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OK, now that there appear to be a bunch of Multi's in the Sacramento area we should plan on having a day where we go over/do some basic maintenance on them. I have always wanted to learn how to check & adjust valves, change brake & clutch fluid etc but never had anyone around who was willing to help explain that good stuff.

So - let's plan a day sometime. I'm in no hurry, just putting the thought out there and seeing if the idea catches on.
 

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Can this thread be moved to Norcal?

Doh, meant to post in Norcal section. Can this be moved?

OK, now that there appear to be a bunch of Multi's in the Sacramento area we should plan on having a day where we go over/do some basic maintenance on them. I have always wanted to learn how to check & adjust valves, change brake & clutch fluid etc but never had anyone around who was willing to help explain that good stuff.

So - let's plan a day sometime. I'm in no hurry, just putting the thought out there and seeing if the idea catches on.
 

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I think I was the first to host a valve adjustment workshop at my house a couple months ago. At that time I owned a 999S and a 916. I went with the Testastretta workshop first with plans on hosting the Desmoquattro workshop a month later.

It was a hugh success with a limit of 4 bikes, 3 999s, and a 998. It was a fun grind, a little hot but rich in terms of a learning experience. Ducatimike and Galaxy lent their expertise and tutored the event, Ducshep did the BBQ and we had an additional 3 or 4 observers there who helped out where they could. Since it was 14 hour days both days I kind of wiped my back out and postponed the Desmoquattro workshop to sometime in the future. In the meantime, I sold the 999S and traded my 916 for a Multistrada. At this point throwing a Desmoquattro workshop wouldn't be in my best interests, but throwing one covering the 2V powerplant most certainly would.

I like the idea and yes, we will in the DOG sub-club host another workshop for Multistradas. I fully intend to do my own services and actually look forward to it. Nice to know the 2V in both difficulty and accessibility is much easier than the 4V, especially the Desmoquattro. The Testa wasn't bad at all, access was fantastic. I've already started looking into some of the obstacles like removing the tank and seat on a Multi, etc.

My bike has 5.9K miles on the clock and at this time I'm checking with the previous owner exactly what was done at the last service. There is a chance from the sound of it the 7.5K service was done early. Its every 7.5K instead of 6K on the 07 and newer Ducs. However, the belts being a variable with every 2 years or 12K miles.

This is something we can discuss at our next meeting, which will be a special meeting for Multistradas and ST owners. This will be for the dedicated page on the DOG website for sport tour activities. Since we just brought on board two Multis with a chance for a third very soon, we will have approximately 6 represented. Another first will be the line up of Multis, where have you seen that before?
 

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Ducshep,

Dont you know 3 horns cant play with longnecks???!!!! Im really not in the club since I may or may not have a bike. It was totaled 2 months ago and they still havent finished the paperwork.

John is the Multi really that much more comfortable for you? I knew you wouldnt go for the Goldwing.
 

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Nice, looking forward to seeing what comes together!

I think I was the first to host a valve adjustment workshop at my house a couple months ago. At that time I owned a 999S and a 916. I went with the Testastretta workshop first with plans on hosting the Desmoquattro workshop a month later.

It was a hugh success with a limit of 4 bikes, 3 999s, and a 998. It was a fun grind, a little hot but rich in terms of a learning experience. Ducatimike and Galaxy lent their expertise and tutored the event, Ducshep did the BBQ and we had an additional 3 or 4 observers there who helped out where they could. Since it was 14 hour days both days I kind of wiped my back out and postponed the Desmoquattro workshop to sometime in the future. In the meantime, I sold the 999S and traded my 916 for a Multistrada. At this point throwing a Desmoquattro workshop wouldn't be in my best interests, but throwing one covering the 2V powerplant most certainly would.

I like the idea and yes, we will in the DOG sub-club host another workshop for Multistradas. I fully intend to do my own services and actually look forward to it. Nice to know the 2V in both difficulty and accessibility is much easier than the 4V, especially the Desmoquattro. The Testa wasn't bad at all, access was fantastic. I've already started looking into some of the obstacles like removing the tank and seat on a Multi, etc.

My bike has 5.9K miles on the clock and at this time I'm checking with the previous owner exactly what was done at the last service. There is a chance from the sound of it the 7.5K service was done early. Its every 7.5K instead of 6K on the 07 and newer Ducs. However, the belts being a variable with every 2 years or 12K miles.

