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Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Aug 19th, 2019, 1:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By herveyw
Nah, thatíll probably be the Royal Mail, they...

Nah, thatíll probably be the Royal Mail, they went through a period where all manner of things were being stolen from sorting offices.



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Forum: Multistrada   Aug 17th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 2,642
Posted By herveyw
I nearly pulled the trigger this summer on an...

I nearly pulled the trigger this summer on an S1000R, the naked, to fill the day ride gap; personally I wouldn't slot the XR in that spot AND keep the Multi.
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 17th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 2,642
Posted By herveyw
I own a 2014 Multi, pre-DVT obviously, and rode...

I own a 2014 Multi, pre-DVT obviously, and rode an S1000XR for 11 days in the Alps last year.

They are very different bikes and, for me, the BMW had better handling and brakes than my Multi even...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 9th, 2019, 9:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 4,333
Posted By herveyw
My horizontal MAP sensor failed earlier this...

My horizontal MAP sensor failed earlier this year, Engine error but no Pressure error, the bike barely ran. ECU codes indicated horizontal cylinder MAP sensor, $120 part. The horizontal one is on the...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 8th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By herveyw
SW-Motech ADV on my 2014, very happy with them....

SW-Motech ADV on my 2014, very happy with them. The next owner of my Multi can have the "dump all your shit on the floor" Ducati ones.
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 8th, 2019, 10:34 am
Replies: 158
Views: 34,603
Posted By herveyw
I went 15-42 w/ quick changer last weekend, I...

I went 15-42 w/ quick changer last weekend, I like the gearing better for general use, fuel consumption seems to have taken a hit but not really enough data on that yet. If increased fuel consumption...
Forum: Tech Forum   Aug 7th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 1,844
Posted By herveyw
Any follow up tomf? I installed a new DID...

Any follow up tomf?

I installed a new DID 530 ZVM-X on Saturday, along with sprockets (+2T rear), and did around 60 miles to try it out. After that, just work and back for the last few days (3...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 7th, 2019, 12:07 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,227
Posted By herveyw
Silly question, but did you check and adjust the...

Silly question, but did you check and adjust the chain tension?

Changing gear on my Multi gets noticeably "clunky" as the chain becomes slack from use and is much smoother when it is adjusted...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 5th, 2019, 8:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By herveyw
Closing this thread out: my front sprocket,...

Closing this thread out: my front sprocket, according to the manual and the tech who looked it up, is now mounted the wrong way around with the shoulder facing out.

First, it would not go on the...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 5th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By herveyw
15kgs being ~33lbs, so 5-6 turns for a 180lb...

15kgs being ~33lbs, so 5-6 turns for a 180lb American, and all 10 on 2014 would be a 330lb rider...

I'm at 3 turns in from fully out, some say the first few don't do much, and I should probably go...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 5th, 2019, 8:30 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By herveyw
Yes. The right leg is effectively just a normal...

Yes. The right leg is effectively just a normal leg. The compression on the spring isn't completely insane, but it'll take a bit to get it back in.
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 5th, 2019, 8:27 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 561
Posted By herveyw
10, yes ten, full rotations from either fully in...

10, yes ten, full rotations from either fully in or fully out.

On a 2014.
Forum: Suspension and Tire Tech   Aug 4th, 2019, 3:21 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 463
Posted By herveyw
I have CounterAct beads in the rear tyre of my...

I have CounterAct beads in the rear tyre of my MTS because, well, I tried them before investing more in the kit to balance a SSSA wheel and have not noticed any ill-effects, aside from the sticky...
Forum: Multistrada   Aug 1st, 2019, 11:34 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By herveyw
Muttering to myself... Here is a thread with...

Muttering to myself...

Here is a thread with a photo of a 2015 that seems to show the front sprocket the "wrong" way around: https://www.ducatiforum.co.uk/threads/front-sprocket.35869/

And a...
Forum: Superbikes   Aug 1st, 2019, 11:14 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By herveyw
belter is correct. 950121 Sent...

belter is correct.

950121



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Forum: Multistrada   Aug 1st, 2019, 10:28 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By herveyw
Front Sprocket Orientation

I'm replacing the front sprocket as part of a chain replacement and came to installing the front sprocket. According to the manual, the extruded side is supposed to go closest to the engine but there...
Forum: Superbikes   Aug 1st, 2019, 8:41 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 729
Posted By herveyw
My guess? This is a Ď97 Biposto and the...

My guess?

This is a Ď97 Biposto and the lower halves of the fairing have been replaced.

