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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Paulvt1, Sep 10, 2008.
I figured. Couldnt resist being the 'Smart Ass of the Day' I guess :).
Just curious, has anyone here added handlebar risers to the MTS? If so, where did you get 'em?
Not sure I need it, have only tried standing in heavy traffic - not the best time to play with things like that.
I have a a ton of risers on my KTM but that -after all- is my difficult conditions, 95% offroad/enduro bike.
Funny, you're waiting for a fully sorted K1600GTL, to replace your 2nd gen FJR1300 and I'd like nothing more than an 06+ FJR, to replace my 04 DL1000...
As an owner of the standard, I never bought the centerstand, figured they may offer a better one. It has not rained here since I installed the panniers, they look like they seal but not tested.
If the new MAP takes care of the nagging little lean surging between 2800 - 3800 rpm, I will be golden.
Update: Installed the PalmerProducts adjustable windscreen today, and took it our for couple of hours and 150 miles, mostly backroads. This is a keeper, I pronounce my bike ready for touring now. Much quieter than the stock screen and it is adjustable outward while riding (plus up and down with stock slider). I like it in the middle notch and all the way down for just running the interstate. Got around some trucks, no turbulence.
Its incredible how people immediately can make a decision with a 30 minute test drive and also become a expert on the bike.
And lets be honest, the small surging of the Ducati its nothing compare to the problems I have had with the BMW .
(final Drive seals, Fuel Relay, Keys not working etc etc. been stranded in Chetumal Mexico and in the Copan Ruins in Honduras).
I live in Honduras and we have all kind of roads ,dirt ( a lot of them) , paved, and no speed limit ( well no cops with radar guns), just look at the map and see the amount of mountains. and did I mention the pot holes the size of a craters.
You need a versatile bike. I had a Honda Transalp 650 , a Suzuki V-strom 1000, and still have the 06 BMW R1200GS and My new Ducati MS.
Both Bikes are great for the paved and dirt roads (not talking Motor Cross), and for riding in Central America.
The ABS are great on both Bikes.
The traction control is superb on the Ducati.
The suspension on the Ducati is much better on dirt roads, so many pot holes you cant miss.
Both bikes are very comfortable for a 5.8 guy, well not entirely truth going downhill ,I feel The BMW has a grab on my Balls and got to stand up and reposition them when on level ground.
NOW here is What makes the Difference in Bikes
I am 50 and still very young in heart and spirit. The only thing I can say is:
If you ever ever have the need of some adrenaline Rush YOU MUST BUY THE DUCATI, BMW will not give it to you.
If you only want to have a motorcycle to ride and feel Big buy The BMW R1200GS .
If you want a scooter and afraid of brute power buy the, BMW F800GS, by the way they tell me is made in Taiwan by Kymco,I don't know if its true.
For everyone out there on a Ducati MS do not change the Wind shield for a bigger one if you plan to go 100- 120 mph on your adrenaline rush, You will get some steering movements due to wind , very dangerous if you add any cross wind.
The size of the wind shield has been design for safety at all speeds.
Bikes and 'babes'........love 'em! I was lucky enough to be invited to take my Multistrada 1200S Sport along to a photo shoot today - here's a few shots I took myself, hopefully some 'pro' shots to come!
...lots more here: Multistrada 1200 Model Photo Shoot - AndyW-inuk's Photos
Nice photos Andy! Termi looks very cool on the MS.
I'm on the SV portal site also. Like that last a$$ shot.
how come this thread is dying......... do Ducati owners hibernate early or are we all so skint no one can afford to buy or run the fekas
The Aprilia 1200 Shiva is a serious rival for the MST - if they everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr make it.
The Dorsoduro is nearly there - three modes & a stonkin motor ?
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Well, its has gotten colder/wet here in the PNW. I am still riding - just not as often. Maybe everybody is busy working on their bikes :).
For whoever is interested: here is pic of what the bike looks like with Altrider's header guard, crash bars, radiator protector, oil cooler protector and Strada's windscreen adjuster.
Michael .....I don't see the MST-porn ......
I had to look up what PNW meant & apparently you have a Mediterranean climate - so get out there !
Pacific North Wet
PS I live on the dry side of the mountains.
I saw a couple of these in MA today. A white one with bags ridden two up in Sudbury, and later a red one with an aftermarket can in Concord.
I was next to my bike when the red one went by. Sounded...tempting.
I was talking to a salesman Saturday. He recommended your set up. He said get the carbon fiber cam belt covers at the valve service because the plastic holds heat, if you want to start going carbon fiber.
Valve service interval at 15,000 miles is that what they are saying?
For that front pipe I was thinking something from the dirt bike world might work:
Or if you want to go carbon fiber.
It works for KTMs.
Defector from the GS side of the tracks. So far utterly in love with this machine :)
Next up, termi system come spring
We've got a red 1200 S Touring demo bike for sale in Rhode Island - Razee Motorcycle in North Kingstown. Look us up...
Anyone offering offroad gear for the Multi? Crashbars, alum panniers, skid plate, 19" (or 21") front wheel, narrower rear rim to fit knobbies? Anyone seeing the possibility of adapting the wire wheel rims off a sport classic, longer forks off an elefant?
Such a machine might be the only thing that would pry my 990 from my fingers when it wears out?
Edit: Just found Altrider which has come to the party for protection - crashbars, bashplate, rack
check out: www.altrider.com
Designed and built in Seattle... top notch quality products
Yes, I edited my post after I found them - they look great, now just need more suspension travel and skinny rims. Could make do with throwovers instead of aluminum panniers.