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Information on my Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Touring
My modifications including the terrific TuneBoy, Tuning, Cruise Control and QuickShifter systems.
and the dissapointing build/parts reliability of my bike in under 5 years, and 74,000 km
Last updated 22 Aug 2016

Motorrad Long Term Test
Boy! They should look at mine at 74,000km!!
Feb 2015
The BAD stuff !! List of Warranty issues with my 2010 bike Feb 2015
The Great TKC80 Experiment draws to a close Feb 2015
Manuals data sheets and random Tech Info
Wiring Diag. for MTS1200S ABS
Photos for Ducati.MS uploads
Virtual Dash (needs Flash player)
Known Issues with the bike Feb 2015
DP CF tail pictures
* TUNEBOY SW Updates * (Jan 2014)
* TUNEBOY Electronic Cruise Control *
* Cruise Control Operation *
* Cruise Control Nudge Buttons *
* TUNEBOY QuickShifter *
* TUNEBOY Multiple Trim-Map Option
Update History
TUNEBOY Tuning Hints
MultiTool and MultiTool Lite the Android App Feb 2015
MultiTool 'Android App' manual (on-line) Feb 2015
MultiTool decaf the Windows App (comming soon) Feb 2015
List of current FARKLES
Borescope Images

Collection of manuals and instruction/installation leaflets

MultiTool 'Android App' manual (on-line)
MultiTool 'Android App' manual (PDF)
TuneBoy V4 documentation

Rear Brake TSB
Latest Ducati Technical Service Bulletins (online list at AutoMD)
2010 w/s manual (link)
2010 user manual PDF
2016/17 MS Enduro w/s manual PDF
2016/17 MS Enduro user manual PDF
2016/17 MS Enduro parts PDF
DP Alarm PDF
DP Top Case Kit PDF
DP CF Tail Kit PDF
RAD Guards PDF
SW Motech header guard PDF
SW Motech crash bars PDF
SW Motech HAWK lighmounts (radiator discontinued )PDF
SW Motech HAWK lighmounts (fairing) PDF
SW Motech HAWK lighmounts (crashbar) PDF
SW Motech On/Off road footpegs PDF (actual height unknown)
Denali D2 lights PDF
Visi-Tec SUPABRAKE Algo : Schematic : User Guide
MIVV decat PDF
MIVV decat and SUONO PDF
FAT DUC O2 manipulator PDF
Touratech Handguards PDF
Touratech spolier for Handguards PDF
Touratech Light Mounts PDF
Touratech GPS Mount PDF
Android Data Logger for TuneBoyTrim instructions (PDF)
Cruise Control Nudge Buttons PDF
Link to PDF diag. of Plug Connections for Nudge Buttons and QS
Exploring Inside the HFKU PDF
Cordona SG instructions
AutoDoctor WiFi ELM327
Nolan B5 Intercom

Favorite Vendors

Twisted Throttle
SW Motech
Motorrad Garage
Rad Guards
Motorcycle Headlight Protection Australia
Touratech (in Oz)
The Good Wool Store
MotoComposites (Hign Quality Carbon Fiber....)


bolt conversion tables
Pro Bolt Guide from Pro-Bolt

Great Multistrada 1200 links Multistrada forum
AndyW-Inuk's Ducati Multistrada 1200 Information Resource
Ducati Spot forum

Photos for my uploads

EXVL spring (MIVV)aka "MIVV's springy thingy".
Rubber Strips aka "Tampone Elastico" This is where they go ...
Polkolbin Ride - doesn't look that hard !
Man Down.
Polkolbin Ride - Oh OH
My Turn.
Polkolbin Ride - see what I did wrong ??
Thank goodness for crash bars!.
Killer in Yellow !

Wattagans Ride
Wattagans Ride
Wattagans Ride (walk of shame)
driveway spill
driveway spill
Wet mark on front header.

my gouged timing belt cover.

Gouged timing belt cover.

See the gap? Top pulley further out than bottom.

This pulley here.

Broken! - Both stop light mounting tabs (plastic!).

