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Old 04-16-2014, 10:02 PM   #1
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The ruination of my Multi: 06 1000DS into KTM-keeper-upper-wither bike

I bought a pristine 06 Multistrada last year and promptly rode it everywhere. I have never had this capable and reliable of a bike, and so I started exploring some... Interesting territory. I live in Utah, so I am surrounded by mountains and deserts that I want to play in, but let's face it: my Multistrada was just a tall sport-tourer, not a dirt burner.

After a few months, I couldn't take it anymore and began to (in terms of resale) ruin my Multi.


The strada as she came, bags, street tires, and all.


My son helped me eliminate the fakie one-into-two muffler and accompanying subframe and body. Weight loss was around 8 lbs, given the replacement muffler wasn't weightless.



Next up, the surprisingly heavy front trunk/glovebox thing and it's mate on the other side. Mmm, exposed trellis. 4lbs here.



Some ancient Power aux lighting that came off an old airhead. Bright as hell, and ugly as sin. I love them.


New taper bars necessitated some clearancing of the fairing. The split fairing (upper half rotates with bars) was functional as all hell but sooooo goofy.


Draft cutting lines.



A little workout showed improvements, but some shortcomings too. Bad pegs for this, bad suspension setup for this, and tire hugging fenders.


As of today, those are all cleared up.

Going forward I'm going to remake my fairing. I have to learn to lay carbon fiber or fiberglass, but I'm not scared. Maybe I should be?
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:01 AM   #2
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I think it looks great so far, except for the headlight/fairing.

How about a round headlight and bikini fairing? Much more conventional, but better looking. Unless you are going for more of a weird, rally look.
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:05 AM   #3
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I'm with you on the fairing hate. I'm split between a rally fairing and a round headlight/fly screen thing. Option two is soooo much easier, but one is way more "custom".
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:19 AM   #4
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I'm with you on the fairing hate. I'm split between a rally fairing and a round headlight/fly screen thing. Option two is soooo much easier, but one is way more "custom".
This kind of thing would be cool, off a BMW...


Or with this type of screen...
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Old 04-17-2014, 10:31 AM   #5
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Maybe one of these?



Or like that?
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:21 PM   #6
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That is the BEST transformation I have seen lately. Yes, the aux lights are huge, but I like the look from front. High fender is nice also. I know weight saving is your big thing, but I like the OEM twin high-and-tight exhaust. Keep the photos coming. And if you want to part with it...
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:28 PM   #7
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Both are cool, but second option would be a LOT of work.

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Maybe one of these?



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Old 04-17-2014, 11:50 PM   #8
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I've got a crazy idea. Anyone that has gone through an airhead phase in their life has vetter windjammers. Like, dozens. Well, there's two on my back porch. I'm thinking I section one into a thin rally fairing. Sounds idiotic, but look at the side profile:




If it's not such a heavy fat kid from the front due to cutting, maybe?
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Old 04-18-2014, 07:32 PM   #9
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Nevermind. The fairings are too well constructed. I guess it's fitting that the Vetters outlast their host bikes sometimes.

Did this for the time being instead.

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Old 04-18-2014, 10:42 PM   #10
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That actualy looks not too bad considering.
Its looks 100% better than the stock bike, how did ducati manage to build such an uguly bike when the rest of there lineup looks so good.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:43 PM   #11
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I don't know. I detailed a friend's bike today and holy cow, what an awkward styling.
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Old 04-24-2014, 07:05 PM   #13
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My wife took her out for a bit this afternoon. Way to make a Ducati sexier, doll.
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I'm thinking I need a baja designs headlight to live.
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