This is something we can discuss at our next meeting, which will be a special meeting for Multistradas and ST owners. This will be for the dedicated page on the DOG website for sport tour activities. Since we just brought on board two Multis with a chance for a third very soon, we will have approximately 6 represented. Another first will be the line up of Multis, where have you seen that before?
 

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Ducshep,

Dont you know 3 horns cant play with longnecks???!!!! Im really not in the club since I may or may not have a bike. It was totaled 2 months ago and they still havent finished the paperwork.

John is the Multi really that much more comfortable for you? I knew you wouldnt go for the Goldwing.
I'm still in a state of awesomeland over the comfort and ease of operating this motorcycle. Wow, what fun and easy on my back and especially my knees. However, I've only been on it once and I did have a near miss when my foot slipped on a mat in the garage and I felt a wierd tinge in my left knee. Screw it, I'm taking it out.
 

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Crap, wish I had seen this thread earlier dudecati. Just changed my oil and all the fluids (f & r brakes, clutch) this past weekend. You would have been more that welcome to hang out. Also, my bike is at 10,481 right now...trust me, it wont be long before my 12,000 mile service is due and I'll be doing it myself. We can use mine to check the valves and replace the belts for a workshop. I think doing a demo on one bike at a time will go a little better than three or four with parts and tools strung out all over. But I'd be more than happy to do your brake and clutch fluids at that time as long as you buy all your fluids from me;) ;) :)
 

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Crap, wish I had seen this thread earlier dudecati. Just changed my oil and all the fluids (f & r brakes, clutch) this past weekend. You would have been more that welcome to hang out. Also, my bike is at 10,481 right now...trust me, it wont be long before my 12,000 mile service is due and I'll be doing it myself. We can use mine to check the valves and replace the belts for a workshop. I think doing a demo on one bike at a time will go a little better than three or four with parts and tools strung out all over. But I'd be more than happy to do your brake and clutch fluids at that time as long as you buy all your fluids from me;) ;) :)
The workshop would have been more tolerable if it wasn't 118 degrees out. The end result made everyone happy, Victorious Yellow's 998 sure was out of whack. I wouldn't have learned anything without his 998 because my 999 was in spec and didn't require a belt change. Working with Charles on his bike way into the night both nights taught me alot eventhough I got lost doing calculations on the clearances. Good thing hes like a Ph.d in math. If it wasn't the redos on the measurements and redos on quite a few shims it was the air bubble in the radiator hose that caused an overheat issue on his way home. I was winding down late on Sunday night, he was the last to leave when I heard a knock on the front door, it was Charles and he was on his girlfriend's bike! That told me his bike was broken down somewhere. His bike overheated so I followed him back not far from my house and burped the radiator hose and that did the trick. A thumbs up from Charles as the temp gauge started dropping from 2,000 degrees, ya hooo. What an experience and like I said before, what a grind. My back took two weeks and 39 pain pills later before I could resume normal schedule, lol. That is why I postponed the Desmoquattro workshop.

We will do it again, it was a very worth while experience and I need the repetition. I've already forgotten some things and now i have to dive into another type of motor, although easier motor to work on. I have yet to do clearances on a Desmodue, or whatever my 4 spark plug machine is called now, what, double big bang? Oooo haaaaa. Hey Galaxy, I'll be in attendence and yeah, we can do it at my place again. I haven't gotten word from the PO if the 7.5K service was done early, I'm going to assume it wasn't. That means I have another 1.5K miles before its due.

Got some mods on order bro, now I'm plucking bloke again. Ok, I know you guys want to know even if I'm probably repeating myself. Bought a used but never used Zero Gravity sport tour model tinted windscreen, LED tail light from D&D, adjustable tour model rider pegs from D&D in black (pretty cool new introduction from Paul), Pazzo black long clutch and short brake levers with DOG CLUB written on the inside, will order tomorrow or next day Shift Tech carbon fiber hugger and sprocket cover. I held off on ordering the cf lower exhaust shield so I could find out about the brackets for same depending on what kind of cat bypass I pick up. Some bypass pipes have the brackets where some don't. I think the stock silver painted exhaust shields looks like crap, but the aftermarket carbon fiber ones don't. I'll do the cat bypass first then complete the full exhaust system later if I can save up for it. One of the problems I have is an Indian casino is located a mile from my house. If I have some extra cake in my pocket I have a tendency to wander over there singing "On the banks of the river, stood Running John, old Indian Brave, he had a dollar, in his pocket, so instead of saving for a full system, he threw it down, on the table" bla bla bla.

Man, I love this bike. Just cleaning the chain tonight was fun.
 
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