Multistrada 1200 / Ducati ... Videos

Why buy a multi ? (1)
Why buy a multi ? (2)
Ducati and Xerox
I want to buy a Multi
Quad Squad returns home
Road to Ruins (Part I)
Road to Ruins (Part II)
National Geographic Multi-love (Mega Factories 45 mins)

Known Issues

( The Issues in RED were on my 2010 MSTD1200S Touring)
Issue commentWork Around ?
Fuelling Mostly due to stringent EPA type regulations
Generally masked over by making the mixture richer
Some of the accepted workarounds include :
low tech - O2 manipulators, Temp manipulators etc.
PC-V or similar addon and maps
ECU re-maps
Bags Leaking The 1st gen bags were noted to leak in wet weather due to the
front and rear edges not closing up hard enough, leaving a small gap.
Fixed nicley with the addition (or retro fit) of 2 clasps on each bag (must admit mine were fine)
Hands Free fails (bike wont turn on) A number of threads on this issue. some failure modes have been :
Failed Hands Free unit, broken or disconnected antenae, (battery failed in key), iPhone interferance
and known HotSpot (RF) locations
for failed units there is only replacement.
For instances of RF or iPhone interferance, just keep away...
If all else fails there's always the 'button' on the tank + PIN code method
Hands Free Tank Filler wont open A number of reports that the tank wont open.
Gentle downward pressure on the lid as you lift the latch might help
Wait a couple of minutes, turn the bike on and off again
Carry a 4mm Allen Key... Just in case ...
Starter Switch (button) Is suspected of causing battery drain if the on/off switch is left in the down position
the accepted workaround is to remember to leave it up when you walk away from the bike
in addition many of these were replaced as part of an upgrade/recall
Wind noise All aftermarket screens claim reduced noise.
a number of riders have added 'longer' mounting hardware to move the
screen forward and more upright. This seems the most effective to date
Some aftermarket alternative include :
palmer products screen adjuster
add on lifters to move the screen forward
other screens ... etc
DES failures rear Mechanical - the whole rear shock adjusting system fails
Electronic - the DES ECU fails
In some cases firmware issues resulted in erroneus error messages
For the 'Mechanical' no work around, just replace it (the entire assembly)
(mine was the 4th my dealer had seen).
For the ECU. usually only affects on changing to/from one or two 'modes'
switching off and on again resets the 'check engine' light.
Could just be firmware
DES failures front Electronic - the DES ECU fails
On my bike this proved to be a loose pin in the connector plug on the RH fork.
This loose pin just needed to be seated back down inside the plug.
In addition I have cable tied the cable to the bars so there is no flexing at the plug.
Clutch Slave Cylinder The piston in the clutch slave cylinder is a sloppy fit and can
jam causing either inablilty to engage the clutch, or worse still,
sporadic behviour when dis-engaing
no work around, just replace it.
Head Issues Hmpf...
Blown front head!!. need I say more
WTF does 'porus head casting' mean anyway !?!?!?
4 of these in a small sample here on Oz alone !!!
(mine was the 2nd one my dealer had seen.

If your bike is blowing exxessive white smoke
If your bike starts real rough, backfiring and coughing, but run OK warm
If your bike is losing coolant
If your bike 'smells' like coolant
Get This Checked! (A single head costs approx $3000 Oz)
apart from the head it could also mean radiator and / or valve problems too !
Have you seen the new Triumph Explorer comming out next year ?
Oil Leaks Front Cylinder
Oil leaks from bottom right stud
Oil leaks from head gasket
Oil leaks from Oil filter seal
oil leaks from oil strainer
oil leaks from rocker cover gasket
Front end 'clunk' from forks Some say it's the windscreen
Some say it's the oil cooler - check the rubber gromet to the nose cone is still inplace
Some say it's the brakes
Some say it;s the suspension - try more pre-load
Ohlins suggest it *may* be fixed by adding a small shim on each leg
try it all...
poor Rear brake Using the rear brake requires a lot of pedal travel, and needs a firm foot to get good hold
especially on a steep hill
There is a Technical service bulletin out on this. Your dealer *should* know about it ...
Rear Brake TSB
Radiator failures Blockages and a few cases where the 'divider' forcing the
water through the cooling fins was missing, causing the water to simply circulate (drop?)
straight through without cooling

