Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    26k on mine. I am currently experiencing the CEL and oil pressure light slightly illuminating with other lights. I had my master cylinder for the clutch replaced as it had a small hole. Other than that, no problems. Still loving the bike.

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  2. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Keep an eye on this thread and see if it develops. Ultra high milers are pretty rare as the bike has only been around for three, going on four years. Mid-milers are more common.
  3. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    I was going to do the valves/flush myself, but with this coolant thing I'm glad I didn't. Really wanted to push the valve service to winter. I put 3K a month on in just commute miles. One of the reasons I didn't take the bike on my 8K cross country trip was because of the service. It would have meant the service would have been done twice a year. If one isn't able to do it themselves (or in my case, has the time) that adds up quick at $1500.00 a pop. (toss in tires and chains, scarey /year $$$) From what I've heard at the dealer, the valves are like most shimmed valves in that once they bed in, they go quite a ways before needing re-shimming. So I'm going to monitor them and see if that's the case. Stay tuned.

    Still a fun comfy bike to ride. So still like the thing. But it ain't going to get pampered. When it went in for tires sitting next to all the other shinny owner owned Ducs, mine looks like a semi truck in the winter with cord showing for tires. Hope Ducati knew what it was getting into by wooing old BMW riders away with sex and power.
  4. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    22k.

    Valve service was expensive, but I had it resprung at the same time.

    Did have the coolant eating the exhaust valve, so new radiator and both cylinder heads under warranty. That was huge, and it was in the shop for a /while/.

    Also had the clutch slave go out, replaced under warranty.
  5. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    What was the symptom for that? I'm starting to wonder if I have a similar issue, since I seem to lose clutch engagement in about 300 miles.

    Pulled and replaced the crush washers on the slave and bled it as the 'cheap and fast' hope that they weren't sealing quite right, but we'll see if that holds.
  6. t-bills

    t-bills mcs are dangerous

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    Clutch lever would get air in it. Every 2000 miles or so I would have to bleed it as the lever would be down to about half of its throw. The first half wouldn't do anything- dead lever. If you are having troubles with the clutch staying engaged, the problem is not with the master and probably not with the slave. It sounds like time for new clutch plates or have a problem with pressure plate springs. Just my opinion. I would be surprised if your plates are worn out though at 22k miles. Have you spent substantial time off road slipping it?
  7. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    I have about 33500 miles on mine, its an early 2010. Standard scheduled maintenance, tires, new chain and sprockets at 28k. It hasn't had any recent issues. It went throught all the early reflash stuff, but that never really seemed to change anything to me. Mine never really suffered from poor fueling. The biggest issue was the DES preload error, which required a few trips to the dealer and eventually a new shock ECU. It has been good for another 15k miles. Other than that the rear brake still sucks. I had the recall thing done, and its a little better, but it still needs to be bled every few thousand miles. I've dropped it on both sides and have the wobbly pannier thing, but they still work fine. I recently moved to 7000 feet from Dallas so my riding has changed. I used to take big trips just to get out of Texas, and now I take more day trips. Its a little down on power at altitude, but it seems somehow more useable. Its sharing duty with 3 other bikes so I don't expect to pile on the mileage, but for any over night trip or if I'm actually trying to get somewhere its my go to bike. Still loving it. I can't imaging getting rid of it anytime soon.:D
  8. Flightar

    Flightar Been here awhile

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    I've put 6K on mine since late March...zero issues.
  9. AKjitsu

    AKjitsu Been here awhile

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    Rear brake work-around: Hang a 15 or 20 pound weight on the brake pedal while it's parked overnight. Will give you the same result as a bleed: A week +/or 1,000 miles before things start to degenerate. Why it works? I don't know. But it works.
  10. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    I tried that. No help on mine. The rear brake is a problem for me because I'm a trail braking kinda guy. With the long suspension it really feels weird getting a lot of dive before a corner, where before I would load the suspension with the rear brake. So use the engine to do so now. Feels sloppy to me tho and the bike wanted to run ride in the apex with no rear brake to bring it back in or fine tune the corner. Oddly, getting the stock tires off (Scorpions?) helped the corning a lot. And I am not a tire guy. Cheap and holding air are my two criteria. Usually if they are flat I think it's just me.
  11. dwike

    dwike like you stole it!

