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Forum: Multistrada   Sep 18th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By DaveK
It's not really a clean problem... it's...

It's not really a clean problem... it's evaporation (or some other loss mechanism) of the oils at the surface of the plastic... which change it's color. Most of the solutions just add new oils that...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 18th, 2019, 10:13 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,463
Posted By DaveK
Yea... also I'm not really saying a 200hp V4...

Yea... also I'm not really saying a 200hp V4 Multi wouldn't be tempting if it had a huge fat powerband to go with the peak... but if that's the case it's really starting to sound like a tall...
Forum: Surveys and Polls   Sep 17th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 1,292
Posted By DaveK
I've always wanted to be a member of the "better...

I've always wanted to be a member of the "better to keep your mouth shut and have people think you're an idiot than open it and prove it" crowd... but I find it nearly impossible to stick to that...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 16th, 2019, 3:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 145
Posted By DaveK
very cool! Thanks for being willing to be the...

very cool! Thanks for being willing to be the guinea pig for the mod.
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 16th, 2019, 6:30 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,463
Posted By DaveK
It didn't sound like a twin... so even if it's a...

It didn't sound like a twin... so even if it's a new "GT" model, the motor sounds like a 4 to me.

Or maybe they've created a v4 mule for 2021 and that's what they caught in that video?

I...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 15th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By DaveK
No really good options... I use mothers back to...

No really good options... I use mothers back to black, let it set for a half hour then clean as much residue off as possible. Needs to be frequently re-applied.
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 14th, 2019, 8:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 277
Posted By DaveK
So if you have the self-control to stay in low...

So if you have the self-control to stay in low power mode for a year or three and you're big enough to flat foot and strong enough to pick it up and push it around safely then I don't think the Multi...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 13th, 2019, 8:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By DaveK
JMO guys... I see the Multi as a far more sport...

JMO guys... I see the Multi as a far more sport oriented ADV bike... and the 'rugged adv' cases and scaffolding mess up that vibe completely. The S1000XR is even worse - it's even MORE sport/road...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 12th, 2019, 2:35 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By DaveK
Oh yea... didn't even think about that but if...

Oh yea... didn't even think about that but if your chain needs adjustment it can make a lot of noise when you hit bumps (you'll also get noise when changing accel... more or less throttle).

Also...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 12th, 2019, 9:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,175
Posted By DaveK
Old Man? Interesting - I'm pretty close to old...

Old Man? Interesting - I'm pretty close to old man level so maybe I don't see it. The aluminum cases can look ok (but a lot look very poser when it's obvious the bike never goes offroad)... but I've...
Forum: Surveys and Polls   Sep 12th, 2019, 6:47 am
Replies: 53
Views: 1,292
Posted By DaveK
If we want the forum selling male enhancement...

If we want the forum selling male enhancement products... because that's how you get forums selling male enhancement products.

The only male enhancement product I needs is my right hand.... wait...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 11th, 2019, 6:59 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By DaveK
The reality is that most racing series where...

The reality is that most racing series where vehicle performance has outstripped the ability of the venue to provide a reasonable level of predictability to the surface have performance limits in...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 11th, 2019, 6:38 am
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By DaveK
Do the easy stuff first... on a 16 it's really...

Do the easy stuff first... on a 16 it's really unlikely to be wear (even if you put crazy miles on the bike). If you have a weak spring on either stand that would absolutely do it.

One thing you...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 10th, 2019, 6:36 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By DaveK
You can watch footage of the cars... I saw a few...

You can watch footage of the cars... I saw a few of them go lock to lock keeping control on that last sweeping corner - it was rough... not just A bump but maybe some washboard or other uneven...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 9th, 2019, 8:16 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,651
Posted By DaveK
It's not that simple... performance and venue...

It's not that simple... performance and venue need to be matched. There's a reason why tracks are prepped... and there's a reason why performance restrictions are put in place for many classes of...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 9th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 7,760
Posted By DaveK
Shell Advance Ultra has become a lot more...

Shell Advance Ultra has become a lot more available since 15... but I started using Motul back then because I could get it and don't see any reason to change.
Forum: Chit Chat   Sep 8th, 2019, 10:45 am
Replies: 79
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveK
I took a lunch ride (mixed bikes) on Thursday...

I took a lunch ride (mixed bikes) on Thursday with some folks from our IT Organization (3 H-D's, 1 Kawi Ninja - small displacement... 300 maybe?, and an fz-09).

