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Old July 31st, 2017, 06:22 PM   #1
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Hello, Folks:

New to the forum, new do Ducatis!

As the thread title states, I was pretty interested and sold on getting the new 2017 Multistrada. I had done an excessive amount of research online for a couple of weeks and thought I had my mind made up. So I made my way to the local Ducati dealer here in Chicago. When I walked in they had one sitting pretty much right as you walked in the door.

First Thoughts - Holy Hell, that bike is A LOT bigger than I expected. I quickly questioned my Internet Decision and started walking around the bike to take in just how big it was. It was too big for me. I was bummed as I was pretty much dead set on getting one.

After a bit a sales person freed up and came to talk to me. I voiced my issues with the Multistrada and my disappointment on how much bigger it was than I'd thought. He asked me if I'd considered the Hyperstrada? I said I wasn't even aware of the model? Well it just so happened that they had a leftover 2016 with Three miles on it. I went and looked at it and boy, this was way closer to the type/size of motorcycle that I was looking for being in an urban environment and no intentions of cross country rides.

Long story (not so) short....I ended up getting the bike for what I think is a fair price. I've had it for Seven days and have put 113 miles on it so far. I really am enjoying this bike a lot.

I have questions though. Where is a good place to go and look for accessories for this? What I'm specifically interested in is some sort of mount for my iPhone 7 so I can use GPS. As you all know the motorcycle has the Two 12V outlets on it for charging and adding electronics. When I opened the cover I noticed that they are significantly smaller than the American 12V Cigarette Outlets. So is the best/only way to do this to get the DIN12v to US Cigarette adapters I see online?

Any and All help/recommendations are greatly appreciated.

I would post a picture, but it currently as stock as can be and you all know what the Hyperstradas look like.

Thanks in advance!

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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:00 PM   #2
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Why adaptors? Big clunky things.

I added a relay, delay and did direct wire to the battery for accessories. Relay because it is safer. Delay because it allows the bike to get full power for the start. Direct wire because it keeps all the wiring hidden.

The outlets are for my heated vest.

For motorcycle power you might look at Powerlet.com
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:07 PM   #3
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Why adaptors? Big clunky things.

I added a relay, delay and did direct wire to the battery for accessories. Relay because it is safer. Delay because it allows the bike to get full power for the start. Direct wire because it keeps all the wiring hidden.

The outlets are for my heated vest.

For motorcycle power you might look at Powerlet.com
As I stated in my original post, I am new to this bike and ducati. So I'm looking for input on how to set things up on the bike. I've always rode sport bikes and Harley's in the past. These are completely new to me. And after a lot of searching, I'm not coming up with much online. Which is why I'm here asking questions. I'd like to know what everyone who has these is doing so I don't make any mistakes.

Thanks for the input and link. I'll check it out.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:11 PM   #4
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I'd like to know what everyone who has these is doing.
I have a number of threads with lots of photos.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:14 PM   #5
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I have a number of threads with lots of photos.
Thanks. I will search your threads.

I'm sort of shocked by the limited amount of aftermarket for this bike.

I love it...but I'm used to searching for these upgrades/tweeks and getting back pages of ideas.

Number one for me though is getting some sort of mount that will handle the iPhone 7.

Or is using my phone for GPS a bad idea?
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:17 PM   #6
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...bike [Multistrada] is A LOT bigger than I expected...I really am enjoying this bike [Hyperstrada] a lot.
I riding buddy of mine has the Pikes Peak, too big for my liking. I didn't see the Hyper coming either but I'm digging it now...
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:20 PM   #7
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Or is using my phone for GPS a bad idea?
I prefer a real GPS, one designed for motorcycle use. I have the Garmin Zumo 595 and added the tire pressure monitors.

All weather use, saves my track files, allows me to load several days of my complicated backroad routes and takes a ton of abuse.

All the above reasons are very important to me.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 10:16 PM   #8
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Welcome to the club!

There's some aftermarket accessories out there if you look hard enough! Everything fits with the Hypermotard so you should be able to find a few things. First things I fitted were RadGuard radiator and oil cooler guards, come frame and axle sliders, and a RAM mount for my phone. I couldn't find a clean waterproof way to get power from the sockets so I typically just ride with a big external battery in a Wolfman Enduro Pocket tank bag that also holds my IPass, disc lock, earplugs and headphones. Why Ducati didn't include a power socket by the handlebars is beyond my comprehension. Not much room in it but small enough to leave on the bike and throw in a backpack or the saddle bags when parked so it doesn't get snatched.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 05:57 AM   #9
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There's a 12v connector underneath the headlight (intended for a GPS, is switched with the ignition) that is easily tapped into to add a charger for your phone. Look for the thread on here detailing how to use it.

Personally I have a small 12v to 5v buck converter with 2 USB ports. The USB cable/ports hang underneath my left handlebar switch cluster and have rubber caps to keep them water tight. The buck converter mounts right on the top of the triple clamp hidden from view.

As for the outlets, they are called powerlet, bmw, or DIN connector. There's a wide variety of options if you'd want to get accessories. I just carry a Powerlet to standard 12v adapter in my toolkit under the seat. That was the cheapest option.
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Old August 1st, 2017, 07:57 AM   #10
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eBay has a cheap double USB powerlet adapter. A little bulky but rides well in the thigh port.

If you don't like the RAM mount option, UltimateAddons sells phone specific all weather cases that have quick detach plates for a bar mount. You just have to buy the right bar width mount (the narrow one). I used this setup for my GS5 and loved it. It has waterproof ports for headphones and charging. Only downside is they are a UK based company so shipping takes some time.
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