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Forum: Multistrada   Sep 23rd, 2012, 4:31 am
Replies: 148
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Posted By kglesq
I'm no expert on this system, but I would expect...

I'm no expert on this system, but I would expect that it's electronics combined with additional porting inside of the ABS unit's valve body that allows it to shunt hydraulic pressure between the...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 22nd, 2012, 12:51 am
Replies: 148
Views: 42,520
Posted By kglesq
I'd Say It Has Linked Brakes--And They're Trick

The following is from the Bosch website, discussing their new Generation 9 ABS system. There are 3 flavors of Gen 9: ABS Base, ABS Plus and ABS Enhanced. I believe the current Multi has the "ABS...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 21st, 2012, 11:25 am
Replies: 148
Views: 42,520
Posted By kglesq
I don't think so--they're being very cagey about...

I don't think so--they're being very cagey about it for the moment, but it's pretty clear they're talking about a linked braking system. It sounds like it's run by the ABS system--as on a GS-- as...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 8th, 2012, 2:28 am
Replies: 90
Views: 8,115
Posted By kglesq
I could not agree more. The real-world...

I could not agree more. The real-world 'surprise' factor makes ALL the difference, and renders the non-ABS numbers irrelevant.

Magazine test numbers are, as Archmiedo observed, achieved by...
Forum: Multistrada   Jun 9th, 2012, 4:57 am
Replies: 30
Views: 5,177
Posted By kglesq
In the final analysis, I'm very glad I put the...

In the final analysis, I'm very glad I put the full Termi on.

I was initially put off by the price, and by the fact that I think some of the other systems are prettier. After I bought it and...
Forum: Multistrada   Jun 9th, 2012, 4:23 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,249
Posted By kglesq
Greg, Have a safe and fulfilling trip--it...

Greg,

Have a safe and fulfilling trip--it certainly sounds like it should be a fun one.

If you find yourself in need of anything while in the OC area--be it tools, food, shelter, someone to go...
Forum: Multistrada   Jun 7th, 2012, 11:04 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,381
Posted By kglesq
I have the DP mirrors, which appear identical to...

I have the DP mirrors, which appear identical to these except for the size of the signals.

The Bad: The finish on the ones I received leaves much to be desired, it looks like they didn't clean...
Forum: Multistrada   May 26th, 2012, 10:24 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 14,030
Posted By kglesq
I normally like Akrapovic stuff, and I think...

I normally like Akrapovic stuff, and I think their slipon for the stock exhaust is the best of the bunch, but this unit looks unfinished and out of place on the multi.
Forum: Multistrada   May 26th, 2012, 5:11 pm
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
Thanks Andy! Very glad to hear that he's well.

Thanks Andy! Very glad to hear that he's well.
Forum: Multistrada   May 24th, 2012, 12:27 am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,664
Posted By kglesq
+1

+1
Forum: Multistrada   May 22nd, 2012, 4:37 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,664
Posted By kglesq
Agree with your position 100%. I have the Termi...

Agree with your position 100%. I have the Termi full and think it's exactly right on the sound, but I try hard to keep it quiet in and around neighborhoods, etc. Same is the case for my HD, which...
Forum: Multistrada   May 15th, 2012, 11:11 am
Replies: 84
Views: 9,856
Posted By kglesq
Absence makes the heart grow fond . . .

. . . except when it doesn't. And then you get rid of it.

Were it me, I'd park it off to the side for a month or two and see if I felt the urge to start riding it again. If that urge didn't...
Forum: Multistrada   May 15th, 2012, 6:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By kglesq
I have not had any updates installed, but the...

I have not had any updates installed, but the system may well have the update from the factory, as I just bought it in the last couple of months.
Forum: Multistrada   May 15th, 2012, 6:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By kglesq
Just the Termi ECU. And I suspect that you're...

Just the Termi ECU. And I suspect that you're right on the rich fueling.
Forum: Multistrada   May 13th, 2012, 10:23 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By kglesq
Full Termi = Reduced Mileage?

I recently installed the Termi full system and it seems that the range has gone down pretty significantly. Today after 160 miles I put 4.7 gallons in it. Riding was a combination of freeway and...
Forum: Multistrada   May 12th, 2012, 1:50 pm
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
Me too. Anyone know how to check in on him?

