Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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  1. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Got mine back last night.
    Was told to give her a few hundred miles before flogging her once more.

    So far, things I notice different...
    1. Shifting seems more positively firm than before the rebuild.
    2. Start-up on cold morning (below freezing today) seems easier and idles up quicker than before.
    3. The front end has FAR less dive with the 7.5s in the forks. Front end feel is leaps and bounds above the stock springs.
    The rear spring firms up quicker than before on hard acceleration...so the front end comes up easier (but I have been taking it easy...:evil)
  2. Pampero

    Pampero Verbose Adventurer

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    I don't know about wheelies, but after I had the heavier springs installed in mine, I thought it was transformed. I'm used to it now, but my initial impressions were great, especially in respect to brake dive and pogoing.

    No loss of comfort or compliance, either.
  3. ZLTFUL

    ZLTFUL Optimistic Pessimist

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    Exact same here. Much more solid feeling.
  4. Shizoku

    Shizoku Been here awhile

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    Received this today from Ducati....

    Replacement of Multistrada 1200 S rear accelerometer <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

    Dear David,

    Please be informed that an update is available for your Ducati Multistrada 1200 S (VIN n° ZDM12BSW........).

    Continuous quality control of the product has led us to observe that the rear accelerometer cable of your motorcycle's DSS (Ducati Skyhook Suspension) suspension system may malfunction. In the event that this occurs, the suspension system will continue to operate. However, the suspension will function in a "Fail Safe" mode, where it will perform in such a way that maintains performance and safety. In "Fail Safe" mode the semi-active control is deactivated, and the suspension operates utilizing a standardized compression and rebound setting set by the manufacturer.

    Your Dealer has been provided with the resources necessary to replace the part with a redesigned component. This update is free of charge, and takes approximately 45 minutes. Please contact your Dealer to book an appointment.

    Please be reminded that Ducati Customer Service is available should you require assistance. You can reach a representative by dialing 408-253-0499 opt. 1, or by using the contact form on-line.

    We would like to take this opportunity to send you our very best wishes.<o:p></o:p>

    The Ducati Service Team<o:p></o:p>

    Mine had already been done by Pro Italia in LA. Easy fix. They installed a new sensor, new cable, and rerouted the cable to allow some play in the line.
    Runs like a champ again.

    Dave In Valencia
  5. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    My dealer called yesterday & I got a package from Italy, I hope it's not fragile. A little Christmas story humor? The 2014 multistrada touring S will come home on Monday.... Side note= I got a little off track because I had to rent 2 different touring 2014 Harley's for 2 road trips & If HD wasn't such dicks they would have sold me 1. I even called 6 dealers & they wanted full MSRP +freight & shipping. Umm no. Then I rode the multistrada on track & came home & ordered 1 :) I really believe that with my fast riding style the multi is perfect or me. The HDs do great on American highways but not enough power for this guy.
  6. Willie B

    Willie B Been here awhile

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    I installed 7.5nm springs up front, replaced the stock rear spring for Ohlins upgraded rear, installed their new SCU and had the sag set. This completely transformed my bike as well. The front seems more sure footed and the bike seems to have better drive out of the corners and will easily loft the front when hammering out of a corner. Definitely the best money I've spent on the bike. I also installed Tuneboy's software at the same time. The bike runs and handles as it should have originally. Not to say there was anything wrong with the bike, but doing these mods has nicely sorted the bike to my liking.
  7. desmodab

    desmodab Oversized Canuck

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    Hey Willie - did you install those front springs yourself? Sounds like it. If so, was it hard and where did you find the instructions or guidelines?? Last thing - do you have an Ohlins part number for the 7.5nm springs?

    I haven't even looked yet so sorry if it's obvious, I should have a look on Ducati.ms but thought I'd just ask.

    Thx in advance!

    DD
  8. Willie B

    Willie B Been here awhile

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    I had the dealer install the fronts and the rear along with several other things that were done. The front and rear springs were ordered from Ohlins USA. The Ohlins part# for the 75nm fork springs is 04802-75. These had a retail price of $149. PM me for contact info if you're interested.

    http://www.motorcycleinfo.co.uk/index.cfm?fa=contentGeneric.qsconequekcvtgsq&pageId=4636364
  9. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Well my multistrada came in last Friday & they hooked it up to computer & the rear wheel sensor recall popped up & they won't let bike leave until recall has been fixed. My dealer had to order part. Anybody have experience with time it takes for part to come in?
  10. Willie B

    Willie B Been here awhile

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    Did they get it from another dealer? This has been going on for a while and I would have thought Ducati would have been shipping bikes with the new sensors?
  11. Shizoku

    Shizoku Been here awhile

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    Yep, had mine done at Pro Italia, Glendale, CA. Didn't take long. The problem is the way the cable to the sensor was routed at the factory. Not enough play in the line, when the suspension goes to full extension, or something like that, the cable tightens to the point it pulls on the sensor and ruins it.
    I'm surprised that since your bike hasn't hit the street, that they just don't reroute the cable. Easy fix. I guess once it's a recall issue, they are mandated to replace the sensor and cable, even though the sensor hasn't gone out yet.
    Anyway, it's a quick and simple fix. Pro Italia was aware of the issue ahead of the recall and stocked the parts accordingly, so when I went in, they already knew about the issue and were prepared for it.

    Dave In Valencia
  12. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Get what from another dealer? Anyway. The bike was brand new 2014 & not from another dealer. The part I assume comes from Italy? I knew the error started popping up on 2013s so I was surprised that my 2014 didn't already have it switched out.
  13. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Do you have a 2013 or 2014?
  14. Shizoku

    Shizoku Been here awhile

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    2013 Granturismo. Mine went out after a wheelie. Showed a DSS Error.
    Called the dealer, they immediately said..."come on down". They had the parts, I dropped off the bike, took the wife to Old Towne Pasadena for food and shopping, came back a few hours later...bike was done and like new.
    They even threw in the 7500 mile service for 100 bucks and chalked my brake fluid change up on a warranty card, so cost me nothing for that.
    Love Pro Italia:clap

    Dave In Valencia
  15. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a great dealership.
  16. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    I picked up my 2014 today!!!!! I love it already,120 mile ride home. I'm riding all day tomorrow it's going to be 78 degrees!!!
  17. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    Super fun bikes, that's for sure. :deal

    Congrats and enjoy!
  18. Shizoku

    Shizoku Been here awhile

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    It only gets better:evil
    I've had mine since May and coming up on 9K miles.
    You literally just can't stay off the damn thing, it's that frickin fun:clap

    Dave In Valencia

    PS...let's talk about Alaska June 2015
  19. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Alaska is on my bucket list. I'm down. 2014 would be great but I feel I need more time to plan. 2015 sounds about right.
  20. aceonthebeach3

    aceonthebeach3 Been here awhile

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    Hey guys. Question for you elders that have had multi for awhile. Does the seat get any better? I felt it could be better. It feels really hard to me. Anybody felt same way? Does it "break in" & get softer? Or live with it or buy different seat?