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Old 01-20-2014, 08:57 PM   #5386
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...Also, the GT has the larger windshield, which is an expensive plus, so I'd recommend a CalSci large for $200 to your door. Just order it now and get it over with. the standard windshield is a turbulence factory unless you are 5'8 with a 33" inseam.

Hope this helps.
I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam so I guess I'll be fine.

Been riding around behind a Madstad screen for the past year so I've become quite spoiled in my little bubble of clean air. I often ride around at freeway speeds with my visor up. During my 5 week test ride on the Mutli I learned that the stock screen was not all that great but that was part of what made riding the Multi so visceral. I recall one night riding home when it actually poured rain (rare occurrence in NM outside of Monsoon season). I couldn't go more than about 15 seconds without needing to wipe my visor with my glove to keep it clear enough to see where I was going.

And to the rest of you - thanks for all the opinions. I find it helpful to hear the various experiences.
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Old 01-20-2014, 09:06 PM   #5387
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So who has the highest amout of miles and how is it holding up?
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:32 PM   #5388
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know anybody interested in a very nice 2012?

I'm selling my 2012 Multi S Touring and I think it's pretty well set up. I don't want to give it away, but I don't think $17k is too much to ask based on what's on it. If I can answer any questions or be of any further assistance, please email or call me, danny@n2pub.com 864-477-9866

2012 Mulistrada Sport Touring
Fresh Michelin Power 3s
Crg mirrors
termignoni exhaust and ecu with custom tune by moto forza
airbox mod with BMC filter
DP seat (rider & passenger)
DP carbon fiber front fender
eagle screens hiss flaps
Eagle screens small screen
california scientific medium windscreen
evotech tail tidy
rozoma track 77 rear signals
speedy moto frame sliders
bags connection quick release city bag
12v aux. Plug just under handlebar
powder coated skid pans
assorted other stuff here and there
all stock equipment on hand as well.

If it is absolutely unacceptable to post bikes for sale in the bike forum would somebody just reply and I'll yank it. We're such a small community I figured it would be a good route to find friends of owners... thanks in advance for your help!










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Old 01-22-2014, 10:55 AM   #5389
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I've owned a 2013 ST for a year now in Seattle as a daily driver, 8k on the clock (read: haven't been able to get away for those two long trips a year as planned.). This is my first Duc, after owning Triumphs and Hondas and having ridden everything else (except for an MV ... no point). Love my bike, and if I were to do it over again I'd do the Pike's Peak for 3 specific reasons:
1. Resale: folks love the carbon bits and the cache of the PP.
2. Performance: the single performance gain of the PP are the wheels... gorgeous, lighter, awesome.The rest are just, well, farkle.
3. I fuggin; hate the factory side bags, love the top box, and all are WAAAAAY overpriced.

Everything about Skyhook, etc, is true. I change modes every ride.

Now for your specific questions:
GT vs ST: if you went with the GT you'd get HUGE bags that still are that GIVI shit. Terrible design. If you actually want useful luggage look at what the GS guys do and copy it. Also, the GT has the larger windshield, which is an expensive plus, so I'd recommend a CalSci large for $200 to your door. Just order it now and get it over with. the standard windshield is a turbulence factory unless you are 5'8 with a 33" inseam.

Crash Bars: We have two shops very close to me and both say the same: Altrider can threaten the block with the bobbins concentrating the force on one point on the frame,and that they all crack when they tip over hard. Altrider will replace for free. The Duc ones work well for that specific zone, but still don't perform as well as the GS's crash bars to protect the bike. This is the single mod I haven't done and will do, just haven't taken the plunge.

Barkbusters: get 'em. A gentle tip over will cost you ~$125 for a new brake or clutch lever and that plastic hand guard is $30 if you don't bugger up the LEDs.

Extra lights: too many threads to count on this topic, including my own. Answer: yes, more lights are good and make a difference. Regardless of light or location I wouldn't do it at all without the Skene IQ 175 and Aux switch to control beam. My install here: http://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multi...pic-heavy.html

GPS: Navihalter.

Hope this helps.
1. HEATED GRIPS.HEATED GRIPS.HEATED GRIPS.HEATED GRIPS.HEATED GRIPS.No matter which model you get make sure they are factory installed. I added Hippo Hands to the mix and have been wonderfully comfortable wearing my Held Perforated summer gloves all winter. Amazing combo that looks idiotic (but I'm in a Yellow Aerostitch, so looking "cool" went out the window a long time ago).

