Ducati MultiStrada 1200

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Paulvt1, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. ChrisK7

    ChrisK7 Been here awhile

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    Welcome aboard, very nice bike. I love the color. Would have gotten that color if I didn't have the red one.
  2. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    I volunteered to help my brother maintain the chain on his Multi 1200. Are there any special tools needed for adjusting the tension? Also, how much slack is recommended?
  3. martys

    martys Adventurer

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    this is clearly documented in the owners manual. The tools you need are include in the Ducati toolkit.
  4. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I am hoping he still has both of those, bike was bought used.
  5. martys

    martys Adventurer

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  6. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    +1 on the 2nd link. Used it last Sat to do the same on my MTS with a friend of mine.
    Be patient removing the rear splash guard. Unscrewing the top bolts is a bit tricky if you don't want to scratch the inside of your rear rim.

  7. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Well if blowin' up the transmission on GS hack last week wasn't bad enough...

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    Today I got this...

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    At least the servo isn't continually whining.
  8. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Three things Ace:

    1. That totally sucks

    2. Stay the hell away from my bike. You've got the feces touch mate. :huh

    3. I've got good news and bad news. On the MTS12, Ducati's got your back and you'll get it fixed under warranty. On the GS....BMW will tell you all the reasons why it's YOUR fault and not cover a damn thing....you're fooked. :uhoh

    I hope you have a 3rd bike in the garage while you get these mechanical maladies sorted..... :cry

    -SM
  9. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    The MTS is two months out of warranty. The GS is a year out of warranty.

    I do have a Big Ruckus to ride. :icy
  10. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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    I would say the addition of the side car would exclude warranty anyway !
  11. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    yeah, you need a new shock ecu

    I had this same thing as well, you can ride it like that, and I did for a few thousand miles

    this is one of the reasons I purchased and extended warranty on this thing (something I otherwise would never do)

    sorry about the BMW, that looks like a cool rig
  12. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    I bought the MTS a few days to a week before the factory warranty ran out. I stopped at the Duc dealer on the way home from picking up the bike & tried to get in on the extended warranty deal, but the company ended the program early. Outta luck.

    So now I've two of the best setups I have ever had out of commission.

    What else could go wrong? :dunno

    :becca
  13. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Sorry for your troubles Ralph.:cry
  14. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    DES pre load? Suspension issues?

    What kind of MPG does the MTS get?
  15. jocflier

    jocflier Dammit, that hurt...

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    Ace,

    Contact Ducati NA and see if they will warranty it? It seem to be a common problem, and it would not suprize me if they would not do a "good faith" repair for you.

    Wouldn't hurt..

    Joc
  16. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    That's a good idea, Joc. Will give it a try.
  17. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Don't say that....:eek1

    Damn, that truly sucks Rodge.

    I'll take that POS beemer rig off'n your hands for a grand.....:deal
  18. AceRph

    AceRph Affluenza Free! Administrator

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    Done. Stay tuned for news!
    :lol3

    You're a good guy for offering to help out a buddy, Mike.
  19. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    Hey, I'm a giver.....:lol3

    Tranny give any warning??

    I have to give it credit considering the "gentle" nature of your riding....:rofl
  20. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    Second link is great, it got the job done. And yes the spanner is certainly flimsy.

    On another note, I helped the new owner of my wife's old Magna through a kinked fuel line glitch tonight. Those old Hondas are overengineered :cry