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    And EBC HH pads! Major improvement!
  12. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Selling my FJR to hopefully get a Multi next year sometime. Some buzz about some Skyhook errors. What the hell?
  13. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Nope. Same symptoms as you have, actually. Already replaced the slave, thanks to it leaking. Checking to see if I had crush washer issues, but it was basically nothing for the bulk of the lever travel within 300 miles after bleeding it.

    Sounds like -- as I was afraid -- master is the next place to look.
  14. KR8NKAOS

    KR8NKAOS Adventurer

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    I reckon I like! :freaky
  15. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    Picked mine up from the shop Saturday. Went in for the 15K, and glad I didn't do it myself. Here's why:

    The did the SB on the coolant which plugged the radiator. New radiator. The fuel gauge was going from full to half to full. They found the sending unit bad and replaced the sender. But the tank inserts spun. So got a new tank and side panels. The new sender was for a 2013, an improved version, so they had to reflash the dash computer. The update wasn't compatible with the 2012 dash computer and sent it into a fit. Guess the horn was going off and wouldn't stop. So after much finger pointing as to who ordered the wrong part, they got a "classified" email from Ducati saying that the update was not released yet that it wasn't compatible with the 2012 dash computer. Kinda a funny story. But got a new dash computer which took care of the engine light coming on with any other light and the key fob works better. They only had it a week, so not to bad.

    The valves were spot on tho, so no adjusting.

    Over all a good experience. I like it when the service manager tells humorous anecdotes about working on it. Far better than BMW dragging you into the interrogation room to find out what you did to the bike (Nine! vee do not believe you *whack*). Over at Ducati its more like "We're surprised it made it this far. Here, have some vino" That's a joke guys.
  16. anonny

    anonny What could go wrong?

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    Anyone else getting "throttle position errors"? Mine started doing it on our trip to Laguna Seca and plagued me for 2 weeks. Dealer cant find any error codes, the thing just shows TPS error on the dash and it goes to an idle with no response to opening the throttle.

    Pull over and reboot and its good until the next time it decides to do it again.
  17. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Any thoughts ona good place to get replacement oem parts? My dumb self forgot to turn the bars when I parked it in the garage this afternoon and broke the left side mirror stem off when I closed the door.

    This is after lending it to my boss who took it on a 2000 mile ride through Utah, Wyoming and Colorado. He really seemed to like it, had a few error lights which made for interesting phone calls (fuel sensor and key) but otherwise it seemed like a good trip. Need new tires, probably a chain and definitely a mirror :cry with 22,000 miles on it. Reliability has been good so far.
  18. zvez

    zvez Adventurer

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    I do most of my online parts ordering from www.proitalia.com they also have online parts manuals so you can get the parts numbers and order online, Fast service.

    Another choice is http://www.commoto.com/ similar setup to proitalia.

  19. PAFarkle

    PAFarkle Been here awhile

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    Just got back from 940 miles in 2 days through all kinds of terrain. Super slab, long sweeping curves, tight twisties, single lane half pavenment half dirt roads and even about 25 miles of complete off road. I wish there was more off road inspired tires for the 1200 MTS. I think it would be great fun in endure mode with off road type tires. After my last trip a few weeks ago, 3300 miles in 10 days, I kicked around the idea of getting a new bike. What was I thinkin?? I really love this bike!! Ive had it 18 months now and have just a touch under 21000 miles. Its treated me awesome so far. A few sets of tires, a new chain, 2 headlight bulbs and regular service. I did however notice something today and yesterday I am curious if anyone else had seen. When I refueled, the bar gauge was way off. I didn't notice till about 10 miles after the gas station, but at that point it was showing half full. Then over the next 30 or miles it climbed up to full. Then it didn't show a drop till I had done nearly 70 miles. Showed my range at 235 miles after I already did 70. Any idea what could be going on? I follow my trip meter more then the gauge, but it is still under warranty so why not get it fixed if it is a problem, right?
  20. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    Fuel sensor.

    More.

    Seems to afflict a few: not a frequent problem, but not unknown either.