15 Aug 22, 05:51 am

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Maintenance and Servicing / Fuel Pump Fix / Hack
« Last post by ahdoman on Yesterday at 07:27:35 pm »
So I did another video for YouTube. This one shows you how to fix the fuel pump connection.

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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Is this a sign of leaking brake fluid?
« Last post by Teaboy on August 13, 2022, 05:07:11 pm »
Looks like a winter project to me a good rub down and a can of black aerosol will sort it out
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Multistrada 950 and V2 - Main Chat board / Re: Design for the sake of design ?
« Last post by flyfifer on August 13, 2022, 03:07:13 pm »
They have done it again !
It has been noted on a.n.other thread that the footpeg rubbers sometimes escape.
Well, washing the bike today I noticed the RHS riders footrest rubber had gone (it was there when I washed it last week!).
I had a vague memory of reading that pillion and rider footpeg rubbers were different - so checked the LHS and both rider and pillion peg rubbers appear to be the same.
But the kicker is The LHS and RHS rubbers are not interchangeable.
The rubbers have "Ducati" moulded into them - so the word would face the "wrong" way on the other side.

To ensure that you do not commit the heinous crime of having Ducati facing the wrong way --- the footpegs have cut outs that mate with the rubbers --- so they can only go in one side !

The feature complies perfectly with the Japanese Poka-yoke technique of mistake prevention - things can only be assembled one way. Pity Ducati chose a cosmetic item to practice on !

P.S. I think the V2 is fantastic (3,600 miles in) and better than the Tracer GT and Tiger 800 I had immediately prior to my V2 but some details are annoying.

And why are the rubbers prone to coming out - see other thread on here.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Heed crash bars
« Last post by Dill on August 13, 2022, 09:32:02 am »
@DOR55 - Just wondered if you found the centre stand 'dolly' effective?

Was looking at getting one but have seen mixed reviews so just wondered how you find it?

For a bonus point, I've seen them on ebay for around 100 - is that what you paid?
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Lighting, Electrical, and Wiring / Re: Horn power supply
« Last post by flyfifer on August 12, 2022, 11:09:20 pm »
 :046: :046:
I road tested the Denali Mini today and a few road users may have noticed it .
Definitely louder than stock - happy that I persevered with a fiddly mounting arrangement.
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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Re: Heed crash bars
« Last post by ftellassie on August 12, 2022, 06:40:16 pm »
Anyone aware of what skid plates are compatible with the Heed crash bars for MTS 950 (2018)?

I tried to install the Ducati skid plate which did not work..luckily they let me return it, my ducati tech also doesnt think the Ibex (https://www.accessoryinternational.com/product/zieger-10002964-skid-plate-black.html) one would work..

Any suggestions?

Thanks
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Is this a sign of leaking brake fluid?
« Last post by Paul_Smith on August 12, 2022, 12:30:07 pm »
At a guess, a mechanic put it back on with their hands covered in brake fluid and didn't wipe it down afterward. It is structurally sound but unsightly, you should be able to get a replacement for twenty quid or so.
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Is this a sign of leaking brake fluid?
« Last post by Dill on August 12, 2022, 01:18:06 am »
*Originally Posted by buzzardbilly [+]
Dill - nothing to worry about as long as there is no current sign of leakage  - mine's very similar on a 2017 model . Just sloppy fill by the dealer

Thanks - suspected as much. May replace it if/when I sell the bike as it looks a bit of a mess, but still seems secure.
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Is this a sign of leaking brake fluid?
« Last post by Dill on August 12, 2022, 01:16:16 am »
*Originally Posted by wethogs [+]
Have you ridden the bike in the winter? Looks to me like corrosion due to road salt.

Nope, but I can see why you'd say that. It's just generally fine weather riding. Nowhere else on the bike looks like this, just the brake fluid reservoir cover.
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Maintenance and Servicing / Re: Is this a sign of leaking brake fluid?
« Last post by buzzardbilly on August 11, 2022, 09:42:02 pm »
Dill - nothing to worry about as long as there is no current sign of leakage  - mine's very similar on a 2017 model . Just sloppy fill by the dealer
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