Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    My gas gauge behaves the same, always has. It takes awhile to register full then stays at full for too long and then becomes accurate at about a half tank. It then is very accurate down to zero.

    As far as tires go - you can get tkc80s in 17 inch sizes. I never tried them, but they probably work pretty well. I did put many dirt miles on Dunlop 606s and they do well on hard pack dirt but not soft stuff.
  2. PAFarkle

    PAFarkle Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. I plan to call my dealer this week and see if they have had to deal with this before. Hoping they will order a new sensor before I take the bike. Otherwise it can wait till the dead of winter. I WILL NOT be with out my bike for a week or 2!! My warranty goes till the end of Feb so I have time. I can also say that I have found it to be very accurate. I have bad habit of when it gets to 2 bars or so I follow the "mile to go" to find a gas station. On a recent trip I was down to 2 or 3 miles. I put in 5.19 gal. I was never so happy to see a fuel pump:clap
  3. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Pro Italia was quick and easy. Also ordered up a set of Angel GTs and have an appt tomorrow for install. 6500 miles is about all I am going to get out of my Conti Trail Attaks.
  4. zvez

    zvez Adventurer

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    you'll love the angel gts. They work well in wet, on twisties and last forever, I've got nearly 7k and still a ton of miles left on them!

  5. PAFarkle

    PAFarkle Been here awhile

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    I currently have a Angel GT rear, about 4500 miles so far. Im guessing it has around 2000 miles left in it. Its been a great tire. Ive ridden it through lots if twisty roads and the wet traction is amazing. I wanna try the GT front, but I have a Dunlop RoadSmart II on the front right now, sitting on 9200 miles. It will hit 10k miles. Its been amazing as well. I might just do the Dunlop on the front again.
  6. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I installed Angel GTs front and rear after going thru' a set of PR2s. I'm /really/ liking the combo -- I've much better front end feel, I think, and much happier with the turn in. I think the best tyres I had were Q2s, but they didn't last terribly long on it.

    I may be a convert from the PR2, and I've had those on several other bikes. Angel GT is really damn nice.
  7. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    Haven't posted about my BASE 2010 MTS in a long time. I have two quick updates.

    Yesterday, I turned over 25,000 miles. Bike is still running good. Although I think there is a small oil leak some where... I'm still happy with my purchase, especially with the extended warranty. My only regret is that my job for the past two years hasn't allowed enough riding time. I really want to take another few week trip on her bad.

    Last week I ordered some Ohlins goodies. Apparently Ohlins now makes a traditional mechanical cartridge kit for the forks. It should arrive next week. I also ordered the normal TTX shock. I'll report back on the "new" kit, once it gets installed and I get some miles under them. I figured a full suspension upgrade was in order. I was holding out for Ohlins to annouce a new "full" active suspension that would be a replacement or upgrade for the first years of MTS. Ohlins had some prototypes, but it sounds like a product that will not make it to market. I wish it would though.
  8. marret

    marret Transient

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    Yes, please post your findings. I have a 10 MTS ABS and am interested as well. Still loving my bike, just now at 15k miles and about to have the first major service done.
  9. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    So my rear brake has worked better than ever since the "memo" was released by Ducati and my dealer performed the process...this after 5 bleeds, a new line kit and a new rear master cylinder.
    However, he also found the front ABS sensor wiring had long since worn through...strangely enough, never got a single ABS light.
    Just a weak to the point of not even holding the bike on a hill rear brake.

    Aside from that, the *only* other issue I have had with my 2012 S Touring is that every now and then (maybe a total of 6 or 7 times now), the bike just dies at a stop light.
    No...I am not dumping the clutch lol. But I will roll up to a stop sign or light and pull in the clutch and the bike just dies.
    Starts right back up and no lights come on to indicate a problem.

    Temps don't seem to make a difference as it has happened at 103* ambient and at 49* ambient.
  10. Dave.0

    Dave.0 Been here awhile

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    My 2010 did this up to the 600 mile service pretty regularly. If I recall correctly, the fix was to adjust the air bleed screws on the throttle bodies. I didn't do it so I can't comment further, but its only stalled a few times in the next 30k miles.
  11. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Thanks for the info.
    I should hit the 15k mile mark before the snow flies so I will have my dealer look at that when it goes in for the service.
  12. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Had mine in for the 22,500 mile service. Apparently there wa a reflash to install. They installed the ABS one on my non-ABS bike. Now apparently it's locked up......


    Anyone want to give me a ride home? :cry:huh 35 miles so I won't be walking.....
  13. marty_uiuc

    marty_uiuc moran

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    finally got a new black key to replace the one i lost nearly a month ago. the service writer was kind enough to not charge for programming the key.
  14. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Well...

    That sucks. Mine's going in for 22500 really soon after this weekend. Hadn't heardabout the reflash; was going to do this one myself...
  15. Ramv

    Ramv Been here awhile

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    Yeah. Talked to the service manager yesterday. Apparently they have got it to where its running but flashing a check engine light and "module missing" or something along that lines in the right hand display. Apparently it won't accept another flash. They are going to try working on it again next week. Had to cancel my weekend ride (my wife won't ride on the KTM).


    They tried the flash on another 2010 with no problems so not sure the reason for the issues.:huh:huh

    They did successfully change the oil and put on the new chain and sprocket set.
  16. PAFarkle

    PAFarkle Been here awhile

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    Currently I have a set of the Ducati Panniers for my MTS 1200. I am kicking around the idea of getting a set of aluminum cases such as the touratech zega pro or the hepco&becker cases. Ive been doing more and more off roading and like the extra protection those cases would offer over the plastic cases in the event of a tip over. I am just wondering if anyone has fitted up any other pannies besides the ducati ones? Thoughts? Pictures?
  17. batoutoflahonda

    batoutoflahonda Long timer

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    I've seen the 31L Zegas on the MTS. The rack system is very beefy. But the 31s are pretty small. Maybe 6" or 7" inside. Haven't seen inside dimensions for for their cases on the site. Just overall width on the bike. So might want to call on that.

    Some thing to keep in mind tho, extra protection for the cases, yes. But that force has to go some where, and that can be the sub frame. So if that is the main reason for getting them, I prefer a rack system and soft bags. Plus if you rip the mounts off hard bags, you are pretty much screwed. The Zegs are very nice tho.
  18. jimmex

    jimmex Guero con moto

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    Hard Aluminum cases will break your leg if they fall on it. Soft bags much safer.
  19. Goss

    Goss LC8 Adventurer

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    Bought the Zega Pros in 38 liter black and the rack system for my 2012 Pikes Peak. The right side Touratech bracket hit the canister bracket for the full Termi system exhaust canister hanger. Caused the entire rack to be slightly crooked which could not be adjusted out. Touratech informed me the rack was not made to fit the 1200 Multi with the full Termi. Bummer. They took the rack back and I put the Zega Pros on my 950S. Using stockers on the Multi again.
  20. KHVol

    KHVol Long timer

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    Actualy they act like a straight edge on which to break your leg. Get your foot caught in a hole or in sand, have it dragged back a bit under the aluminum cans and it is a quick break.