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Old 10-12-2013, 07:49 PM   #5221
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Ride report please.
Any reliability issues during the 12K miles?
Major props by the way.
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I did a little 12,000 mile trip to the Arctic Circle in June on my 2013 Granturismo.
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Old 10-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #5222
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I did a little 12,000 mile trip to the Arctic Circle in June on my 2013 Granturismo.
I put the TKC's on in Fairbanks.
They were fantastic! Handled well. Awsome in the mud.
You don't buy a bike this capable and not use it. Have a little fun! It's only money!

Thats dead sexy!!
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:51 AM   #5223
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The rims on your granturismo 2013 are original ?
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Old 10-14-2013, 04:01 PM   #5224
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The rims on your granturismo 2013 are original ?
They are original.
They look great with the just a touch of red.
I changed out three sets of tires on my trip and not one scratch on them.
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Old 10-14-2013, 05:13 PM   #5225
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What kind and size tires are those? Do you like them?
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Old 10-15-2013, 02:55 AM   #5226
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What kind and size tires are those? Do you like them?
The tires are Continental Twinduro (TKC)
The front is a 120/70/17 and the rear is a 180/55/17
I only had them on for about 1500 miles while in Alaska.
They are soft and wear rapidly with the massive power of the MTS.
I would not expect more than 3-4k miles from them if I had left them on.
I switched back to Angel GT's for the ride back to NY.
I went as far as Coldfoot and they performed perfectly.
I don't think you could find a better tire for offroad in a 17" size.
On road manners were good. Cornering was much better than expected.If pushed hard, they would squirm slightly. They saved the day more than once in the slippery Calcium that is sprayed on the roads up that way. I did drop the pressure somewhat when the mud got deep.
As a bonus, they grab much attention and started many conversations.
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Old 10-15-2013, 07:43 AM   #5227
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Thank you for this,

My bike runs the sames sizes and I am considering a second set of wheels with proper tires for real DS rides.

I'll look these up. Thread wear not so much an issue since I would removed them after the rides.
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:39 PM   #5228
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Thats dead sexy!!
Do you have pics and a story about this adventure? Sounds interesting. (Acutally, I was refering to the ride to the artic circle....got the wrong quote!)
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Old 10-17-2013, 04:05 PM   #5229
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Do you have pics and a story about this adventure? Sounds interesting. (Acutally, I was refering to the ride to the artic circle....got the wrong quote!)
I do have pictures and stories.
Not as many pics as I should have though.
When you travel by yourself, stopping for pics seems to be the last thing on your mind. I was just having such a fantastic time and enjoying the ride and bike that I didn't want to ruin it by stopping. If I get my act together and start posting the ride report, I will return here with a link.
I want to sing the praises of the Multi and how flawless it performed.

A few more pics for the road. I figure that they have the Multi in them so it's not so much of a rule breaker posting here.

The last picture is one from my return trip back to NY.
I always wanted to ride up Pikes Peak so I took a little side trip there.
The bike ran great but I did have to bleed the clutch at 14,000 feet.
Must have had a little air in the system. All was well after I started going down.





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Old 10-17-2013, 06:32 PM   #5230
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Just got a set of TKC80s mounted today. I now have a second set of wheels so I can rotate with street tires. Going on a ride out of state tomorrow till sunday. Hoping to get the TKC80s on next weekend and give them a try. Cant wait to have a go with them in some dirt.
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Old 10-18-2013, 02:33 PM   #5231
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I did a little 12,000 mile trip to the Arctic Circle in June on my 2013 Granturismo.
I put the TKC's on in Fairbanks.
They were fantastic! Handled well. Awsome in the mud.
You don't buy a bike this capable and not use it. Have a little fun! It's only money!



Did you have the tires shipped to Fairbanks? Who did the tire change? Did they have the wheel socket to remove your wheel...or did you take yours?
Have you had the 'DSS Error" msg yet?
2013 MTS GT here, 8K on the clock, 'DSS Error' at 6.5K, Pro Italia told me it effects all the 2013's, but maybe just the GT's. It is an malfunction of the rear DSS sensor sending data to the Skyhook Suspension setup. Cause is the way the cables were routed at the factory. Too tight and at full suspension extention, the cable pulls on the sensor, ruining it.
Warranty covered mine with new sensor, cables, and a reroute...now all is fine again.
Headed to Alaska next July.
I'd be interested in your experiences...
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:14 AM   #5232
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I did a little 12,000 mile trip to the Arctic Circle in June on my 2013 Granturismo.
I put the TKC's on in Fairbanks.
They were fantastic! Handled well. Awsome in the mud.
Looks cool. We need dirty pics!!


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Old 10-20-2013, 09:57 AM   #5233
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Thinking of getting a Multi, but not sure about maintance on these things. Dealer said every 15000 for belts and valve adjust and fluids at about $1000 for this service. This really seems excessive, but then I'm use to jap bikes basically just ride them. Although I should be able to do most of the things myself. And how are they 2 up riding for moderate distance say 4 to 6 hours trips.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:52 PM   #5234
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Looks cool. We need dirty pics!!


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No real muddy shots.
This does show that nasty calcium crap that Alaska spreads all over the roads.
It is like concrete to wash off.

I am very glad that I put the header and head guards on before the trip.

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Old 10-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #5235
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The 15k service is pretty labor intensive on the 4 valve ducs. The service intervals have gradually lengthened over the years. The cost of the service varies pretty widely with labor rates etc. I think the 15k service at the shop I go to will probably be around 800. You can also reduce the cost of the service by doing a lot of the stuff yourself, ie, bring the bike in have them do belts and valves only (and coolant change since coolant has to be drained to do the valves.). That's probably around 5hrs labor or thereabouts.

Belts are pretty easy to change, valves are a little bit trickier on the 4 val.


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