Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Yeah, but did your ophthalmologist tell you that your distance vision and reading vision would be somewhat compromised with this arrangement? Definitely not as sharp as if you corrected both eyes for distance and used a pair of glasses just for reading!!!!
  2. DFH

    DFH 270 deg crank

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    Penny to a pound the bikes battery is cactus.
  3. M0t0Rider

    M0t0Rider Been here awhile

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    So you are saying the battery has gone bad.....good observation :thumb
  4. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    Appreciate the guess. The onboard voltage gauge states above 12 V when the bike is off and around 13 V when it ideling.

    Starts just the same as well.

    We shall see...
  5. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    I don't think it's the battery, but there's a simple test.

    What you can do is a basic load test. Start the bike, and make note of what the voltage drops to when the starter is cranking the engine (you may need to use a multimeter for this). If it dips below 10.2 volts or so, then your battery may have an issue. But, if stays above, and then quickly shoots back up when the engine is running, then I think the battery is fine.

    But again, your symptoms sound nothing like low battery symptoms, but rather some kind of electrical gremlin elsewhere.
  6. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    Does anyone know the status of the Ducati extended warranty programs today? I know the EverRed program has been dropped, but I was wondering if there was something in the works to replace it. My '11 goes out of warranty in a couple of weeks and since there's still nothing out there that I'd replace this bike with I'd like to get some sort of coverage, through Ducati if possible.
  7. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Ducati dealers can write extended service contracts with these guys:

    http://aftercareservicecontracts.com/
  8. PirateJohn

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    In the thread for the new BMW's there was a discussion that the DOT wouldn't approve the LED turn signals in the USA so the bikes are being delivered with conventional lights but the parts counters will have replacement LED signals.
  9. ten.98

    ten.98 ...leave a trail

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    [rabble rabble rabble] So the theory being that for some reason front LED turn signals are fine, but rear LED is just a bridge too far? I don't buy it. They're everywhere in cars. Why brake lights, but not turn indicators? You aren't even required to have indicators in most states! [/rabble]
  10. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    Heard a cool rumor, as least it's cool for those of us with standard / base MTS. Ohlins will now make available manually adjustable shocks for the MTS. I also heard that Ohlins will also possibly make available an electronic shock and fork kit for the MTS which includes an ECU.

    All this is due to fallout / chaning of S / Touring suspension from Ohlins to Skyhook. At least there's a benefit for us early adopters.

    Pesonally I'm interested in the manually adjustable shock and even better a manually adjustable fron fork set. I'd be in heaven with both.

    Come on Ohlins! There's only a few of us, but we're here and some of us are willing.:deal
  11. Yossarian™

    Yossarian™ Deputy Cultural Attaché

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    Maybe because in cars, they have much greater surface area?

    I don't know for sure, but I have yet to see an LED turn indicator on a motorcycle that is as bright and as effective as its incandescent counterpart.
  12. Moronic

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    You might find something interesting at this link on Dan Kyle's site.


    But before you order, perhaps check this Ohlins Sale link here at Vendors.


    For the guff on Ohlins' mooted front and rear electronic offering, click here.


    Yes, these are interesting days for current and prospective owners of the Multi base. :evil

    (Mind you, that Skyhook stuff looks fascinating also.)


    Italian Ohlins importer Andreani group and suspension builder Matris do replacement spring-damper units for the Multi's 50mm 'Zokes.

    Love to hear how well it all works. :D
  13. Hap Hazard

    Hap Hazard Adv Want a B

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    I think I've read every post and have seen the occasional video of off pavement riding, but I still have doubts about the suitability of the Multi off road. It has so much plastic it just looks fragile.

    How well do the crash bars protect?

    Are the wide tires a help or hindrance?

    Would you take yours to Alaska knowing there is always construction, mud, etc? Assuming you did and switched to knobbies would you venture to Prodhoe Bay, etc. anyone actually done it?
  14. Sock Monkey

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    Sure, I'd take mine to Alaska. Like any bike, put armor on it (engine crash bars, header guard, panniers to hold your crap and protect the arse end, real hand guards, etc), good rubber (Conti is now shipping the tKC 80s for it), and go. Not sure why it would be any more/less brittle than any other big trailie since they all have plastic tank shrouds, plastic bits around the pannier mounts, etc. :dunno Bring along a Rotopax (or two) if you're going to Prudhoe Bay just to be safe :evil .

    Re. mud and tire size, some will say wider is better (float on top of it), some will say skinnier is better (dig down to solid ground). Bottom line is mud sucks when you've only got 2 wheels under you. Skill (and a bit of luck) matters WAY more than tire width. :deal

    -SM
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    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I find it amusing how many people say these things about Ducatis implying that they are trophies and should be coddled, polished daily with a clean dry cloth and only ridden on Sundays in full sun and in view of the public. Well I say go ride it!! If you fall down, pick it back up if it gets dirty, wash it :ricky<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  16. bross

    bross Where we riding to?

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    People ride Harleys and Goldwings to Alaska why wouldn't you take a Multi up there? :huh As stated, it's a bike, ride it. :deal
  17. KHVol

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    Wait until you drop it .......$$$$
  18. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Have any of you used CRG shorty levers and what do you think of them on the Multi ?

    Any difference in feel when downshifting into a turn ?
  19. duckman44

    duckman44 Been here awhile

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    I hope the multi is tough because I am going to ride my 2013 GranTurismo to Prudhoe Bay in June 2013.

    I have no doubts about it making the trip. I may doubt myself but I'm sure it will be fine. I know it will get a little battered and bruised but I cannot think of a ride I would rather be on.

    I have a 2008 Ducati 1098 that has never given me a problem in 5 years. I ride it very hard.

    By the way, I have the CRG shortys on my 1098 and love them. I can adjust them to fit my short fingers perfectly. They are one of the best accesories I have put on it.
  20. Hap Hazard

    Hap Hazard Adv Want a B

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    Thanks to all who replied to my Alaska/off road question. I just sold my well experienced 1200GS specifically to buy a 2013 Multiple. Now almost everyone I talk to, including those whose opinion re: motos I respect, are saying don't even think about taking it off pavement. They acknowledge almost any bike is capable of riding almost anywhere but sometimes at great cost. Both to bike and rider. It is after all a sport bike albeit with an "enduro" setting so say they.