Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Sounds like good fun sco. I was out yesterday for a bit too. I went for red and it's a head turner for sure! I am heading to Aargh-yll in Edmonton for my 12K service and coolant recall April 12. Will let you know how it goes.

    Have fun -DD
  2. Dr. Greg

    Dr. Greg Tryin' to get home..

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    Wait till you tip over and the sidecase punches out the tabs in that "great design"...get out your checkbook and wait for the slow boat from Italy.

    DAMHIK multiple times.

    Of course none of the rest of you guys ever tip over...guess I should keep the MTS1200 in the living room where it belongs.

    --Doc

    PS. Sorry, got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...
  3. Scoisgreat

    Scoisgreat Adventurer

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    DD - Well red IS the fastest color :lol3 . I talked to Dave Haddock service manager at Argyll in Edmonton and have got the go ahead to have first service done at Sport Cycle [ former Ducati Dealer ] without voiding the factory warranty if we still don't have a Ducati Dealer at that time , however any factory bulletin warranty work would be req'd to be done at a Ducati Dealer . Had the AGIP [ pink ] coolant in when bike was delivered yesterday .
    Doc - I have read your many exploits on this bike and must say it was good reading , and congrats on running your bikes and enjoying them how you want to , I agree that if you have a wipeout so many things can happen and each one is unique to that situation , that said hope you have a good Easter Sunday . :D
  4. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    The cost of any tip over for the Multi is way too high ..and the wait on those parts can be one to two months. It's a shame. They are low volume bikes compared to a CBR1000 or a Goldwing but they are high margin.
  5. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    Been there. Done that. I was still able to put on and take off my panniers. It was a little tricky putting them on, but still worked. I did eventually replace the piece, but still unsure why I did so.
  6. Dukefrog

    Dukefrog Red dirt eater

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    Hi Doc,
    I'll have to disagree with your vilification of the panniers' hook system. I actually believe it was intended to tear off in case of low-siding and other incidents. Planned failure of non vital components like pannier hooks can be a safety device. I have firsthand experience. I hit a 60 kg kangaroo at 4500 rpm in 4th gear, the panniers ripped away with the 'roo, fairing got damaged, but I was not thrown off. The crash bars caught the sharp broken fairing parts aiming for my leg. All I had to do was collect belongings and Duke tape the stuff back on the bike. Finished the remaining 2000 Ks without any weird handling issues. Insurance company picked up the tab. Yup, I got the same set up again and am piling on the mileage.
    Enjoy your ride mate, see you on the red dirt!
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  7. vellies

    vellies Been here awhile

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    Looks like you have a Puig screen in that last shot, how are you finding the shorter screen, I am thinking of going that way.
  8. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    I have done this also, both sides. One time the center stand sunk into some mud and it fell over and I wasn't even there. I replaced the piece the first time. After that I just took it off and glued the pieces back on. The panniers still mount fine, but they have a slight bit more wiggle than before, although they still work fine. If I needed to replace the panniers for any reason, I'd go for Micatech.
  9. Dukefrog

    Dukefrog Red dirt eater

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    Much better, no more buffetting. I am 1,88m tall if that info helps. Will not go back to tall screens, ever.
  10. Scoisgreat

    Scoisgreat Adventurer

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    Dukefrog - I must remember to pack a roll of duct tape for my next ride , Doc you should pack 3 or 4 rolls :D . I like the kangaroo painted in the side , like a fighter pilot who has shot down planes , good job .
  11. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    I do too, noted that right off! But there's not much room for adding more! I guess this is one place where "Ace status" is not a plus, so no reason to plan for it!
  12. spartanman

    spartanman regret minimizer

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    Who's running a Puig sport or touring windscreen? How does it compare with the stock screen?
  13. unlucky1

    unlucky1 Been here awhile

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    To make a case for non-break-away luggage: When I put my Ulysses on its side after avoiding a critter in some loose stuff, the solid-mounted Pelican case kept the bike clean off my leg and most of the bike (save for the frame puck and handlebar guard) off the ground.
  14. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    I use my 2011 mainly for touring and no offroad (I have dirtbikes for that) any good hints on tires that stick good and will outlast the Scorpions?
  15. Croak

    Croak Been here awhile

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    Michelin Pilot Road 2 or 3, Dunlop Roadsmart I and II, Pirelli Angel ST are all pretty good wearing, sticky wet or dry tires. Of that list, the PR2 is the longest lasting of the bunch from my personal experience, but my favorite is the PR3, great grip, a profile that's pretty neutral on my bikes, and decent lifespan.

    Before the PR3 hit the market, I liked riding on the Angels the best, but they also had the shortest lifespan.

    Might also look into the new Angel GT which is the OEM-spec tire on the Multistrada Gran Turismo, though it's too new to have much owner feedback yet. The Angel ST is a single compound tire, the GT is a dual compound, which in theory means it should wear better in the centre.
  16. dino2000

    dino2000 No Bad Daze

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    very good tire all around and the best Tire ive ridden in the wet in many years. jury is out on how long they last. mine ar eat 2000 now and look to be wearing well.
  17. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Echoing the PR3 wet/dry comments......for dry only I've had great rides on my Continental Road Attack 2s, they just don't last that long. Going to try some other dry oriented tire from Michelin next.
  18. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    As a hot, dry, high altitude rider -- I've NEVER noticed the surging. I guess I've been lucky, but it's been thru' southern UT in the summer, and regularly up to 10k' and above.

    I will say I noticed a TONNE more power when down at sealevel, though.
  19. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    As another option, Metzeler Z8's are very, very, good tires.
  20. duckman44

    duckman44 Been here awhile

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    Trying to decide which of these header guards to get. The Touratech seems better because it has no holes on the front and would stop mud from getting into the header area but may limit cooling in that area.

    The twisted throttle looks better and is $25 cheaper but i wonder if it would pack up with mud or stones on a sloppy road.
    Any opinions before I strike?
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