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« Reply #100 on: May 14, 2012, 04:31:06 pm »

... the locking mechanism seems to keep a solid grip on the key when you're on the move.
Oh that doesn't sound at all like my luck.
Fortunately I keep the Owner's manual with the pin code start procedure, under the saddle.
Locked up safe and...D'OH!
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« Reply #101 on: May 14, 2012, 05:39:43 pm »


Oh that doesn't sound at all like my luck.
Fortunately I keep the Owner's manual with the pin code start procedure, under the saddle.
Locked up safe and...D'OH!

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Evernote and a PDF of the manual for me.

Mind you, it's going to be opening the tank to fill up that's going to get me. Usually, mind you, I do get the 'NO KEY' warning, which is scary enough as it is. Rode back the first time, searched everywhere, stomped screamed, sulked, found it in the seat lock...
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« Reply #102 on: May 14, 2012, 09:37:38 pm »




Just wait until the first time you ride off and forget to remove the key from that spot... Get about a quarter mile before the dash light up with the "NO KEY" Error message.

that'll make your heart jump!

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You just HAD to mention that didn't you...  I keep my cellphone under the rear seat.  Today I stopped to call a friend and about 1/4 mile down the road sure enough, there was the no key message.  Gave me a bit of a scare.  

Another scare I had was a "DES REAR PRELOAD" error message that came on at the very beginning of my ride today.  It came on right after a sloppy high power shift that caused the rear to squat abruptly.  Turning the bike off for a minute cleared the error.  I then proceeded to ride for another 450+ miles including multiple stops and plenty of hedonistic throttle twisting and canyon shredding debauchery with nary a complaint from the duc.  

In related news.  Today was a very good day!
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« Reply #103 on: May 14, 2012, 09:57:57 pm »

I keep the spare key in the back pocket of my riding pants. I committed the PIN to memory.
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« Reply #104 on: May 15, 2012, 08:48:59 am »

Do any of you have 75k+ on your MTS1200's ?

I'm getting bored with my FJR and the MTS1200 is on the short list, but if longevity isn't it's strong point, I may have to look elsewhere.
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« Reply #105 on: May 15, 2012, 09:41:07 am »

You realize the MTS1200 has only been available for sale for about 2 years?   I think you're going to be hard pressed to find any examples with 75k+ miles.



Do any of you have 75k+ on your MTS1200's ?

I'm getting bored with my FJR and the MTS1200 is on the short list, but if longevity isn't it's strong point, I may have to look elsewhere.
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« Reply #106 on: May 15, 2012, 01:03:15 pm »


You realize the MTS1200 has only been available for sale for about 2 years?   I think you're going to be hard pressed to find any examples with 75k+ miles.



Ah good point, I was thinking it came out in 2008, but a little googling shows it came out in 2010. I guess I'll wait a couple more years.
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« Reply #107 on: May 15, 2012, 02:04:43 pm »

Really?  I don't think you're going to have a large sample size of bikes to determine whether or not they're reliable past 75k.

If you like it, you should buy it.  If you're really concerned, look elsewhere because I don't think you're going to be able to get enough data to make an informed decision unless you wait a long time.
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« Reply #108 on: May 15, 2012, 10:27:02 pm »


Do any of you have 75k+ on your MTS1200's ?

I'm getting bored with my FJR and the MTS1200 is on the short list, but if longevity isn't it's strong point, I may have to look elsewhere.


I'm in the same boat.  I expect a $20,000 bike to last a long time.  It will be interesting to see if the one thing this bike doesn't do is repel bullets.  
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« Reply #109 on: May 16, 2012, 08:02:36 am »


Really?  I don't think you're going to have a large sample size of bikes to determine whether or not they're reliable past 75k.

If you like it, you should buy it.  If you're really concerned, look elsewhere because I don't think you're going to be able to get enough data to make an informed decision unless you wait a long time.


I still have a year or two before I'll make a decision, even longer before I *have* to do anything.

Maybe by then Ducati will address the swelling gas tanks.
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« Reply #110 on: May 16, 2012, 07:47:35 pm »

I'll tell you one thing, if they do iron this bike out, talk about a must buy!
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« Reply #111 on: May 16, 2012, 08:15:46 pm »

Ironed out? This bike is well sorted. Got 3000 miles on mine so far and very very little to complain about. It's plenty ironed out. A test ride will pull on anyone's pocket book.
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« Reply #112 on: May 16, 2012, 08:53:52 pm »

I can sum up my purchase thought like this, I could find 100 reasons not to buy, but only needed one to!
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« Reply #113 on: May 16, 2012, 09:27:34 pm »


I can sum up my purchase thought like this, I could find 100 reasons not to buy, but only needed one to!


... and I bet you found more than one. I sure as hell did.
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« Reply #114 on: May 16, 2012, 09:31:24 pm »

I figured out a great way to describe the engine in the MTS.  It's the engine that Harley Davidson claims to make.  
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« Reply #115 on: May 16, 2012, 09:45:43 pm »

I'd prefer an ST3 with slightly more upright ergonomics, slightly less weight, and 15k valve intervals.  I would buy new.  Bonus points for electronic cruise control and better fuel economy (the original was great, but I'll take extra mileage).
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« Reply #116 on: May 16, 2012, 09:58:23 pm »




... and I bet you found more than one. I sure as hell did.


Oh there were more than one but the one that did it for me was the wife saying ok!!
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« Reply #117 on: May 17, 2012, 07:15:32 am »


I'd prefer an ST3 with slightly more upright ergonomics, slightly less weight, and 15k valve intervals.  I would buy new.  Bonus points for electronic cruise control and better fuel economy (the original was great, but I'll take extra mileage).


You just described the multi to a T, sans cruise control.
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« Reply #118 on: May 17, 2012, 10:11:27 am »

And with long travel suspension, much more upgright, sans fairing, and sans the ST2/3/4's classic and far less polarizing styling in general.  But you know, other than that, it's close.  Smile
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« Reply #119 on: May 17, 2012, 06:26:21 pm »

Have you ridden it?
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