2. GPS: While I glibly tossed out Navihalter as a mount I'm going to try out an IPad Mini cellular with a waterproof Lifeproof case and a RAM mount to the fork crown. Costs about the same as the factory garmin setup, AND it's an iPad. Paid $15 for an offline GPS program (read: i don't need internet access, I just need the gps signal). Stay tuned.
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:18 PM   #5390
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Amazing combo that looks idiotic (but I'm in a Yellow Aerostitch, so looking "cool" went out the window a long time ago).
We need pictures - I gotta see this.
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Old 01-24-2014, 06:37 AM   #5391
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my gps mount solution is klr-ish (read: low-buck) but it works for me. i bought a cheap garmin gps and zip-tied the mount to the handlebar clamp. then i bought a 12v automotive outlet with a rubber cap, wired it to the factory gps outlet under the left fairing and mounted it on the handlebar. the touch screen responds to gloved hands which was an unexpected bonus.

the gps is of course not waterproof, but if it does start to rain i'll simply slip a plastic bag over the whole thing and put a rubberband around it all to keep it somewhat protected. this is the solution that is on my multi and the wife's bmw. we simply keep the gps unit in the house or top box and mount it when we need it. it has worked out well enough so far, and living in san diego we rarely see much rain.

if it all goes sideways and the GPS gets trashed, we'll just buy another one. $125 or so at walmart really isn't much, when compared to a dedicated motorcycle gps at over $600.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:02 PM   #5392
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You will likely find that $17k is too close to new price to get many takers. Unfortunately all those awesome farkles add about $1 to the value of your bike unless you happen to sell it to your twin brother who loves everything you do.
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Old 01-24-2014, 04:17 PM   #5393
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Hi all -

More generally, I didn't notice any bars around the dash area to mount a GPS unit via RAM mount or a similar pipe/bar for mounting an Escort or the like. How are people handling this? Is the handlebar the only option?


Thanks for any insight you can give.





This one is from Gadget Guy and has worked well. It wasn't the most inexpensive option, but is well made and everything fits nicely. There were two bar options, I chose the longer of the two and mounted the radar detector along side. At least I know where I am when I get a ticket
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Old 01-25-2014, 12:39 AM   #5394
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This one is from Gadget Guy and has worked well.
+1. I have a gadget guy mount as well. Happy with it.

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Old 01-25-2014, 06:20 PM   #5395
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Nice set-up

I like that set-up, but what are those "wings" on your bike? What shield are you using?
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:06 AM   #5396
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I like that set-up, but what are those "wings" on your bike? What shield are you using?
Those wings are ones I made. They have been replaced by an Eagle Screens, out of Austrailia, set. There has been much discussion and a long threads on ducati.ms about "hiss flaps".

The screen and screen carrier/adapter are from Palmer Products in the UK. I'm not tall, 68", but I use this set up in the lowest position and it creates a nice pocket for me. Some noise but very little to no buffeting. The carrier/adapter pushes the screen forward and allows fore-aft adjustment.

For all wind, noise, buffeting, etc. YMMV.
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Old 01-26-2014, 11:25 AM   #5397
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This one is from Gadget Guy and has worked well. It wasn't the most inexpensive option, but is well made and everything fits nicely. There were two bar options, I chose the longer of the two and mounted the radar detector along side. At least I know where I am when I get a ticket
What radar detector do you use, is that a standard power outlet, and what mount?
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #5398
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I have a question about the MTS ergos. I've only owned sportbikes and standards and love the way their ergos allow for great handling. How does the multi and sitting up high like that effect things? Is there a benfit in the confidence it gives you or is it strictly for comfort?
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:10 PM   #5399
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I have a question about the MTS ergos. I've only owned sportbikes and standards and love the way their ergos allow for great handling. How does the multi and sitting up high like that effect things? Is there a benfit in the confidence it gives you or is it strictly for comfort?
The MTS is the fastest, easiest, most fun bike I've ever owned. Worth every cent. I came off a ZZR1200 that I'd owned for 11 years. Loved that bike. It was still sporty, but allowed for a less aggressive riding position. However, over the years my back/neck started feeling their age.

Enter the MTS. I took one for a test ride after reading all the accolades about the bike. 15 minutes into the test ride up Angels Crest Highway, in SoCal, I had an incredible smile on my face. So easy to ride, so easy to ride fast, twisties are a blast. The bike is so light, it's easy to maneuver. Test ride one, you'll be an owner. Oh, forgot to mention...the straight up riding position is heaven. Can ride for hours now.

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Old 01-26-2014, 05:29 PM   #5400
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Those wings are ones I made. They have been replaced by an Eagle Screens, out of Austrailia, set. There has been much discussion and a long threads on ducati.ms about "hiss flaps".

The screen and screen carrier/adapter are from Palmer Products in the UK. I'm not tall, 68", but I use this set up in the lowest position and it creates a nice pocket for me. Some noise but very little to no buffeting. The carrier/adapter pushes the screen forward and allows fore-aft adjustment.

For all wind, noise, buffeting, etc. YMMV.
Thanks for the info. I'm 189cm and the stock set-up is a little noisy with some buffeting. I will have to look into those Eagle Screens.
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