Ducati MultiStrada 1200

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

  1. Baroquenride

    Baroquenride Everyone dies, but not everyone truly lives.

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    I bought a 2014 Pikes Peak last week and haven't had a chance to ride it- I've been so busy lately. I came from a 2008 Hypermotard S that was a one trick pony for me and hoping that this MTS is much more practical for long distance as well as day rides. Perhaps I'll even try it out on forest roads to see how it handles that, but I've got other bikes much more suitable for that. Anyway, I'm sure I'll have lots of questions in the future.
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  2. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Smoove, Smoove like velvet.

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    The pre-2014s the answer to the rear brakes was putting a bleeder on the ABS unit on the rear circuit as that is the high point.

    Works a treat.
  3. Azturbomini

    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    What is the secret in getting the brake lever pin back into the master cylinder plunger? The plunger collapses and I can't get it to go back over the pin. 20201017_181745.jpg
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    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    This is what I mean. 20201017_202925.jpg
  5. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    That's just a rubber dust boot. Gently pry it over with a little dentist pick. I actually use tiny tweezers to pull it over.
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  6. Azturbomini

    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    I've got both and was afraid of tearing the darn thing. Is it easier to do once it's already installed or before it's fully installed?
  7. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Either way, it pops back really easy. I usually do it before.
  8. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Even easier, you can pull the entire boot off and press it in around the perimeter after the lever is installed.
  9. Azturbomini

    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    So you can pop the rubber boot out of the master cylinder correct?
  10. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Yes, it's just lightly pressed in.
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  11. Azturbomini

    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yes that's definitely the way to do it!
    Thank you sir!
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    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    Yeah it's me again.

    I noticed both of my rear blinkers were loose and dropping a good 1/2"-3/4" so I took the lower fender plate loose to get at the nuts to tighten them only to find out, there are no nuts! The rubber stalks are just sandwiched between the upper and lower plastic fender pieces. Has anyone else had this issue and if so what did you do to fix it?

    Thanks 20201020_205821.jpg
  13. SMIFFXC

    SMIFFXC Been here awhile

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    CustomLED tail light w/integrated signals and put the blinkers in a box in the garage. Extremely bright and flashes when brake is applied so the idiots coming up behind us can't say they didn't see it. Everyone I ride with is very impressed with how bright it is. You just need to make plugs for the blinker holes.
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  14. twerth

    twerth Adventurer

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    sibyrnes Been here awhile Supporter

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    I had the same problem. The solution is new spacers(rubber stalks) - part # 713.1.470.2A
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    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    This is something I'm interested in doing. Any particular manufacturer you recommend?
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    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    I appreciate the link as there's some other good info there also.
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    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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    My local shop has a pair set back for me. For $16 I'll take a chance.

    Thank you
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    SMIFFXC Been here awhile

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    Azturbomini Been here awhile Supporter

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