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Forum index -   Wanna buy: Looking to buy 04 Multistrada.....
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Twisted Rider
No Multistrada

   

Joined: 22 Sep 2014
Posts: 27
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:04 pm Reply with quote

Just found this forum last night. Looks like the place to find out about this bike I stumbled upon. 04 Multistrada 1000DS with only 5000 miles on it. It's a dealer and they want $5500 for it.

I've always wanted a Ducati but never thought I'd get the chance to get one this cheap! Of course, it won't be cheap if I don't know what questions to ask to the dealer and I get hit with a repair bill of a few grand.

I see that this 04 model has some sort of a valve guide issue. Are there any other "quirks" that occur with this model?

They also have an 07 1100S with 9200 miles on it. This one is a few grand more. Is it better to get the 07 to avoid potential inherent problems that the 04 has?

Any guidance/insight would be hugely appreciated. Thanks.
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DharmaChappell
MTS: 07 1100S (Red)

   

Joined: 16 Dec 2006
Posts: 1210
Location: Bent, Oregon, USA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:48 am Reply with quote

Depending on your ca$h situation and the service records of the bikes, the '04 might be a good deal but the 1100S will likely be less of a gamble and deliver more value in the long run. There are many on this forum with outstanding stories about their 1000DS Multis from 2003 - 2006.

The biggest issue is the state of the valves and the fuel tank status. Both can be addressed.

Keep us posted.

-Dharma

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potomacduc
MTS: 13 1200 (Red)

   

Joined: 22 Aug 2006
Posts: 3300
Location: VA, USA

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:01 pm Reply with quote

Having sold a 1000DS just last year, that price seems a bit high. The mileage is very low, but that means issues may not have raised their head and been addressed. A tick under $5k would make more sense.

The two main issues (from a cost standpoint) that might pop up are valve guides and tank expansion. The valve guides affect only the 1000DS bikes, the tank issue affects both. Both problems are solvable and there are many threads on here about both.
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Blackmulti
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Black)

   

Joined: 11 Jun 2009
Posts: 429
Location: Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:30 pm Reply with quote

That is a lot of money for that bike. I am thinking about selling mine and in looking at the market in this area I'm gonna be in the $4K range.

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Twisted Rider
MTS: 07 1100 (Red)

   

Joined: 22 Sep 2014
Posts: 27
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:31 pm Reply with quote

Well, I took the plunge today. And it feels great! Brought home my Multi today. 2007 1100. It has 19k miles on it but just had valves adjusted, New cam belts, new front brakes, and new back tire. Full Termi exhaust, DP seat and panniers to boot! $5600. I'm in love.

Got my Stebel air horn on order.

Ill be a regular on this forum. I have lots of learning ahead of me....

First question....heated grips or heated gloves?
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camcow
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Gray)

   

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Posts: 30
Location: Burlington MA USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:22 pm Reply with quote

Depends on how cold you're going to ride in. I like grips because they're always on the bike and let me use a lighter weight glove for better feel when it starts getting cold. A set of gloves will let you ride in colder weather, but once I've got to wear heavy gloves and bundle up with that many layers, riding just gets less fun. 35 is about as cold as I go unless it's the middle of winter, roads are clear, and I've got a jones to ride.

I also put some handguards on when temps start getting below 50 on a regular basis.

I'd also fashion some sort of oil cooler blocker when temps are below 40, or your engine will take forever to warm up and run a bit on the cold side.

Camcow
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camcow
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Gray)

   

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Posts: 30
Location: Burlington MA USA

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:23 pm Reply with quote

Depends on how cold you're going to ride in. I like grips because they're always on the bike and let me use a lighter weight glove for better feel when it starts getting cold. A set of gloves will let you ride in colder weather, but once I've got to wear heavy gloves and bundle up with that many layers, riding just gets less fun. 35 is about as cold as I go unless it's the middle of winter, roads are clear, and I've got a jones to ride.

I also put some handguards on when temps start getting below 50 on a regular basis.

I'd also fashion some sort of oil cooler blocker when temps are below 40, or your engine will take forever to warm up and run a bit on the cold side.

Camcow
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Hansam
MTS: 04 1000 DS (Custom colour)

   

Joined: 22 Mar 2008
Posts: 774
Location: Hittnau, Switzerland

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:56 am Reply with quote

Hi TwistedRider

Non of them: Handguards first.
I suggest the ones from the 1200 Multi (can be put on the 1000/1100 MTS as well) and the mirror problem get's solved with it.
Or you go for any aftermarket handguards.
Use the search engine in this forum and you'll find plenty of entries on that.
I have carbon handguards which are even closed aside.
Since then no heating is needed anymore and I drive even in winter times.

Kind regards

Sam
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Twisted Rider
MTS: 07 1100 (Red)

   

Joined: 22 Sep 2014
Posts: 27
Location: Chicago

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:15 pm Reply with quote

Hansam-
Thanks for the info. I already have handguards on the way - Barkburner Storms.
As for the mirror problem....I heard of the vibrating problem. And boy, is there! Since I have handguards on the way, I need to solve this problem another way.

Hopefully I can find something in the forum.
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bikerjim
MTS: 11 1200S (Custom colour)

   

Joined: 10 May 2004
Posts: 277
Location: Raleigh, NC

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:46 pm Reply with quote

need an owners manual? let me know
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