some early reports of 'swarf' blockages inside the engine castings too ...
Some indication the HAWK brakets might cause cracking
Mine simply failed suddenly and in a gush of coolant on the driveway at Frasers
Don't use the HAWK mounts, contact your vendor for the redesigned replacements or use TEchMounts
Fuel tank swelling Countries using high proportions of Ethanol in their fuel
seem to be at risk of the dreaded fuel tank swelling issue
Is this only a US thing ?
some have tried coating the inside of the tank with some sort of resin
(not sure how that stops the swelling)
Looks like the Class Action Lawsuit in the US, has provided a (5year?) replacement offer ?
panel nuts in fueltank panels spinning Makes it decidedly difficult, to take the tank panels off gently heating the plastic and resetting the nut in place.
(assumes you can get it all apart first ...)
Right hand footpeg position Makes you need to 'twist' the front of your foot inwards to use the brake, as your heel
is pushed out to avoid the exhaust. Some, (including myself), have indicated that this
can be 'uncomfortable' if you have a crook or 'older model' knee.
maybe try aftermarket foot pegs with a lower setting ?
several others available now ranging in price from SW Motech at about $120 through
to Ducati Performance at around $900.
Heated Hand Grip rubber wearing out quickly Heated grips reportedly wear out pretty quickly
As they're about $300 to replace, this sux !
Don't hold the grips so tight. Always wear gloves. Swap them around to spread the wear.
cover them with cricket bat handle rubber or pussy grips.
StopTail light Assy breaks off it's mounts The entire weight of the stoptail light is cantelievered
off two small plastic tabs. With enough regular movement, these break off.
Make sure the light Assy has no free play. Install a 'good sized gob' of silicone or glue
between the StopTail Assy and the fender, to take the weight of the assy.
(see photos)
Timing belt pulley gouges inside of belt cover (On my bike) a timing belt pully has gouged the inside of the timing belt cover.
Alignment issue ?!?
Shop inspected all and says says can't find a reason for this.
(see photos)
Fuel sensor in tank fails
Limited Extended Warranty Options (In Oz) The Importer, NF Imports, says "NFI"
My dealer suggests Swann
Have also found links now to :
Australian Warranty Network
Stratton Assure
(and Swann)
Pick one and hope or just suck it and see
That's alotta 'known faults' C'mon Ducati.. You gotta be shittin' us ... Dunno 'bout you, but I can't afford an expensive
but unreliable bike
May 2012 RADIATOR FAILED Was lucky. Was at Frasers when it went. Fixed quickly under warranty (but it took 2 weeks for a chain!?!)
July 2012 Fuel Sensor failed (twice) Fuel guage and all associated readings FKD
Guage blinking
ECL light on
Low fuel light on
very distracting !
Fixed twice under warranty
Sept 2012 suspect Clutch Slave leaking (again) Clutch fulid dissapearing (possibly into engine) O-ring damaged by shop when they replaced the slave cylinder
I have replaced this unit with an Oberon.
Sept 2012 Steering Lock switches failed Hands free rarley detects the steering lock position TBD
July 2013 Rear head failed F!@#K F!@#$KING F!@#$%K $2800 in labor to repair
Sept 2013 Fork Seals failed RHS fork seal blown Seems Im not alone
Nov 2013 Front BRAKE cable failed Front Brake cable worn through by plastic guard.
See Johans posts and pictures.
This should be a re-call !!
and a warning to everyone.
check your brake lines
End 2013 - Throttle cable issue Either damaged during assemly or shop damaged during an engine out/in Replaced throttle cable with new and found old cable had badly worn through
the top of the radiator housing. (Explains radiator failure above)
This cable routing is a known defect and the shop told me
it was fixed as part of standard recall work. ... Obviosly someone lied !
End 2014 - Fuel sensor failed again These must be consumable items huh ?!? Replaced with a 2nd unit from ebay
Jan 2015 Master clutch cylinder leaking at piston rubber dust boot has disintegrated, this may have lead to
premature wear of the seal.
Although the boot can (now) be purchased, a cylinder kit is not available
which means a whole new unit required
It might be worth noting that once the boot is off you have easy access to the internals, so reconditioning might not be impossible...
Mar 2nd 2015 - Fuel sensor failed yet again These must be consumable items huh ?!? This is the 4th one to fail in my bike
W.T.F! am I doing wrong ?!?

A brief timeline of warranty and other issues

Date Issue
From new Rear Brake not effective
FEB2011 DES error: Rear Suspension Unit - mechanical failure
MAR2011 DES error: firmware
MAR2011 Clutch Slave cylinder 'jamming'
JUN2011 DES error again
JUL2011 ECU dead after f/ware updates in shop - NFI to attend
Nov2011 Front head leaking coolant - described as porous head failure
MAY2012 Radiator - catastrophic failure (fortunatley right at FRASERS)
AUG2012 Clutch slave cylinder leaking internally - replaced with Oberon unit
JUL2012 Fuel sensor failed and replaced
AUG2012 Fuel sensor failed AGAIN and replaced
SEP2012 Hands Free unit - not locking - ignoring it
MAY2013 Dash board oil warning light glows when in neutral or indicators blinking - ignoring it
JUL2013 And now the Rear Head has failed.
Dec2013 Replaced the throttle cable broken by the shop and found
the old cable routing was wearing through the radiator housing (heading for ANOTHER radiator failure)
DEC2013 Front Brake line worn through by plastic mudguard
Feb 2015Replaced leaking clutch Master Cylinder
as a side note: the dust boot is a replacable part Ducati part 61240391A
also available from KTM as part 61013008000
MAR2015 Fuel sensor failed AGAIN (4th sensor in under 5 years)

