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Forum index -   Wanna buy: 2006 Multistrada 1000 S - considering buying, your opinion?
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jamesmci
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Joined: 31 May 2018
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Location: United States

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 12:50 am Reply with quote

Hi there -

I'm considering buying a 2006 Multistrada 1000 S that has 32,500 miles on it. The bike looks brand new and I think the owner has taken good care of it.

Bike is listed here: https://lasvegas.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2006-ducati-multistrada-1000s/6593335559.html

Any opinions pro or con about this bike with this many miles on it?

Thanks for your time!

James
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Booney
MTS: 05 1000S DS (Black)

   

Joined: 13 Nov 2007
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Location: France,Midi Pyrenees

PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 5:14 am Reply with quote

Hi
You have good taste and so we welcome you!
Apart from the usual checks, look at:
Valve guides - Some early bikes had issues. Mine is on the list but runs like a dream!
Rear wheel bearings - Expensive so make sure there's no play wse.
Tank warpage - I'll let someone nearer to you talk about that!
Cambelts and tensioner bearings - check them.
Clutch pack and release bearing - check.
Front discs - Some were prone to warpage - replace with Brembo serie Oro.
Fuel gauge and rear brakes don't work very well but most of us just live with that as
the rest of the bike is AWESOME!

Good Luck
Very Happy
Booney

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Coleman
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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 11:08 am Reply with quote

I think you could find one in the same price point with less miles. Sub 15k
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Kerry
MTS: 06 620 (Red)

   

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:00 pm Reply with quote

looks like the "service light" is on, might want to check and see what service is recommended due and how much it will be

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jamesmci
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:54 pm Reply with quote

Thanks for your input, folks, I really appreciate it.

James Smile
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lotus54
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Location: Port Angeles, WA USA

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 2:09 pm Reply with quote

It looks darn good. Generally the valve guide issue showed up by 20k miles. Likely if it runs well and doesn’t use oil it is ok. But it is very easy to check the horizontal exhaust valve guide. Might be worth doing or taking to a local shop for a checkout first.

Fuel tank expansion is another potential issue. From the gaps it may have some. I’d ask the seller and see if it has had the fuel pump gasket recall done.

Is it local to you?
Mark

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