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  1. Any regrets for Michelin Road 5, non-GT?

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    The Road 5 GT is indeed very new, they were not available when I replaced my OE tires with the Road 5 in July. IIRC the GT was designed for bikes like the FJR1300/Concours, both of which are well over 600lbs unloaded. As for the Road 5, as I've come to expect they are better in every way than...
  2. 1260 MTS stalling

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    I was able to reproduce the stalling, and Italy still said there was nothing wrong with it. That said, mine hasn't stalled in months, after the spark plugs and evap canister were replaced. This was on a 2018 1260s. Mine was pretty severe, stalling multiple times in a single short ride wasn't...
  3. Imma turn my 2015 into a tricolore

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    If you decide against trying to do it yourself, find a local window tinting or clear bra shop and see if they'll do the work. Experienced window tint pros can work magic with films and stickers, this is an easy job compared to the back window on some cars.
  4. Next Gen Multistrada WISH LIST!

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    They must have made the Neotec2 larger, primarily in the vertical dimension, because I can't fit my XL no matter what I try. All they need to do is recess the handle pocket less, it's the intrusion created by the handle/lock mechanism that causes the issue. Other than that I have zero problems...
  5. Multistrada Enduro following

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    It's going to take a long time for Ducati to make major inroads into the real ADV market. It's happening, I know someone who took an MTS Enduro deep into Alaska this summer. Real overlanders tend to be very conservative with their gear selection, takes time to convince them stuff won't break...
  6. Next Gen Multistrada WISH LIST!

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    A slimmer sportbike helmet, such as the RF1200 (no internal visor, not modular) will fit fine in the larger sizes. A modular won't, even some of the full-featured non-modulars, like the GT-Air, won't. I think a medium GT-Air probably would fit, if you don't care about the paint. It's a...
  7. Next Gen Multistrada WISH LIST!

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    The whole suspension is electronically adjustable, and rebuildable. If the total load of rider(s)+luggage gets much north of 250lbs, the spring can't keep up with it, and you end up pushing rebound/compression damping up to compensate. The Skyhook system works wonderfully, they just need to...
  8. Next Gen Multistrada WISH LIST!

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    A ground-up redesign of the multimedia system. It's basically junk compared to similarly priced competition. Weakest link on an otherwise solid product. Make sure it's fully functional with all major comms systems, too, not just the Ducati branded stuff. Get rid of the damned three-way menu...
  9. HELP! unlock error.

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    Solution is to take it to a dealer, have them fix it, then never use the steering lock again. Maybe the parts are better now, we don't hear the screaming about it today we did back when this thread was created. Still, the experience many Multistrada/Diavel owners had in the 2010-2012 years was...
  10. Multistrada V4

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    Doesn't seem like it'll help 2020 sales any. Maybe they'll spend the last model year of the twin getting rid of existing stock.
  11. Undecided 2013 Vs 2016

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    If you do this, you'll probably later come to realize that picking such a large and powerful motorcycle as your first bike was a mistake. You'll have a harder time learning some of the finer points of control on a larger bike. The best riders usually started out on little dirt bikes, that's...
  12. Tips to clean MTS1200 OEM skidplate?

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    For all the road tar they accumulate: Naphthalene. You can buy it by the gallon in any decent hardware store, and it will remove tar better than anything else. If you like paying a lot of money for things, they also sell it in smaller squeeze bottles for a 500% markup, but then it's called...
  13. 2020 Pikes Peak motorcycle race canceled

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    One of the reasons I encourage people to become a dues paying member of the AMA. The United States is increasingly hostile to motorcyclists, and I don't see any sign of that trend changing. It won't surprise me a bit if we start to hear talk of banning them in a decade or so, once the last of...
  14. 2020 Pikes Peak motorcycle race canceled

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    As much as I hate to see this, it was probably bound to happen once they paved the top portion. The freeze/thaw cycle at those elevations is murder on pavement, take a ride up nearby Mount Evans next year if you want a great example. There are dips in the road large enough to contain a small...
  15. 2017 Speed Wobble, constructive help appreciated.

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    Couple of things to bear in mind as you dive in to suspension settings on the Skyhook bikes: Unless the bike is powered on, you cannot set sag correctly. Just a function of how the system works. Without power, the valves in the fork and shock close more or less completely after a couple...
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