Wait till you tip over and the sidecase punches out the tabs in that "great design"...get out your checkbook and wait for the slow boat from Italy.

DAMHIK multiple times.

Of course none of the rest of you guys ever tip over...guess I should keep the MTS1200 in the living room where it belongs.

--Doc

PS. Sorry, got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...

I have done this also, both sides. One time the center stand sunk into some mud and it fell over and I wasn't even there. I replaced the piece the first time. After that I just took it off and glued the pieces back on. The panniers still mount fine, but they have a slight bit more wiggle than before, although they still work fine. If I needed to replace the panniers for any reason, I'd go for Micatech.
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:53 PM   #4709
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Looks like you have a Puig screen in that last shot, how are you finding the shorter screen, I am thinking of going that way.
Much better, no more buffetting. I am 1,88m tall if that info helps. Will not go back to tall screens, ever.
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:54 AM   #4710
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Dukefrog - I must remember to pack a roll of duct tape for my next ride , Doc you should pack 3 or 4 rolls . I like the kangaroo painted in the side , like a fighter pilot who has shot down planes , good job .
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