Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Drastic conditions call for drastic measures!
  2. NM Ducati

    NM Ducati Been here awhile

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  3. OneTraveller

    OneTraveller Social Reject

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    Robxx,
    If you are still looking at cutting the stock bars, be aware that on my 2013 the controls are tabbed in place, not simply clamped on. There are small pins cast into the stock handlebars that dowel into holes in the control mounting surfaces. You would need to cut these dowels off prior to relocating the controls.

    I just installed a set of Barkbusters and found this out when I wanted to shift the controls a touch. The Barkbusters ended up fitting fine, but its a snug fit.

    Mike
  4. Rcadd1ct

    Rcadd1ct Adventurer

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    My 2012 had pins. I just pulled them out with vise grips.
  5. OneTraveller

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    Rcaddict,
    Thanks for the clarification. I didn't look closely enough to notice that they were pins.

    Mike
  6. Rcadd1ct

    Rcadd1ct Adventurer

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    NP. Like I said I had to pull mine. The rizoma break away levers were moving on me. Once I pulled the pins and rotated the housing, that fixed that issue for me.
  7. cabin_dweller

    cabin_dweller n00b

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    Well, I had to give it a try. My 2010 stock seat is just too soft for a week long ride. I felt like if I just added a piece of plywood up under me it would be more tolerable then that sinking and stuck feeling of the stocker. So I took matters into my own hands. I removed the seat and then the seat cover to reveal the soft foam. I then bought a foam sleeping pad from Wally and proceeded to cut it into shapes that match the seat. I then reassemble the seat with two layers of the new foam added to it (lift kit) and put it back on the bike. I have not tried it out yet, but initial impression is much better on the butt and a little taller. I will be taking it out for a week long ride with my wife next week and I will try to remember to give my ride report.

    To all of you curious folks, I am only 5'9" tall with a 32" pant size and I don't much care for touching the ground when I am on my bike, so I side saddle it if I have too at the light. I swear, some of you spend too much time on your feet. :amazon
  8. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Well, just got back from a 2500km (1500 mile) ride from Calgary out to my new home in Victoria, BC. Me and a couple of friends took the long way and spent a week riding beautiful twisties in perfect weather - got very lucky indeed. The first long (400km) day I had trouble wit he bike stuttering and hesitating in 5th and 6th gears at highway speed. If I was in 5th or 6th at steady speed, say 90-100km and slightly rolled on the throttle to pass someone the big would hesitate, decelerate for a second then pick up. It was kind of hard to ride and just annoying. When I got to my destination I decided to remove the O2 Optimizer I installed along with the Power Commander. After removing it (which only took about 5 minutes) I went out for a test ride and it was perfect again, so obviously some sort f problem there. I wondered about installing it in the first place because it is not shown on Dynojet's web site any more for the Multi, only the 848. I wondered why this was and intended to email them and ask but never got around to it. Anyway, it was easy to remove and ran exceptionally well with just the PCV for the rest of the trip. I put it through it's paces through some great roads (Duffy lake road from Cache Creek to Pemberton is phenomenal) and it never missed a beat, great riding and great fun.

    DD
  9. MitchG

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    Duffy Lake Rd rocks!:D
  10. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Chasing desmodab on Duffy Lake Road:

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    After that, he pretty much disappeared into the distance! :lol3
  11. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Pretty path!
  12. davyjones

    davyjones Been here awhile

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    Picked up my new 2012 MS1200 last weekend and wow, what an amazing bike:deal It replaced my Fat Bob and Road King. Looking forward to my 600 mile oil change so I can rev it up 7500. This bike is great 2 up and handles like a dream. :rofl Got a great deal on her at a local dealer here in MD. With bags it was under $17000 OTD. Very very happy camper!!! :freaky
  13. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    It seems like I read somewhere that the Sargent rear seat was little shorter than the stock rear, giving a bit more cockpit room. Does anyone know if that is the case ?

    Thanks.
  14. KodiakRS

    KodiakRS Adventurer

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    I had a sargent seat on my 2010 and found it to be pretty good. Even with my more than adequate sized posterior.

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    KHVol Long timer

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    Thanks, KodiakRS
  16. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Congratulations, Davy!
  17. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Had a new rear tire and the oil changed yesterday. Weirdly, the fluid in the rear brake was black (I had it flushed) but more bizarrely the pads were worn more than the front. Bear in mind the only time I use the rear is to keep the bike from rolling backwards at a stop. :scratch

    No sign of binding or other reasons for the high wear rate. Very strange. :dunno
  18. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    the dark brake fluid on the Ducati Mulitstrada 1200s is a very well known and written about topic (see Ducati.MS). if you look at your front brake fluid reservoir, it is most probably not dark in color. many (close to all?) believe that it is due to the rear brake fluid reservoir's location (adjacent to a heat source, the cat and motor), and related to the reason for the poorly functioning rear brake (i'm surprised yours keeps the bike from rolling backwards at a stop :lol3). regardless, the only way to fight the fluid from becoming dark so quickly is to use a different type of brake oil (speak to your tech, peruse, etc.), because if not, the same will happen, and happen fast. as for your rear brake pads being worn more than the front (and without use), perhaps the obvious is happening in your case (maybe not binding but caliper/rotor related) but tough for me to say if so, maybe your tech? could help here as well. fwiw, i haven't heard of such happening before.

    i hope you're enjoying your bike.
  19. JNRobert

    JNRobert Breaking Wind

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    Are you kidding me? Best motorcycle I've ever owned :deal

    Sadly, I suspect the rear shock is going to need a rebuild after only 11,000 miles. It's starting to feel a little sagged and bouncy (I have the stock suspension not the Ohlins ESA). Perhaps a replacement Ohlins would be best
  20. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    it is an amazing motorcycle. :thumb