Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Pampero, consider an Axio hardpack tail bag or smaller ZTechnic rack bag.

    See ya,
  2. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    The new silver one is really getting under my skin. I feel myself being drawn toward it...
    They hit dealers here in January. Will have to have a go again.
  3. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    That's the spirit, you know it makes sense :D
  4. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Can't wait to see how you find yours. I reckon the incremental improvements will be enough to see me on one.

    How long till you get your new steed?
  5. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    My only concern with the Bags Connection / tank ring combo is if the strap breaks you're screwed for getting at your gas cap to fill up. My wife has been using an Engage tank bag on her Street Triple for a couple years now and the strap is very faded. I check it every once in awhile while off the bike. Her's uses the older style pin you pull out of the tank ring.

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    I liked hers so I bought a Sport tank bag thinking we could swap bags if needed but they've upgraded to a "New & Improved" security tank ring that allows you to lock the bag to bike if you wanted to. This new ring isn't compatible with the old pin style. But it's also a very complicated mechanism. I installed the bag on my Triumph Tiger 800XC and we headed out on a 4 day dual sport ride. By the end of the 2nd day I just barely got the bag released and when I got it off the mechanism would no longer slide closed. The bag spent the remainder of the trip bungee'd to the back of my wife's DR.

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    I took the whole thing apart when I got home, cleaned it, lubed it, put it all back together and it still wouldn't release. Looking at the mechanism it's a very and I mean very fine line between having the screws holding the plates together too tight, not allowing the mechanism to slide, or too loose, I'm talking not even finger tight to allow the plate to slide and operate properly.

    I ended up using a single small washer in the middle screw and that seems to keep the plates spaced properly apart so that the bag does work OK now.

    If you ride in any dusty conditions I would not recommend this tank bag system. I also carry the small allen wrench so that if it did jam on the bike, I could then unbolt the bag from the plate, then I'd have to unscrew the plate to separate it and then you'd finally be able to get the fricken bottom plate off your gas tank.

    I like the tank ring idea but their older simpler system of just a pin sliding into the tank ring would be my preference.
  6. WERAMongo

    WERAMongo n00b

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    Butt dyno says my Multi is faster than my 1125R... Not a lot but some.
  7. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    2weeks, I'm trying not to count the hours, just the days :lol3
  8. marret

    marret Transient

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    I have the older style with a sliding pin you pull out. Thanks for the info.
  9. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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    Does Baglux have a tank cover for the MTS? I have those and the Bagster tankbags on both the Triumphs and i'm a big fan.
  10. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    Now in Central Arkansas after about 5,000 miles on latest trip. Multi so far so good...some electrical issues earlier (PM me for details).

    Anyone else taking longish trips on the darn thing? That's why I bought it. Keep telling myself I need to ride the Explorer 1200, I guess when I get back.

    One thing: this isn't the best bike in extended rain. DAMHIK.

    --Doc
  11. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Well Doc, your prayers (OK....let's call them "spirited requests") have been answered and now you have not ONE but TWO bikes that will come from the factory with electronic cruise control: The Tiger Explorer and the '13 BMW R12GS (as an option).

    I wish you well in your decision, and always good travels. :wave

    -SM
  12. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    I took my 2011 MTS1200S from LA to Portland and back in July. Put on approx 3000 miles in roughly 9 days. The only "problem" I had was the freaking factory tires wearing out really quickly and unexpectedly. So had to make a stop at a Ducati dealer in NorCal to replace them. Other than that all good.

  13. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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  14. Tubulchain

    Tubulchain odaat, atgatt

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  15. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    So...did you have any RAIN? That's the problem with the Multi and all its switchgear/electronics. In my limited 40,000 miles of experience with the bike, that is...

    It's a great dry weather bike.

    --Doc
  16. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    anyone want to buy mine? 3k miles...'12 multistrada sport touring....immaculate....recent oil and tire change....PM me if so :deal

    (now in the classifieds/flea market)
  17. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Anyone bought a descent chain adjuster? The one in the tool kit is made of cheese as I bent mine using it (and didn't move the wheel one millimeter). :ear
  18. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    :huh That's worrying with rain season upon us. What kinds of issues have you had :ear
  19. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    I've ridden mine multiple times in heavy rain and parked it outside uncovered in rain on tours and never had an issue. The chain adjuster on the other hand is shit.
  20. marret

    marret Transient

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    +1

    I've ridden for hours in the rain, on multiple trips, without electronic issue.