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Old 11-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #4036
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Does that PP look the bollocks or what?
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:35 PM   #4037
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Yes, we all will suffer from PMS (parked motorcycle syndrom) for a couple of months now.. The good thing is that I no have time to clean the bike up properly and surf the internet for some new things to it

Is it an facelifted, Skyhook MTS you have ordered? I was lucky enough to test ride one in Spain this October

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Yes that is the exact one have ordered and they said early December delivery. Also have a few accessories including the termi exhaust on order for it.

I am pretty sure I will strip down the front end in the winter and get the fork tubes anodized in gold (vain) its just the first picture I saw of the bike (below) had gold ones and a few of my other bikes sport gold tubes so I'm going to be a poser and get that done.

I just couldnt resist the paint scheme that matches the beautiful Desmo!


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Old 11-28-2012, 11:20 PM   #4038
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Does that PP look the bollocks or what?

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Old 11-29-2012, 10:23 AM   #4039
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Just a quick headsup on the cost of respringing our Multi's...have checked a few places for the cost of both front and rear....everyone was over $1,000 except for Ducati Greensboro who was $675. Thought that was a very good price.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:09 PM   #4040
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Just a quick headsup on the cost of respringing our Multi's...have checked a few places for the cost of both front and rear....everyone was over $1,000 except for Ducati Greensboro who was $675. Thought that was a very good price.

the rear spring should be around $100, the front springs around $200+.......i can't see labor being anywhere near $700 for that job...maybe i'm wrong.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:29 PM   #4041
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the rear spring should be around $100, the front springs around $200+.......i can't see labor being anywhere near $700 for that job...maybe i'm wrong.
What I was told was 5 hrs labor for the front and 2 hrs for the back at $103 per labor hour, $721 in labor. They described the front as
" the same number of hours as required for complete fork rebuild", believe it at your own risk.

This was the same guy who when asked about the rear brake TSB replied " It's not really a rear brake , Ducati intended it to be a 'rear stabilizer'...." After asking why is the brake fluid black after 2,700 miles, he said he would try to get the TSB approved.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:10 PM   #4042
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Just a quick headsup on the cost of respringing our Multi's...have checked a few places for the cost of both front and rear....everyone was over $1,000 except for Ducati Greensboro who was $675. Thought that was a very good price.
I think I paid about $600, including the purchase of the springs
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Old 11-30-2012, 06:46 AM   #4043
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the rear spring should be around $100, the front springs around $200+.......i can't see labor being anywhere near $700 for that job...maybe i'm wrong.
If you ever sit in a Motorcycle Suspension shop and watch the procedure you may see why. I would not say its a difficult job (if you know the bike, have the correct tools, and know whats involved) but a time consuming.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:01 AM   #4044
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What I was told was 5 hrs labor for the front and 2 hrs for the back at $103 per labor hour, $721 in labor. They described the front as
" the same number of hours as required for complete fork rebuild", believe it at your own risk.
The question is whether you want them to disassemble the fork and drain out all the oil, then replace springs and oil, or just to drop in new springs and leave everything else in place. (AFAIK.)

I remember reading somewhere recently someone from Ohlins saying just dropping in new springs was fine. There would be a bit of oil lost on the springs taken out but not enough to worry about, and you could add a few ccs more to compensate and (I am assuming) measure the oil level before and after, which will be the critical issue as Ohlins relies on the air in the fork resisting compression to prevent harsh bottoming out. (Again, AFAIK.)

Even for the whole disassembly tho, five hours sounds somewhat generous.
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:33 AM   #4045
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Why all the spring swaps on the Ohlins-equipped MTSs?
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:47 AM   #4046
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Why all the spring swaps on the Ohlins-equipped MTSs?
If you weigh more than 180lbs with gear, you need stiffer springs or you end up blowing through the stockers on relatively minor hits.

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Old 11-30-2012, 10:55 AM   #4047
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If you weigh more than 180lbs with gear, you need stiffer springs or you end up blowing through the stockers on relatively minor hits.

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At Laguna Seca this year I was chatting to the Ohlins guy, and the default spring selection is so that you can max preload in Enduro mode, raising the rear ride height, without too much compromise to the ride quality. So the stockers are a compromise with that, along with the rest of the 'bikes sprung for 150lb riders' thing.

Oddly, I was the first guy my local dealer had had swap the springs out, however, and I'm not exactly heavy -- 195 or so in my boxers.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:47 AM   #4048
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At Laguna Seca this year I was chatting to the Ohlins guy, and the default spring selection is so that you can max preload in Enduro mode, raising the rear ride height, without too much compromise to the ride quality. So the stockers are a compromise with that, along with the rest of the 'bikes sprung for 150lb riders' thing.

Oddly, I was the first guy my local dealer had had swap the springs out, however, and I'm not exactly heavy -- 195 or so in my boxers.
That explains why mine turned so much better after increasing the rear preload...rear ride height
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:37 PM   #4049
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At Laguna Seca this year I was chatting to the Ohlins guy, and the default spring selection is so that you can max preload in Enduro mode, raising the rear ride height, without too much compromise to the ride quality. So the stockers are a compromise with that, along with the rest of the 'bikes sprung for 150lb riders' thing.

Oddly, I was the first guy my local dealer had had swap the springs out, however, and I'm not exactly heavy -- 195 or so in my boxers.
Interesting. I wonder how the Sachs with Skyhook will work across the four riding modes. Which will the compromises be with a two-stage spring and the skyhook system. Besides the obvious possible compromises of the electronics and the related systems, or the newness of it, that one may assume will exist. I'm just wondering about performance of the system across the range.
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Old 11-30-2012, 12:55 PM   #4050
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If you ever sit in a Motorcycle Suspension shop and watch the procedure you may see why. I would not say its a difficult job (if you know the bike, have the correct tools, and know whats involved) but a time consuming.
i've seen it done. changing out the fork springs on that bike is not a time intensive procedure as one of the other posters mentioned. having said that, i appreciate what you're saying.
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