Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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  1. Bails

    Bails Been here awhile

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Also looking through a screen is a Hardly type bike ride. There needs to be an aerodynamic approach, which should have been attended to at production level.
  2. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I've been heading the opposite route on the windscreen; lower rather than higher. Aztec spacers on the stock are a definite improvement, but noisier than the shorter windscreens.

    Best I've found is the Puig sport screen; that's what I'll be running for a bit, I think.
  3. NorCal_Multi

    NorCal_Multi n00b

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    I hear ya and I'm worried about the looks too. I was going to get the Aztec spacers but they are almost 50% the cost of a new screen. I've been reading a lot about screens and it looking like wider at the top as opposed to much taller might help. Ideally, with the adjsutments to,screen hight possible I could put it down to look over it and up for full wind protection I'd also like to get one that is slightly tinted. Good news is ere are lots of choices, bad news is its some what subjective or at least not easy to compare.

    After my ~200 mile ride yesterday though, I do know I need a solution. Hopefully I can find one in the next few weeks that works for me. Might be time to create a spreadsheet of all options with specs and cost. Too many too keep straight! :deal
  4. mfaoro

    mfaoro Adventurer

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    A couple years back I bought the Palmer products screen adapter:

    http://s410372035.initial-website.co.uk//accessories/select-bike/ducati-ms1200/

    I think this does the same basic thing as the spacers. It certainly helped but did not solve the problem. I also bought one of PP's screens which is wider but not much taller - no difference at all.

    RE: lower screen: I took my fairing off my S2R and was surprised by how much better the buffeting was. Maybe I would see similar results with the Multi. That said, I didnt put the miles on the S2R that I regularly put on the Multi and doubt I would like the wind blast.

    The Puig looks interesting. I will have to look for pictures of it on a bike.

    For the most part it sounds like I just need to buy a couple more and see what happens :(.

    Michael
  5. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    I have also gone the shorter screen route and installed the MRA sport screen on my MTS. Works alright for me. I am 6' tall.

    [​IMG]
  6. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    I think lower is good, too. I prefer the constant clean wind to choppy helmet-buffeting wind. Less shelter keeps my speed down, too. I don't need to be going 90mph+ everywhere.

    My brother and a friend got our beasts dirty last weekend:

    [​IMG]
  7. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    I don't have a Multi but went through this with my CBF1000. It was the noisiest bike I have ever owned, no buffeting but just deafening wind noise. I tried a bunch of things, spacers, add-ons, shields you name it, before settling on a CalSci medium shield which was a huge improvement over stock or any other shield. They do make one for the Multi as well. Not quite a barn door but bigger than some of you may like. And no I don't have any affiliation, just a satisfied customer.

    http://www.calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/Stradaprod.html

    [​IMG]

    I actually thought there was something wrong with my brand new Shoei RF1000, normally a very quiet helmet, just after buying my CBF. It was that loud. What twigged for me was when I went for a ride on my Scrambler and all of a sudden my helmet was really quiet again.

    The best solution for the CBF was to simply remove the shield completely, but it looked like sh!t so that's what started my quest for a shield that worked. My "acid test" or "litmus test" when trying things would be to stand on the pegs for awhile and that's what the wind noise should be like, then I'd sit in my normal riding position and see how much worse it was. Good luck. I just gave up on the CBF and bought a Tiger, much better. :deal
  8. ChrisK7

    ChrisK7 Been here awhile

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    I bought the largest one Cal Sci had and cut it down a couple inches so I could see over the top in the full up position. I like it but the trouble with the Multi's is the cut outs for the bars let a lot of air through to your chest when in the up position.
    I also spaced my windshield out about 3/8 inch with spacers on the top two mounting bolts to give the windshield a bit more upright angle.
  9. Tubulchain

    Tubulchain odaat, atgatt

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    Anyone buy the new GIVI windshield? If so, is it any good?
  10. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    so far i'm liking the short V Stream screen.....with the proper foam ear plugs it works almost magically for my 5'10/30" inseam frame. prior to this one i was using Aztec spacers with a MRA Touring screen and it worked most definitely better than the stock Ducati one. i plan on purchasing a V Stream medium screen for the winter season. the only time that i'm not pleased with the wind noise/buffeting on the MTS12 is when it's gusty out.
  11. M0t0Rider

    M0t0Rider Been here awhile

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    Before my Multi I had a VStrom.........and this same discussion was had. Unfortunately one windscreen does not work for all people.
  12. Lucky Explorer

