Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Lion BR

    Lion BR I'd rather be riding

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    Question:
    Which 1200 "adventure" bike today does not have electronics/switchgear? Especially the 2013 models. Even the new 1190 KTM Adventure will now have traction control and selectable riding modes (although we will only see the 2014 model in the US).

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    Moto Guzzi Stelvio?

    And I hear you want one more electronic gizmo: cruise control. :lol3

    :freaky
  2. Tubulchain

    Tubulchain odaat, atgatt

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    Oalvarez your selling huh?! Going in for the new GS maybe?
  3. brokeassloser

    brokeassloser I'll do it!!!

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    +1 more. I've soaked mine many times. No problems so far
  4. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    So far all the Ducati specific aftermarket tools have fairly short handles. There is a Triumph long handled one which I'm told will fit the Ducati hub but, it's in the UK and I don't know if they'll ship to the States.

    EBay Triumph Tool

    You can see this bloke needs a fair amount of leverage to move the adjuster which is why a long handle looks essential to me :dunno

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  5. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    i have a deposit on one....either that or camhead a/c GS....talk soon,
  6. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    10,000 miles on mine and it is rock solid as well, only 2 issues I have is 1 the rear brake travel is long, but it works when I need it to thats what counts, and the licenses plate light bulb does not last very long..
  7. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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  8. Sideout

    Sideout Noob Adventurer

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    There wasn't much rain. But it was foggy quite frequently. The bike did get wet a few times though not like it was in a downpour.

  9. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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  10. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    Glad to hear many of you MTS12 riders have ridden in the rain with no switchgear problems. I myself didn't have any problems in the "second half" (i.e. 3,000 miles) of my trip (rode through lots of rain, but not quite as persistent as the initial soaker). Maybe it was an anomaly; sure hope so because I'd like to keep the Multi as my LD traveller.

    Thanks for the responses.

    --Doc

    PS. And yes, I still want cruise control. It can be done w/o adding any more swithches; there's a guy working on it.
  11. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    :ear
  12. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    Cruise control thread HERE.

    --Doc
  13. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Thanks. Hopefully it would become a Ducati-approved upgrade so it doesn't void the warranty.
  14. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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  15. bingbong

    bingbong Been here awhile

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    In the list above the 'shock spanner' is the chain adjuster tool. If you need a longer handle get a length of steel or aluminium tubing that fits snugly over the handle cut to what ever length you need. Simples :1drink
  16. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Did you have the rear brake update done?

  17. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Grab the rear mud guard/license plate assembly and see if it's loose (flops up and down). If so, either put some spacers between the rear subframe and that assembly, or take it to your local dealer and have them do it as there is a Service Bulletin on it. That should fix your light bulb issue.

    -SM
  18. joef

    joef Been here awhile

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    Next week it will be I'll report back on its success
  19. Paulvt1

    Paulvt1 Long timer

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    Well - not quite sure how it happened - but i ended up trading the Super Ten for a new red standard MTS today. Should be picking it up some time next week.
    Ace!
  20. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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