At the end of the ride one of the...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 7th, 2019, 11:01 am
Replies: 1
Views: 119
Posted By DaveK
Man I can't remember where all the connectors go...

Man I can't remember where all the connectors go but there are some online guides I used that helped a lot (and yes their docs suck bigly).

I did not remove the airbox... I did remove the tank but...
Forum: Parts and Accessories   Sep 7th, 2019, 9:53 am
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By DaveK
BST's weight something like 5.6kg's ...

BST's weight something like 5.6kg's

Magnesium is a bit more i think (8'ish kg's?) but lighter than forged and a LOT lighter than cast.
Forum: Parts and Accessories   Sep 6th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By DaveK
They're expensive but I love mine...

They're expensive but I love mine...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 6th, 2019, 4:43 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 174
Posted By DaveK
Time for a rebuild.

Time for a rebuild.
Forum: Chit Chat   Sep 6th, 2019, 4:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By DaveK
Yea I think she jarted... but kudos to India for...

Yea I think she jarted... but kudos to India for getting there - if this shit was easy we'd all be doing it.

Hope they don't take it too hard...
...
Forum: Chit Chat   Sep 6th, 2019, 2:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By DaveK
India soft landing on the moon in 15 minutes...

live coverage on youtube if you're a space nut... they would be the fourth country to land on the Moon and will have done it for less than half the money of any other country. (less than half the...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 6th, 2019, 6:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By DaveK
Hell yea... the idea of getting to spend those...

Hell yea... the idea of getting to spend those first break in days in the PacNW is pretty appealing. There is decent riding here in the East but it's spread out, very little can match up to what I...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 5th, 2019, 1:07 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By DaveK
I've also bought a few things from Dallas with...

I've also bought a few things from Dallas with good luck.

Also... a big thumbs up for Moto Corsa in Portland Oregon. I've bought stuff from them online as well as had work done at their shop when...
Forum: Chit Chat   Sep 5th, 2019, 6:25 am
Replies: 7,800
Views: 344,585
Posted By DaveK
Hey this is a forum about stuff that goes like...

Hey this is a forum about stuff that goes like stink on the road...NOT IN THE AIR... so:

https://www.ducati.ms/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=953031

The SR71 is the king when it comes to...
Forum: Bikes   Sep 4th, 2019, 3:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By DaveK
I was hoping it was a Mint Green Multi... and...

I was hoping it was a Mint Green Multi... and wondering what it looked like.
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 4th, 2019, 12:25 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By DaveK
Not accurate with motor running... but if the...

Not accurate with motor running... but if the engine is warm but off it'll be accurate pretty quickly after shutting the engine off.

If oil is cold it may take longer for it to be accurate after...
Forum: Chit Chat   Sep 4th, 2019, 10:38 am
Replies: 79
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveK
I agree the half ton is a bit hyperbolic... and I...

I agree the half ton is a bit hyperbolic... and I don't have a problem with H-D's (very nice bikes if you're into cruisers)... though I think they ARE a bit on the portly side. The Street 750 is...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Sep 4th, 2019, 9:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 472
Posted By DaveK
I'm one of the folks that think that some worry...

I'm one of the folks that think that some worry too much about low rpm operation (typically those who come from the superbike end of the rider spectrum)... but even I don't run the bike under 3k with...
Forum: Chit Chat   Sep 3rd, 2019, 2:15 pm
Replies: 1,827
Views: 18,290
Posted By DaveK
10 songs, 90 minutes... no f's given. First...

10 songs, 90 minutes... no f's given.

First ever top 10 hit greater than 10 minutes long.

I hear they just took the sales crown from Taylor Swift... said something like "Ima let you finish in a...
Forum: Chit Chat   Sep 3rd, 2019, 1:17 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 1,916
Posted By DaveK
I get more positive comments with the DB Buster...

I get more positive comments with the DB Buster out... at low RPM's it's obvious Ducati Twins and HD are brothers. I rode Sunday and we rolled in behind 3 H-D's and a Triumph Cruiser at one stop. We...
Forum: Monster   Sep 3rd, 2019, 1:11 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By DaveK
So when problems happen on complex systems they...

So when problems happen on complex systems they generally happen immediately if they're a mfg. defect... that's normal and as long as it's not something that requires cracking the case (opening up...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 3rd, 2019, 12:57 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By DaveK
Yup... I'm pretty sure they're made of unobtainum...

