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Old May 22nd, 2013, 07:11 PM   #1
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Taking your Hyperstrada Off Road

I am starting a thread dedicate to those of us who (foolishly?) take our Hypers off the pavement. I am inspired by this dude who did the continental divide trail on a hypermotard:

Gear | time to get rolling

Let's talk suspension settings/mods, DTC and ABS setups, tires, post pics...

I have only done dirt roads so far, but plan on taking it up some passes here in Colorado. Anyone else got their Hypers dirty yet?
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 07:45 PM   #2
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I plan on doing some dual sporting with the Hyperstrada as soon as I get it protected and put on some TKC 80s. I'm talking some decent forest roads, not dirt bike stuff, unless I accidentally end up there
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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I plan on doing some dual sporting with the Hyperstrada as soon as I get it protected and put on some TKC 80s. I'm talking some decent forest roads, not dirt bike stuff, unless I accidentally end up there
...you'll allways end up there

BTW, I think turning the bike into decent offroading will require upgraded suspension and other wheels.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 08:22 PM   #4
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...you'll allways end up there

BTW, I think turning the bike into decent offroading will require upgraded suspension and other wheels.
I agree, especially the suspension part. I might talk to race tech about it to see if they have any suggestions.
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Old May 22nd, 2013, 09:17 PM   #5
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When you say upgraded suspension are you talking about how stiff the stock suspension is and needing to soften it up, or the travel of the suspension, or am i totally off the mark? With the tires i was talking to my ducati tech and he said if the tires are not to the same spec and you have traction control on the bike will freak out. I didn't quit understand how the traction works when your leaned over but he said it has something to do with that.

There are some rides up in alaska i would like to do that are on less than un-improved dirt roads.

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Old May 23rd, 2013, 05:50 AM   #6
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I fully intent to Adventureize my Strada that is why I bought it and all the haters that say Ducati’s are too pretty to get dirty or say you can’t go anywhere with 17” wheels well I say they can go suck it come follow me on their 1200GS and big KTMs!!

Like I said in the TCK80 thread I am looking at the Metzler Karoo 3 on the rear and the Metzler Sahara 3 on the front in a 130, we are so limited in size choices right now. I would do the TCK80 with a little prodding but the longevity is my only issue and I want to give the new Karoo 3s a shot.

Suspension wise I think I’ll do what S10 did to start putting 5WT oil in the forks to start then evaluate from there with real world jeep trail testing, not single track.

Woody’s Wheel Works here in Denver has built Spoke wheels for lots of Ducati’s on Excel rims over the years for Multistrada and Hypermotards so if need be they can be had albeit for a price.

I personally have been hounding the aftermarket folks about farkles like better sump guards, water pump guard, radiator guard, engine guards, larger foot pegs and bigger fuel tanks with mixed results. Venders like Touratec, Altrider, Twisted Throttle, Strada Avvneturose, Woody’s Wheel Works and California Cycle Works along with Belleview Ducati near Seattle home of the Adventure Hypermotard.
I should be able to post up some dirty pictures after this weekend……
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 06:52 AM   #7
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Jerdog53, we have so many great off road rides in the southwest, it would be a shame not to utilize the bikes full potential. I sold my adventure tourer and a dual sport Husky for this bike and I plan on making it work. I think I'll try a short dirt ride today and see how bad the front suspension really is. It's a bumpy rock road with some washout ruts. No problem with any adventure bikes in the past. Just stand up and enjoy the ride.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 07:20 AM   #8
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Have not done any offroad, but if it is anything like the ST, crawling around in 1st and 2nd brings the temps up and fan runs nearly all the time.

I really like the Hepco & Becker bashplate protection on the ST, it has survived many big hits, but no jumping. Alpine tunnel is a good example of rocks to be careful of.

Also this motor is a beast in the lower gears, at least in Touring and Sport, have not tried urban. The ST has "T" mode and pretty gentle for walking around in rocks and offroad trails.
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Old May 23rd, 2013, 08:58 AM   #9
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I fully intent to Adventureize my Strada that is why I bought it and all the haters that say Ducati’s are too pretty to get dirty or say you can’t go anywhere with 17” wheels well I say they can go suck it come follow me on their 1200GS and big KTMs!!

Like I said in the TCK80 thread I am looking at the Metzler Karoo 3 on the rear and the Metzler Sahara 3 on the front in a 130, we are so limited in size choices right now. I would do the TCK80 with a little prodding but the longevity is my only issue and I want to give the new Karoo 3s a shot.

Suspension wise I think I’ll do what S10 did to start putting 5WT oil in the forks to start then evaluate from there with real world jeep trail testing, not single track.

Woody’s Wheel Works here in Denver has built Spoke wheels for lots of Ducati’s on Excel rims over the years for Multistrada and Hypermotards so if need be they can be had albeit for a price.

I personally have been hounding the aftermarket folks about farkles like better sump guards, water pump guard, radiator guard, engine guards, larger foot pegs and bigger fuel tanks with mixed results. Venders like Touratec, Altrider, Twisted Throttle, Strada Avvneturose, Woody’s Wheel Works and California Cycle Works along with Belleview Ducati near Seattle home of the Adventure Hypermotard.
I should be able to post up some dirty pictures after this weekend……
Jerdog, thanks for all the great tips. I am going to try the D616 as I ride mostly on roads and I think the TKC80 is too dirt oriented. The Karoo 3 only comes in a 170 and I haven't been able to find one in stock. It's great to know that Woody's in an option if all else fails.

I sent Ducati of Belleview an email but they did not reply. I am also looking for engine/radiator/exhaust protection without any success.
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Jerdog, thanks for all the great tips. I am going to try the D616 as I ride mostly on roads and I think the TKC80 is too dirt oriented. The Karoo 3 only comes in a 170 and I haven't been able to find one in stock. It's great to know that Woody's in an option if all else fails.

I sent Ducati of Belleview an email but they did not reply. I am also looking for engine/radiator/exhaust protection without any success.
I bought my bike through Ducati Bellevue. They get their parts through the above suppliers and work with some to develope. I talked to AltRider which is in the area and they were going to try and get their hands on Bellevue's strada so they can develope some after market parts. They asked for my bike but I am too far away. James is Ducati Bellevue's parts manager, so if you call ask for him. He is easy to work with.
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