Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Valuable info..thanks
  2. Tripletrouble

    Tripletrouble Farkle addict

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  3. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Looking over the MotoMfg.com tools, how many of you think it is necessary to have the front axle drift and / or the front axle alignment tool ?
  4. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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  5. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Thanks Ace - appreciate the info. Any contact info (website or??) for WPS? I need to see if they are available up here in Canuckistan...

    thx, Desmo
  6. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    contact your Ducati dealer & ask em.... But I will also be closing my deal in the next 60 days & get some info @ that time for you :)
  7. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Ha ha - thanks Ace.

    You must have missed my post a couple of weeks ago - my dealer closed and Ducati is "discussing options" for a new dealer, so bottom line is I CAN'T discuss it with my dealer because I don't have one!

    That's why I asked you - if you have a URL or something pls let me know...

    thx, DD
  8. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    You have no dealers within a couple hundred miles? My closest dealer is 2+ hours away. I will ask my dealer for info
  9. Scoisgreat

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    Hi Desmobob , I also live in Calgary and have just purchased a new 2011 multi sport touring bought from former Ducati Calgary on Jan 25 ,2013 , which I will have delivered on March 30 , 2013 , I am purchasing a extended SAL " Superior " warranty [ SAL is a great extended warranty from what I've read ] which is offered through Ducati Calgary but also can be purchased through Cylcle Works in Calgary [ 403-230-1920 ask for Bonnie in finance ], a 5 yr warranty with the first 2 yrs coincide with the factory warranty with a $100 deductible is about $1722 , a 6 yr is $1868 , Ducati Calgary offered the 5 yr at $1972 but lowered it to $1700 { after I qouted lower prices to them } and does not offer the 6 yr warranty , I have not decided which one to go with yet . hope this helps .
  10. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    What is the average cost of a valve service on the 1200? I understand its subjective but ball park $800 to 1K?
  11. Doug Pirahna

    Doug Pirahna Adventurer

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    It varies widely depending on where you are. I'm on the low end of the scale at $620. That was the 15k service last year on my previous 1200.
  12. Sock Monkey

    Sock Monkey Corporate slave

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    +1

    Here in the Bay Area of CA, the 15k service runs $800-$1200 depending on the shop and if the valves are in spec or out. In is less $$ because they just button her back up. Out, well, then they get the fun and enjoyment of digging through their box-o-shims. :D

    -SM
  13. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    Do you change your own tires? If so, get the combo kit of all 3 tools. The axle alignment tool isn't 100% necessary, but dang handy. If you have a shop change your tires, not nearly as big of a deal to have.

    You can get around having this tool by tightening up the pinch bolts a little bit while snugging up the axle bolt. You just need to get the axle bolt tight enough to not fall out after having seated the shoulder of the axle.
  14. ducpiss

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    I guess I got the cheapest price ever on getting my valves adjusted, 1 hour labor. (Usually 8-10 hours labor)
    Now let me tell you why and how so cheap...
    I had a serious problem 2 summers ago while riding my "Duc PP" ( my user name over on Ducati.ms forum) going down mountain roads and in 2nd gear. It jumped out into Neutral and damn near threw me off the frickin road!
    I made a deal with my dealer last spring to wait till this winter to take my bike totally apart and fix the transmission issue, replace the shift drum and anything else that looked out of spec. It was a month long project, and my bike was in many-many pieces. -Covered under warranty-
    Since the heads were off the bike and sitting there on a table (9,500 miles), we decided to check all the valves and adjust if needed. The rear exhaust valves were in spec, but off. The mechanic did indeed adjust those to perfect tolerances. We also replaced the 2 cam belts, switched out the antifreeze to the newer/better stuff and replaced the spark plugs. I also had them add the Ducati heated grips, ( I also got a good deal on reduced labor cost) and all is good. We're waiting till the snow is off the Minnesota roads so they can test out the transmission, and I'll hopefully will have in back in my garage by the beginning of April. My bill out the door was $750, but most of that was the heated grips and cam belts, etc
    I'll be good now for another 16,000 miles, I hope.....
  15. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I took delivery with it so I can't say, but I did ride an early '10 demo with the stock exhaust and the surging was pretty annoying once you noticed and started looking for it. No issues with mine at all. It did melt the stock license plate housing however, but the dealer made good on it with the carbon fiber Ducati piece.

    The full-termi does save a ton of weight though. I didn't weigh the cat, but it must be around 10lbs. alone.


  16. Josephvman

    Josephvman I'm the Decider

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    I called WPS a few weeks ago, and they gave me three dealers in my area who were supposed to be selling them, but no longer do. All three dealers were clueless about what they did offer, and were supposed to have someone call me back with details, but not a single one did. I hope you have better luck than I did.


  17. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Desmo, you can buy your extended warranty from any dealer that sells 'em. Doesn't have to be a Duck dealer. Go see Brian at Sport Cycle or any other moto dealer. Hell, even a car dealer will sell you an extended warranty. They don't care as long as they get their commission from the warranty company. First Canadian is a company used by a lot of bike shops.
    :1drink
  18. KHVol

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    Yes, usually change my own tires. Tks for the tips. Just bought the 3 pc tool set.
  19. Pampero

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    This thread should not reside on page two for the better part of a week. A gratuitous bump was in order.
  20. Tripletrouble

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    I concur :clap