Yup... I'm pretty sure they're made of unobtainum and final assembly is done by CEO's in their spare time.

Things should cost fifty bucks or less.... and at 50 they're making a huge profit (I...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 3rd, 2019, 6:43 am
Replies: 4,218
Views: 697,888
Posted By DaveK
Here's a handy map for planning your ride... I'd...

Here's a handy map for planning your ride... I'd suggest heading south into PA on 219 from Buffalo and then work your way East. 6 is OK (it's the main east/west on the North side of PA) but if you're...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 2nd, 2019, 5:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 109
Posted By DaveK
If you live in the US

If you live in the US
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 2nd, 2019, 10:28 am
Replies: 4,218
Views: 697,888
Posted By DaveK
Day trip to Centralia PA yesterday with a buddy....

Day trip to Centralia PA yesterday with a buddy. Dodged expected rain all day (and managed to stay completely dry) and had a good time riding the excellent rural PA roads (only real downside is the...
Forum: Multistrada   Sep 2nd, 2019, 10:04 am
Replies: 53
Views: 7,556
Posted By DaveK
ditch the top case and see if you have the same...

ditch the top case and see if you have the same issues. In my experience the top case has a HUGE effect on bike handling (far more than side cases). I've not had speed wobble problems even with a...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Aug 30th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 171
Posted By DaveK
IMO - garage it and buy a bike for riding in the...

IMO - garage it and buy a bike for riding in the EU - especially if you have a friend who'll stash it for free (do a good job prepping it if you plan to be in the EU for a while).
Forum: Chit Chat   Aug 30th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 1,897
Posted By DaveK
Well that sucks... :( I've stopped at overpasses...

Well that sucks... :( I've stopped at overpasses in the past to get my rain gear on, cars blasting by is not confidence inspiring.
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 30th, 2019, 12:58 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By DaveK
So I VAGUELY recall that my 15 S has some very...

So I VAGUELY recall that my 15 S has some very slight difference (red stitching maybe?)... but the seat is the same (padding, size, etc...).
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 30th, 2019, 10:25 am
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By DaveK
One fob, one red nearfield key... that's it. ...

One fob, one red nearfield key... that's it.

What Ducati owner would ever let anyone else ride their bike... that's just crazy talk. So... you only need one fob (and the red key in case the...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 29th, 2019, 11:03 am
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By DaveK
This is my understanding of how they described...

This is my understanding of how they described the two maps working (on the phone... wish it was written down):

If you had the unit set up with both base and adaptive maps all zero's... you'd...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 29th, 2019, 8:44 am
Replies: 14
Views: 751
Posted By DaveK
I use ducatiomaha and have not had any issues.

I use ducatiomaha and have not had any issues.
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 29th, 2019, 8:39 am
Replies: 18
Views: 524
Posted By DaveK
The software is definitely poorly documented... I...

The software is definitely poorly documented... I am unaware of any automatic way to apply the adaptive map to the base map - and there are no instructions on how to do it manually. I believe the way...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 28th, 2019, 4:05 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 2,671
Posted By DaveK
The problem I have with the XR is that I don't...

The problem I have with the XR is that I don't see much of a use case for it where I wouldn't go with the excellent (and much nicer looking) S1000R (or Tuono). It's a fun bike to ride hard, it's not...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 27th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 2,671
Posted By DaveK
I agree... but sadly our bikes get compared with...

I agree... but sadly our bikes get compared with Pani's and 996's... they're like the pretty hot sister of a bunch of supermodels - if only the rest of the family weren't so damned pretty.
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 26th, 2019, 11:56 am
Replies: 58
Views: 2,671
Posted By DaveK
the S1000xr is what happened when someone said to...

the S1000xr is what happened when someone said to a BMW Engineer "Hey I really like the Ducati Multistrada... but it's a little ugly"... and to that he said "You think that's ugly - hold my beer"...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 24th, 2019, 7:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 235
Posted By DaveK
Final tally, $800 and a few nickels... but that...

Final tally, $800 and a few nickels... but that includes a hundred beans for a pair of Alpinestars gloves I liked.

So $700, he started at 11:30 and finished up at 5:30. He was done with the 75k...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 24th, 2019, 7:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By DaveK
I've always wished I could raise the pegs a bit,...

I've always wished I could raise the pegs a bit, I spend 90% of every ride with my toes on the pegs, only moving them down occasionally to stretch. I guess that means I'd prefer the pegs to be maybe...
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