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Offline stevewfl

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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #45 on: July 02, 2015, 03:57:15 pm »
Yes I was talking power on the Trophy. Friend bought one and mentioned when its loaded and its he and his wife, the bike feels way underpowered than his C14 did.

I absolutely love the Trophy myself.

And especially since you mentioned it handles better than the C14. I'd rather have my nimble 600's over my brute strength liter bikes ANY day
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #46 on: July 02, 2015, 05:57:13 pm »
Anyone got any idea on what maintenance is like on a Duc? Also considering the duc scrambler now.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #47 on: July 02, 2015, 06:03:30 pm »
Anyone got any idea on what maintenance is like on a Duc? Also considering the duc scrambler now.

I suggest you call a dealer and ask.  or see if you can find an online manual.  I hear the new multistrada actually has a pretty nice maintenance interval.

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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #48 on: July 03, 2015, 09:53:12 pm »
Looks like valve inspection every 7500 miles.  Belt (timing I assume) every 2 years. On the triumph, valve check every 12000 miles.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #49 on: July 04, 2015, 05:14:42 am »
Looks like valve inspection every 7500 miles.  Belt (timing I assume) every 2 years. On the triumph, valve check every 12000 miles.


I thought they increased those on the multistrada.  Mmm.

Did you check here?http://www.ducati.com/services/maintenance/index.do

I downloaded the owner's manual and it says check the valves at 30,000 Km

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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #50 on: July 04, 2015, 08:35:46 pm »
It's the air cooled engine in the scrambler that is 7500 miles. The water cooled ones are 15000 miles.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #51 on: July 04, 2015, 09:47:54 pm »
Looks like valve inspection every 7500 miles.  Belt (timing I assume) every 2 years. On the triumph, valve check every 12000 miles.

It's the air cooled engine in the scrambler that is 7500 miles. The water cooled ones are 15000 miles.

Which triumph are you talking about?  The Trophy is at 20,000 and it looks like that is it.  They don't show it on the 40,000 mile interval
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #52 on: July 04, 2015, 11:13:13 pm »
Sorry for the confusion.  Was talking about Ducati Scrambler VA Triumph Scrambler
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2015, 07:42:32 am »
Sorry for the confusion.  Was talking about Ducati Scrambler VA Triumph Scrambler

Ah.  OK.  Two totally different bikes IMO.  The triumph scrambler tries to replicate the classic with every detail.  Even making the fuel injection look like carbs.  It feels heavy, has very stiff suspension, and you better wear leather pants because it is near impossible to keep your leg off the exhaust guard.  The engine has more character than the Bonneville or thruxton because of the 270 degree crank instead of the 180 degree.

The duc is a modern interpretation of a scrambler.  Wide tires, modern suspension, although a little harsh on bumps.  Handles like a sport bike.

I enjoyed riding the duc more, but the triumph is beautiful.

I don't think most people are going to put enough miles a year on either to make service intervals matter much.

BTW:  I found my Guzzi Cafe Classic while looking for a rashed triumph scrambler that I planned on turning into a thruxton.  That is how much I liked the scrambler engine character.

By one and upgrade the suspension and change the exhaust, and enjoy.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2015, 07:57:58 am »
Been checking out both. The engine on the triumph scrambler does sound nice. Have not got a chance to test ride the duc scrambler. But I hear people complain the suspension is a bit too stiff. On the triumph you can install low slung exhaust, which I plan to do if I buy it.
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Re: Itching for a new bike
« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2015, 07:24:03 am »