There is no ď916Ē on the tail of a Ď97 but it does have ďDucatiĒ and the ďCampione del MondoĒ decal on...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 26th, 2019, 10:32 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,410
Posted By herveyw
Likewise, but Iím 5í8Ē (ish). Iíve messed with...

Likewise, but Iím 5í8Ē (ish). Iíve messed with the screen height but itís pretty much all the same to me. I feel like Iím missing out on an experience here.



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Forum: Multistrada   Jul 23rd, 2019, 9:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By herveyw
Spoke to a tech at the dealer, guess what?...

Spoke to a tech at the dealer, guess what? There's DucatiBond :wink2:

Anyway, the tip was to let it set up for around 45 minutes before filling with oil.
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 23rd, 2019, 12:09 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By herveyw
It appears that Motoseal is actually Permatex...

It appears that Motoseal is actually Permatex MotoSeal Grey, which I used: Permatex 29132 MotoSeal 1 Ultimate Gasket Maker Grey, 2.7 oz...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 23rd, 2019, 12:25 am
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By herveyw
Thanks, I read somewhere that Ducati started...

Thanks, I read somewhere that Ducati started doing a gasket for it but didnít find it on MTS parts lists for my 2014 (possibly out of date).

I need a crush washer so Iíll see if the dealer has one...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 22nd, 2019, 11:50 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By herveyw
Thanks both. I'll try this for a quick...

Thanks both.



I'll try this for a quick fix as I'm off for a few days at the weekend.



I like this for the long term fix. Any tips on pulling the sump filter? It was stuck last time and...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 22nd, 2019, 10:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 539
Posted By herveyw
Oil Leak after oil change

I did an oil change a few thousand miles ago and now have a small leak from the plate that covers the internal oil filter/mesh. On a 2014, this doesnít have a gasket and the factory uses a sealant...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 21st, 2019, 2:00 am
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By herveyw
You'll probably never know but, despite the pain...

You'll probably never know but, despite the pain to get the plastics off, at least the problem is solved :smile2:
Forum: Chit Chat   Jul 19th, 2019, 11:28 am
Replies: 19
Views: 237
Posted By herveyw
Way, way down this year aside from the 2k trip...

Way, way down this year aside from the 2k trip for WCM. Like DaveK woes, the summer in Seattle has been a failure since the 16th June. Wettest July on record some say. Otherwise around 3-4K per year...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 17th, 2019, 11:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,097
Posted By herveyw
Indeed, I looked for a used Ohlins model when I...

Indeed, I looked for a used Ohlins model when I bought mine but I donít think Iíd survive on my tall 2014 without the ability to quickly get into Urban mode with minimum preload when Iím stuck in...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 16th, 2019, 9:21 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By herveyw
Come on Murph, you're self plagiarising now and I...

Come on Murph, you're self plagiarising now and I know you're a better man than that: https://www.ducati.ms/forums/44-multistrada/721947-dropped-again-5.html#post7005263
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 16th, 2019, 9:49 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,451
Posted By herveyw
Pretty much; attach the spring, move the stand...

Pretty much; attach the spring, move the stand into place, get the screws going. Spring side usually needs a little assistance to get the screw to bite.



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Forum: Multistrada   Jul 15th, 2019, 11:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By herveyw
The headlight assembly is bolted to the steering...

The headlight assembly is bolted to the steering head (gold coloured bracket), and the dash is fixed to that. If it is bouncing around as much as you say then Iíd be inclined to remove the plastics...
Forum: Chit Chat   Jul 14th, 2019, 1:05 am
Replies: 36
Views: 580
Posted By herveyw
There you go again Dave, getting your knickers in...

There you go again Dave, getting your knickers in a twist.



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Forum: Chit Chat   Jul 13th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Replies: 7,791
Views: 344,089
Posted By herveyw
Ouch, I have the same ďnoodleĒ picture of my...

Ouch, I have the same ďnoodleĒ picture of my sonís arm, both bones broken and also had to wait for surgery so that they could pull his hand and realign the ends of the bones. Not fun, hope the...
Forum: Ducati Motorcycle Chat   Jul 10th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Replies: 339
Views: 13,458
Posted By herveyw
My pleasure. Just another difference between...

My pleasure.

Just another difference between Washington and California, I canít start my 916 without it...



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Forum: Multistrada   Jul 10th, 2019, 9:44 am
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By herveyw
Nah, that'd be too helpful. I've not found any...

Nah, that'd be too helpful. I've not found any real details of how the electronics work and, having pulled the left leg apart to replace a fork seal, I'm still none the wiser.
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 9th, 2019, 11:07 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By herveyw
If you're not familiar with how to set up...