Me too. Anyone know how to check in on him?
Forum: Multistrada   May 12th, 2012, 1:41 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,448
Posted By kglesq
The tank cover (piece that has the Ducati logo on...

The tank cover (piece that has the Ducati logo on it) is $570. I would venture to guess the headlight fairing is more, but that's a guess.

Powdercoating the belly and passenger pegs was $250?
...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Apr 29th, 2012, 1:55 am
Replies: 29
Views: 55,238
Posted By kglesq
Never fails to amaze me what the movie /...

Never fails to amaze me what the movie / advertising industry puts forth as "high performance." Bet that thing handles great and stops even better. :rolleyes:
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 28th, 2012, 8:38 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,306
Posted By kglesq
The only way a dealer or warranty provider can...

The only way a dealer or warranty provider can refuse to honor a claim on the basis of aftermarket mods is if the mod caused the problem.

For instance, if you put an aftermarket tune on the bike...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 27th, 2012, 12:41 pm
Replies: 147
Views: 32,645
Posted By kglesq
Mine worked great until I installed the Termi. ...

Mine worked great until I installed the Termi. Whether a function of pulling the tank or the new ECU I don't know. After a fill up it read full, then right away went down to 2/3, then back to full,...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 21st, 2012, 11:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 940
Posted By kglesq
Interesting point Mark. I never thought about it...

Interesting point Mark. I never thought about it that way, but it would explain a lot about where my mileage went. (I bought mine in late May last year, so this has been my first winter with it).
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 19th, 2012, 2:03 am
Replies: 22
Views: 4,650
Posted By kglesq
Wow. Wish I had that kind of talent. Somebody...

Wow. Wish I had that kind of talent. Somebody knows their way around the machine shop. Nicely done.
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 19th, 2012, 1:57 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,203
Posted By kglesq
The title sounded pretty ominous, so while I'm...

The title sounded pretty ominous, so while I'm sorry to hear you lost your key, I'm glad to hear it wasn't worse.

You're not the first to have had the key depart that compartment. That thing is...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 17th, 2012, 11:36 am
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
Thumbs up Really impressive work CP, (with solid...

Really impressive work CP, (with solid contribution from others). It's been very entertaining to watch the evolution of this from a hacksawed Shoei visor to an optimized complex-curved production...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 17th, 2012, 10:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By kglesq
I very recently installed the Termi full system,...

I very recently installed the Termi full system, including the Termi air filter and ECU. No other performance mods (i.e. fatducs or flash).

I'm extremely pleased with the performance. It...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 11th, 2012, 10:44 am
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
Agree 100%.

Agree 100%.
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 10th, 2012, 9:49 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 4,104
Posted By kglesq
+1. The only true defense against theft is good...

+1. The only true defense against theft is good insurance. And after all of the horrible experiences with the steering lock reported on the forum, I'm afraid to use it.

Probably an...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 10th, 2012, 9:37 pm
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
Notably, Richard Whitcomb never married. ...

Notably, Richard Whitcomb never married.

(Probably best not to mention that bit of trivia to Mrs. Plummet, as the likely result is your being christened 'his outdoors,' also known as 'the...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 10th, 2012, 1:34 pm
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
My pleasure. You're especially correct on the...

My pleasure. You're especially correct on the point that "So much those guys did was intuition backed up by hard work" in the case of Whitcomb. He was, apparently, not all that great with math--a...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 10th, 2012, 12:27 pm
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
The following off-topic digression is brought to...

The following off-topic digression is brought to you by the Closeted Engineering Nerds of America:

That would be area ruling, and though it had been theorized by others in the past, it was...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 8th, 2012, 12:40 am
Replies: 381
Views: 79,404
Posted By kglesq
CP, This is really excellent stuff. It...

CP,

This is really excellent stuff. It looks like you've found a way to fix a substantial complaint for a very low price. Kudos to you for the departure from conventional thinking--approaching...
Forum: Multistrada   Apr 5th, 2012, 1:47 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 5,075
Posted By kglesq
It never ceases to amaze me that pretty much...

It never ceases to amaze me that pretty much every service, repair, upgrade, etc. starts with pulling the tank. I'm surprised they didn't manage to find a way to require you pull it to check the...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 31st, 2012, 12:00 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By kglesq
Ducati Newport Beach is another excellent dealer....

