Regarding the seat, I used the Wildass motorcycle air cushion on a 8-12 hr/day 3,200 mile ride and it make a HUGE difference. I also got one for the passenger seat on shorter rides with my girlfriend and she loves it too.BTW////I should have mentioned, as this has been m y first post, that I love this bike. It has some issues around the seat, and its a little harder to load us two old folks for riding two up, but once we get rolling....wow. Quite a machine. I look forward to learning a lot around here.
OK..mystery cleared. On the new multistradas the auxilary power lines have to be activated via software input at the dealers. I guess its Ducati protecting its dealers, but its a pain in the ass. When I have them do the 1000 KM service, I'll just have them activate everything.My 30-year-old Radio Shack multimeter had no trouble finding 12+ volts between the hot wire and the frame once I turned the ignition on.
yeah...I'm with you there. I've also read that if you like to change oil and do basic servicing like I like to, this may not be your bike: suppposedy, there's a 'service clock' that can only be reset at a dealer.What a terrible business model. Sorry you had to go through the hassle. If the bikes weren't so gorgeous I would really start disliking this company.
Thanks...I did get the touring package...ah well, I have to ride it three hours to the dealer to get the 1000 km service, so we'll do it then.That’s weird - I bought mine in November, 1260s Touring and didn’t ask them to activate anything, just had them load the map for the Termi exhaust after I installed it. Maybe they activate the GPS power as part of the Touring package?
Glad you got it sorted though, and you can go back to enjoying your bike, now with GPS. I’m really loving mine (both the bike and Zumo XT).