If you're not familiar with how to set up suspension, I'd suggest reading a book first; Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 9th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By herveyw
[emoji3] Additionally I would note that your...

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Additionally I would note that your preload appears to have been adjusted given where the arrow is presently pointing so I would suggest that you figure out how many turns in/out it is...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 9th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 538
Posted By herveyw
No, you didnít. The left leg has the electronic...

No, you didnít. The left leg has the electronic compression/rebound damping, the right leg has traditional preload.



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Forum: Superbikes   Jul 8th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By herveyw
I will. I finally moved it up to the garage...

I will.

I finally moved it up to the garage from the storage area where it was beginning to languish so that itís in my face and I can do little bits and pieces more readily.

I bought it both...
Forum: Superbikes   Jul 8th, 2019, 1:17 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By herveyw
Yeah, I had to have one, dreams of a misspent...

Yeah, I had to have one, dreams of a misspent youth.

Old 2 strokes are still street legal, mine has a clean Washington title and matching frame/engine numbers; plenty of the less exotic Yamaha RD...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 7th, 2019, 1:25 pm
Replies: 4,218
Views: 697,660
Posted By herveyw
Tried to determine the source of a tiny oil leak...

Tried to determine the source of a tiny oil leak that showed up 2000 miles after my last oil change. One of the hex screws holding the bash plate was stuck, it rounded out and I had to drill it out....
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 7th, 2019, 11:20 am
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By herveyw
While I wouldnít tell someone that itís a...

While I wouldnít tell someone that itís a permanent fix, there are indeed reports of people doing many miles on them. In part it may depend on the bike and how it is ridden, even how close you are to...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 7th, 2019, 10:52 am
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By herveyw
I assume the first part is an anecdotal comment...

I assume the first part is an anecdotal comment as I only count one person on this particular thread who said they were still running a patched tyre?

Quote from the Nealey web site:

ďTubeless...
Forum: Chit Chat   Jul 6th, 2019, 2:25 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 1,887
Posted By herveyw
Let me see... Boeing 737 MAX where hundreds...

Let me see...

Boeing 737 MAX where hundreds died?

Flint, MI water supply with thousands exposed to elevated lead levels?

Iím sure there is a long list. We happen to relate to this tragedy...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 6th, 2019, 1:09 am
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By herveyw
I have an AltRider rack on the back of my bike...

I have an AltRider rack on the back of my bike with a Kriega US 20 dry bag permanently attached. Aside from its use to carry water, a fleece and rain gear according to the weather, I always have:
...
Forum: Chit Chat   Jul 6th, 2019, 12:47 am
Replies: 18
Views: 224
Posted By herveyw
The BBC is reporting magnitude 7.1:...

The BBC is reporting magnitude 7.1: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48891511



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Forum: Chit Chat   Jul 5th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 1,887
Posted By herveyw
Nearly 900 drivers suspended in wake of deadly motorcycle crash in New Hampshire

Total system failure: Nearly 900 drivers suspended (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2019/07/05/motorcycle-crash-randolph-new-hampshire-7-dead-drivers-suspended-dui-bikers/1658940001/)
Forum: Diavel   Jul 5th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 425
Posted By herveyw
Thank you for your enquiry Mr Damascus, we at...

Thank you for your enquiry Mr Damascus, we at "No Bullshit Reviews" are happy to try to address some of your concerns:

1) The name, Diavel. We are sure that you are aware of the meaning of this...
Forum: Chit Chat   Jul 5th, 2019, 1:56 am
Replies: 18
Views: 224
Posted By herveyw
I did the Loma Prieta quake back in Ď89, still...

I did the Loma Prieta quake back in Ď89, still have the following days newspaper somewhere, the t-shirt decayed a long time ago. Back then I was working for IBM in the U.K. but happened to be in San...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 4th, 2019, 4:19 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By herveyw
Heh, glad Iím not the only one that shelled out...

Heh, glad Iím not the only one that shelled out the better part of a grand for the SW cases! Iím much happier with their ergonomics vs the stock ones and think theyíll hold up better in a tip over.
...
Forum: Multistrada   Jul 4th, 2019, 2:38 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 552
Posted By herveyw
Front axle sliders are on my list after I saw a...

Front axle sliders are on my list after I saw a PP at my local dealer two weeks ago that had been dropped. Obviously plastics and controls damage, but the ugly part was that the grazing at the bottom...
Forum: Bikes   Jul 4th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,456
Posted By herveyw
This thread just came up and illustrates some of...

This thread just came up and illustrates some of the issues with importing into the US: ducati-customer-service-no-help-all-import-what-do-now...
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