Ducati Newport Beach is another excellent dealer. I've dealt primarily with the sales manager, Aaron Klink. My experience has been that he, and everyone else over there, are good folks.
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 30th, 2012, 3:04 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,982
Posted By kglesq
Obie and Bill A are spot-on. I have a...

Obie and Bill A are spot-on.

I have a Harley too, but I ride the Multi 10 miles for every 1 mile I put on the Harley. Don't get me wrong, the Harley is great fun, but only in small doses. ...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 24th, 2012, 1:23 am
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
I assume your intimation is that I here...

I assume your intimation is that I here contradict myself. I don't see how there's any tension at all between those two statements. I'm not drawing on my own life experience for that data, I'm...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 22nd, 2012, 4:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 834
Posted By kglesq
+1.

+1.
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 21st, 2012, 2:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 848
Posted By kglesq
Congratulations on the new bike--enjoy it. ...

Congratulations on the new bike--enjoy it.

By the way, how tall are you, and at what height (on the built-in slide adjustment) are you running your V-Stream screen?
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 21st, 2012, 10:45 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,117
Posted By kglesq
Good for you--that picture says it all. ...

Good for you--that picture says it all. Congratulations and enjoy.
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 21st, 2012, 10:34 am
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
You may. I ordinarily maintain a standing...

You may. I ordinarily maintain a standing reservation there. :D
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 21st, 2012, 10:21 am
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
"They?" Up to a whole team at this point eh? ...

"They?" Up to a whole team at this point eh? Regardless, I'm sure they'll get you worked in--taking care of your long-term customers is just smart business. :D
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 21st, 2012, 4:09 am
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
So then, we'll put you down in the "Challenge...

So then, we'll put you down in the "Challenge Rejected" column.
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 21st, 2012, 4:04 am
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
I guess that'd be me who 'marveled' at how the...

I guess that'd be me who 'marveled' at how the Harley had flashers.

Let's try something new and different Willie. Think of it as a game. See if you can construct an argument that does NOT...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 21st, 2012, 2:35 am
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
Itís interesting to watch the development of the...

Itís interesting to watch the development of the conventional wisdom amongst the apologisti, whereby anyone having the temerity to voice a complaint about some aspect of the Multistrada is to be cast...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 20th, 2012, 1:59 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
Sage words in both the quoted text and the...

Sage words in both the quoted text and the message immediately preceding this one (#43). This is precisely my point. HAZARD lights transmit a very specific message that is recognized by other...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 18th, 2012, 5:51 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,393
Posted By kglesq
Uhhhhhh, OK. :think:

Uhhhhhh, OK. :think:
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 17th, 2012, 9:40 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,393
Posted By kglesq
@#$%^! Termignoni

I bought a Termi full system because I didn't want to hassle with the fueling issues, etc. incumbent in the other aftermarket systems.

Pulling it out of the box, I found the pipes were stained,...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 17th, 2012, 12:03 am
Replies: 44
Views: 15,848
Posted By kglesq
Supersprox Will Be Making Larger Rear Sprockets (39,42,43) for the Multi in 530

Don't like your 15/40 gearing? We'll soon have the options of running the stock 530 chain with a 14 or 15 front, and 39, 40, 42, 43 rear. GeeBee had made 14T front's in the past, but no rear was...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 16th, 2012, 11:42 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 9,202
Posted By kglesq
Thumbs up Supersprox Has Come Through With New 530 Sprockets for the Multi!

I just received the following email from Aneta over at Supersprox:

Hi Kevin.
I do have a good news. We are going to make 530 sprocket for 1200 Multistrada
For the front we will make 14T and for...
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 16th, 2012, 10:50 am
Replies: 55
Views: 9,202
Posted By kglesq
I received a very similar response from her. I'd...

I received a very similar response from her. I'd say they're on it.
Forum: Multistrada   Mar 15th, 2012, 11:49 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 15,391
Posted By kglesq
Hitting the high points: 1. To quote the...

Hitting the high points:

1. To quote the pertinent aspects of your original post (#26, above):

". . . You flasher dweebs obviously lack appropriate levels of fibre in your diet and any...
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