Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. kma_jg

    kma_jg Adventurer

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    ^^ Looks a lot like the TKC80s. Little less agressive. I like it.

    What do you guys think of the Pirelli Angel GT tyres? The prices I have seen in the US is a lot less (almost 40%) than what I paid for the Scorpions here in Aus.

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  2. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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  3. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    The Angel's are great tires. They stick well, wear well, heat up quickly, work really well in the wet, and generally don't do anything weird. My brother had multiple sets on his FJR before he sold it. Just don't go very far off road, if at all, with them...
  4. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    The posts from the triple tree to the bars are rubber mounted. Sorry if I wasn't clear.
  5. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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    My interest is in getting away from the frailness of the Scorpion.
  6. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    It's really great to see the demand for the Multistrada. Every time I walk into my local dealer they're closing the sale on one. Hec, look above at those placing orders on them, the momentum continues to build, as do the number of converts, including those from the Ducati brand itself and within the Multistrada model range.

    They really are fun motorcycles.
  7. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Then your bike is built differently from mine.

    Here's a pic after I installed my 30mm risers. They are at the bottom, between the OEM risers and the triples. There's no rubber anywhere. It's all solid mounted with a single (long) bolt going through the whole lot. :dunno

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    -SM
  8. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    Not sure then. Mine has a rubber mount that goes inside of the stems that run between the bars and triple tree. If you look at the parts explody it is shown as item 10 on drawing 21. When I had to replace my bars, the rubber mount was inside mine as the drawing shows.
  9. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    Interesting! I wonder if that was a change somewhere along the line. I have a relatively early '10, and mine are just solid chunks of metal..... :dunno

    To the OP, I guess the answer is "might be vibe damped on the newer bikes". :lol3

    -SM
  10. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Sorry - this post is a bit late, but belated congrats on your Multi.

    I had to comment here because I am 6'-7" and 300lbs with a 34" inseam and I have a 2011 MTS 1200 S Touring.

    I have the stock windshield and like many others found the lack of wind protection off putting at first. I have since installed a set of Aztec spacers to push the stock shield out at the top a bit and I installed a Wunderlich wind deflector at the top of the screen that deflects the wind just enough to get it up and over my head. I don't really like the look of it to be honest, but waddayagonnado? I tried a tall VStream shield but it wasn't much better so I kept trying stuff and this combination was the best I could come up with. I am circus freak size so pleased that the bike fits me at all :rofl

    Here's some links:

    Aztec spacers:

    http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.xcqsqfklorcyzcxw&pageId=5092871

    Wunderlich wind deflector:

    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8110025.html

    Here is a pic of my Wunderlich the day I installed it. Note that after playing with it I have since moved it to it's full down position which looks marginally better, but at least it works so it's a trade-off:

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    Another mod I did this winter that you should probably consider is installing the heavier 100nm rear Ohlins spring. I did it myself by following the directions on the UK Ducati site here:

    http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.qsconequekcvtgsq&pageId=4678916

    Other than that I have not had to do much else (lower pegs or change the seat, etc.). The bike fits me fine, even for long rides. I have done 12+ hours with no problem (with fuel stops of course).

    Enjoy it and hope this helps,

    DD
  11. deWog

    deWog Been here awhile

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    ???????........! :eyes
  12. tonymorr

    tonymorr Malta,NY(Saratoga Spring)

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  13. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    I like them to and they do need more sizes!
  14. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    As you are a critical and experienced owner, it encourages me to hear you say this.:clap
  15. flyingz06

    flyingz06 Been here awhile

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    Holy cow! R u 75?
  16. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Hello kind sir! You'll also be happy to know that the MTS12S even won in my own shoot out of sorts.....notice that the GS is no longer in my stead. :rofl All kidding aside, the Multi fits the type of riding I do most, plain and simple.

    Now, about that rear brake......:lol3
  17. gkaan

    gkaan Bikes on the Brain

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    why do you ask?

  18. Tripletrouble

    Tripletrouble Farkle addict

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    Done a bit of work over the last few days to my MTS.
    I've fitted some LED lights that came from Hong Kong along with a TrailTech handlebar switch, Fuzeblock and IQ170 control box.
    I then build a small perspex cover to protect the Fuzebox and added another Hella socket and a standard cigarette lighter socket to that cover so I can charge camera batteries and my GoPro spare batteries on the go.

    Here's some pics of various aspects of the install. It was a long slog but worth it in my opinion for the convenience and extra light!

    I soldered every joint where possible, used waterproof connectors to make removal of the engine bars easy for servicing and generally took my time over the entire install.

    The TrailTech switch fits in just nicely here;
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    This is where I "hid" the IQ170;

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    I loomed the wires to protect them wherever I could and to make the install look as professional as possible;
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    The Fuzebox under the perspex cover;
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    The cover in place to protect everything;
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    I'm really happy with the end result and am looking forward to some evening rides to try out the lights.

    I have programmed them so that with the switch down they are off, mid position the lights are 60% and fully up they are at 100%. They also come on fully with main beam and flash with the main beam.

    I thoroughly recommend the Skene IQ controller, it's an excellent bit of kit.
  19. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Hilarious - we have almost the exact same setup with LEDs and Skene - even programmed the same! Looks good - well done.

    Dd
  20. Tripletrouble

    Tripletrouble Farkle addict

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    Cheers, where did you hide the IQ on yours?