Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    “Bike is in great condition body has small scratches. The big thing is that the timing belt snapped on it and the top end of the motor needs to be replaced. Other than that great bike. Garage kept all winter.”

    Ouch. I think this guy is dreaming if he thinks this bike is worth 8k with a busted motor.
    26,000 miles
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  2. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Lol. It's worth 8k with a running motor.
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  3. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    I paid 1100 for my last desmo service, that also included the valve/belts as well as new tires AND a chain.

    $1500 should only happen if they need to shim everything.
  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    Two years ago the NADA value of my Pikes was over $15,000 bank counter offered me more than I asked for buying it.
  5. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I’m paying significantly more than that even at NM shop rates. I think last one was $1700, actually, though not at the Duc dealer.
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  6. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    You bought all of their tools then. The dealer I used to use In Albuquerque shut down years ago (PJs) no idea what is left without going up to Denver.....the shops in El Paso where all shit.
  7. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    Haven’t heard of any Multistradas actually breaking the timing belts, although I haven’t been paying much attention. Any chance that the valves just need replacing or is it much more likely the cylinder, head and piston are all destroyed?
  8. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig They call me... Huckajawea

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    Homeboy probably never ever changed the belts.
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  9. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    I used to use PJs — they were just down the street, but they weren’t cheap either. Then had Desert Desmo do it.

    I know they had the tooling :) did a good job. I actually take it to Triumph now because of the crew there — it’s a lot of the old PJ people who I have personal relationships with
  10. smokeeater495

    smokeeater495 Been here awhile

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    Has anyone done a Decat on these bikes? I have a 2011 Multistrada S Touring. Looking to reduce heat back by the rear brake reservoir as it's really hard on the brake fluid. Will this require ECU reflash?
  11. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    I did the full system Termignoni on my 2016 1200S Touring, which replaces the cat. It came with the up-map key, so I'd say any decat would require the ECU flashed to accommodate the differences in fuelling. Made an impressive difference with mine.
  12. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I hear the argument about brake fluid getting hot because it's near the cat all the time. I honestly doubt it's a factor. Even the cheapest brake fluid has a boiling point of about 450 degrees F. It's designed to get got. I doubt brake fluid reservoir located 5-6 inches from the cat that is partially covered by the heat shield can get more than lukewarm hot. Rear brake in the Multi simply sucks because it's poorly designed. Bleed it often and remove caliper when you bleed.

    By the way I used to run decat (for other reasons) and while the bike runs marginally better with proper mapping it was deafening. I'm back to stock cat with different maps, still runs as good, not crazy loud and I'm not polluting. Win Win Win .
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  13. Lee113

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    Charlie, you’ll need to check out my new replacement for the GS... :-)
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  14. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig They call me... Huckajawea

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    Yes. Mine came with the full Termi + upmap. I know others who have used the Leo Vince mid-pipe and kept the OEM tips. Most did a re-map. Worth it.

    I noticed my rear brake fluid much longer. But then again, this is a sport bike with monster front brake and I rarely need to use the rear brake.

    Eww, gross. Wrong thread. :D
  15. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Haha!

    I figured that was you. :) I’ll look forward to seeing it soon.
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    SMIFFXC Been here awhile

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    We lost our local dealer a couple years ago. It's way to far to the next nearest one so if I ever replace my Multi I believe this will be the bike. Love this paint scheme. Enjoy.
  17. Baggi'tard

    Baggi'tard If I don't answer I'm ridin' or shootin' Supporter

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    I "think" you might be on the wrong bike thread..:bash
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  18. Samtech79

    Samtech79 Two wheeled lunatic

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    +1 on the termi and upmap. Runs better, seems to throw off less heat too.
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  19. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    The Upmap sucked on my bike with the full tremi

    Felt like it had carbs with the pilots too big, bogged and coughed till 3500-4000rpm then went lean and took off smoothly.

    I added a bleeder to the rear circuit on the ABS module (amusingly the the original caliper bleeder from the crappy P4s) and my bakes very rarely need to be bleed.
  20. expatbrit

    expatbrit Still pretty much a n00b.

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    Did it fit under the seat? I tried that with a speed bleeder and ended up having to totally rebleed at the caliper after replacing it with the stock banjo