For the technical stuff, if you're dimensionally challenged like me (arms and legs, weirdo, get your head outta the gutter), 2" bar risers are a must. No need to extend the lines, it's a perfect fit for my midget ass. First long ride, my shoulders weren't happy. After the risers... perfection. Don't listen to all the Michelin goobers here either. PR 4's are a miserable, vibrating, corner pushing POS of a tire after 5k miles. So what if they last another 10k of doing that shit. PR 5 is just an unsiped version of it, with mud buggy tread. Get a set of Dunlop roadsmarts, way betterer, unless you plan to use it as a flats boat like the Michelins were intended for.
Another new owner so I’ll just ask this here. Do many of you feel the need for a single sided rear stand for tire changes? Having asked that so many of you remove your center stand for better clearance ?
Congrats on the new purchase and welcome to the forum. Wow, this brings back memories. I put 80,000km on mine before I wrote it off in outback New South Wales - great bikes.
And i agree with all the positive comments and one negative - the battery cover. I got sick of it flying off and JB Welded a thread into the part the dzus fastener screwed into, and secured the cover on with a wing nut from the old dzus side. No more problems.
Re the gauges, the same happened to me on a particularly wet tour of Tasmania, necessitating its replacement with a used cluster.
On that same trip a crank bearing started getting noisy, eventually resulting in a rebuild.
One other fault with these bikes is the starting electrics. I highly recommend you replace the earth strap from the starter with a heavier duty cable and always maintain a fully charged battery, otherwise your sprag clutch WILL eventually fail. AMHIK.
Hope everyone is safe amid the pandemic. I am planning to purchase a 2016 1200S Enduro and have a question regarding the side panniers. I do not want to get the bulky aluminium suitcases and wanted to know if I can purchase and install the regular Ducati touring panniers on the side? I...
New owner here with a 2014 Touring S, low mileage at 13000km. The suspension is crazy firm, and I am no lightweight at 230 lbs.! Mode adjustments make no difference to the rear pre load whatsoever, no visible change in preload or any sounds of servos moving. Took it to an independent Ducati shop...
Since I got my 1260 Multi out this year, whenever I run over harsh edged bumps I hear a clank in the front end. It kind of sounds like someone smacking a toaster oven. I've checked all the bolts in the exhaust, skid plate, brakes and front end that I can see. I haven't started...
If I only crack the nipple, then hardly any fluid comes out, if I crack it more, then fluid seeps out from around the threads. Someone suggested putting a few wraps of yellow teflon tape on the top threads of the bleed nipples. Anyone tried this or have any thoughts/advice?