    Lucky Explorer Traveled the world

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    I have the GIVI multi shield, not sure of the 'new' one. It is mounted on Aztec spacers and have used it for about 6 mos, after trying just about all the aftermarket versions out there. It works great for me. I am 6'4" and long torso. Most of the time it is in the low position, but on highway sprints I move it about half way up. I wear a XD3 helmet and little wind issues. It looks very similer to the stock on larger. And most important to me has the stock-like bolt head detents for straight on mounting. I find it a great balance between a barn door and a sport shield. I do tour mostly and long distance, so want protection but not a wall in front of me.
    Allen.
  13. mfaoro

    mfaoro Adventurer

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    Thanks Allen. This is PERFECT feedback as I am 6'4" too. Will give the Givi shield a look.
  14. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    I went with the MRA short screen as well. Much happier then the stocker. Doesn't rattle and I don't notice any change in buffetting or noise. It looks better too, in my opnion. And the dam rattle is gone!
  15. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    I soon got fed up with those stupid rubber tips, took 'em off and threw 'em away.

    Made a wooden "shim" (Arkansas Black Walnut, nuthin' but the best) that I screwed onto the sidecase. Much easier to slip on/off and good for the long haul (20,000 miles and counting).

    --Doc

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  16. ChrisK7

    ChrisK7 Been here awhile

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    I too lost one on the right side a while back. I'm thinking of drilling a small hole through the whole assembly towards the front of the rubber pieces and putting a zip tie through them or using epoxy of some sort to glue them on.
  17. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    OK I'm in the process of selling my bikes with the intent of backing away from rinding for awhile. I've been riding more or less non-stop for over 30 years. At some point I may consider getting back into it, and the Multistrada is a top candidate. I test rode a 2010 Standard ABS model, so I know how it performs. But that was a 20 minute fling, not a long-term relationship.

    I've read about the fueling issue, which apparently a reflash fixes. And the leaky bags. How has your Multistrada treated you? Any showstoppers that made you think that you made a mistake? Reliability? Ever strand you? Dealer support/attitude? Minor irratations? Speaking of which, I'm not a fan of the keyless ignition -- I'd rather have a key. The automatic steering lock is something I can do without as well.

    Thanks.
  18. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2007
    Oddometer:
    2,426
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA, USA, Earth
    To answer your questions: Great. No. Great. No. Great. No. :lol3 :rofl

    12k miles on my '10 Sport (bought new in Feb '11) and so far it's been the least troublesome of the 1200's I've owned. The only issue I've had is a fuel sensor that went bonkers and wouldn't read past half full. Dealer replaced it under warranty and it's been perfect since then. Keyless ignition and electronic steering lock have also been perfect (touching wood.....).

    -SM
  19. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2011
    Oddometer:
    486
    Location:
    Castle Rock, Co
    No showstoppers...

    Luggage is annoying, finicky, overpriced and poorly made.

    Keyless key doesn't work if you have a blackberry near it, other wise ok, I guess. Not sure I see the point. My other keys were less likely to get lost or interfere with the ignition.

    Local dealer is terrible, but they are a Honda/KTM/Ducati/Kawi/Polaris/Aprilla so I can't say they would be better or worse then other dealers. Bought a Honda from there 10 years ago and it was a much better experience so I am guessing just a change in their own practices not Ducati related.

    Fueling is fine after the re-flash, doubt the '11+ are bad at all. Mileage is great, (45+) . If you ride at altitude I would recommend gearing down, it helps a lot on the highway. I have a 14 t countershaft, would like to go lower.

    Reliability has been great, 12,500 miles now, only breakdown was a flat tire, not the bikes fault.

    Rear brake is terrible. Clutch is awesome, slipper, engagement et al is fantastic.

    I think if you put heavier springs, better tires (I have a PR-3 rear and Distanzia super moto front), lower gears, the bike is great. Not unrealistic fine tuning compared to anything else on the road.
  20. Nightstrom

    Nightstrom Adventurer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2011
    Oddometer:
    14
    I have questioned Ducati's reliability as well. This has to be the BEST looking adv style bike I have ever seen. Just gorgeous. Just like with Italian cars and such, every line of the bike is very thought out. I am 41, and have always been conservative on how much I spent on a bike. I dont think I have every spent over 11K on a bike. This time around I am getting what I want (around 20K or so), but I dont want to spend that kind of money to have something that has semi frequent issues. I also am interested in mileage, and any issues. I have always had Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha, and just havent had to do much of anything except tires, brakes, and tune ups.