More Dumb Stuff from the design team at Ducati

Ducati (or any manufacturer) should do better
  • Center Stand interferance with left foot
  • Center Stand interferance with oil changes
  • Exhaust in the way for rear wheel removal
  • seat key lock on same side as (hot) exhaust
  • no hazzard lights
  • some accessories not well thought out (or not designed to work together)
    eg: CF tail indicators hidden by rack and topbox sub frame.
  • the promised TPMS never got off the drawingboard
  • all those sensors and servos, and yet no built in cruise control option ?
  • Handsfree filler has no 'manual unlock' in the case of a failure
  • 'some' displays should be retained as selcted operating displays eg 'voltage' etc.

  • The most exciting enhancement since ... well .... FOREVER!

    Electronic Cruise control.

    August 2012
    Ever since the Multistrada1200 came out, owners have been asking/longing for Electronic Cuise Control. The bike itself has all the sensors and actuators required, but for some reason, Ducati have deemed this is NOT a viable option to impliment. (Apparently not seen as a 'customer request')...

    In less than two months, working by himself, Wayne from TUNEBOY has done it!

    There are some conciderations regarding implimentation, depending on what sort of exhaust system you have. For a standard exhaust system (or one with O2 sensors enabled), then there is no real alternative but to stick with the 'starter button only' version. On the other hand, if you have had your O2 sensors disabled, then you can cobble together a couple of LED's and switches wired with appropriate resitors, and have the O2 sensor plugs read the switches and work the LED's.

    The recommendation is to have your bike custom tuned for your exhaust, and have the O2 sensors disabled.
    It's really important to realize that the CC depends on the fact that a small increase in throttle 'should' equate to a small increase in engine RMP. It was interesting to note that my bike did NOT do this with the standard map and MIV pipe. In fact there were a few 'holes' where a small increase in throttle actually caused a small DECREASE in RPM!.

    The initial version used only the starter button to ENABLE and SET the 'Cruise.

    This meant that if you tried accessing your heated grips, there was some possibility of 're-setting' or engaging the CC if it was already engaged or enabled.

    The next version addressed firing the LED's (using the O2 sensor heater element control), to indicate ENABLED and ENGAGED states. And smoothed out the recovery after overtaking. (V1 was a bit scary until you knew what to expect and how to tame it!)

    The next version implimented Nudge UP/DOWN buttons, and also allowed for SETting 'Cruise using these, (Makes it easier to use, and doesn't bring up the Heated Grips menu). Also tweaked in this version, is the manner in which the CC shuts the throttle off when you hit the brakes, making the roll-off smoother. i.e: You still get immediate shutdown if disengaged by clutch, but a proportional roll-off if disengaged by brake action.

    Sept 2012
    There are a whole bunch of new enhancements comming soon.

    - Ability to SET a new higher speed during acceleration (eg: overtaking and then staying at the new speed).
    - Nudge up in 1kph steps but nudge down in -5kph steps
    - Pause CC and coast down to a slower speed and re-set there.
    - flashing the LED to confirm a button push
    - possibly displaying the 'set' speed in the round window.

    Oct 2012
    New CC software allows :-

    - Ability to SET a new higher speed during acceleration (eg: overtaking and then staying at the new speed).
    - Nudge up/down in 1kph steps
    - flash the LED to confirm a button push
    - flashing LED indicates YOU have accelarated beyond the CC set speed (ie overtaking).

    new thoughts are :-
    maybe CC should just be 'ON' all the time, and you just engage/disengage as required.
    If the CC detects a 'wierd' voltage on the O2 sensor port, it will assume this is an O2 sensor (not your nudge buttons), and disable reading the buttons.
    If the CC detects that you have the optional buttons, then disable reading the 'starter button' so the heated grip menu works without affecting CC. March 2013

    Nudge UP button acts as SET if CC is enabled
    Nudge DOWN button acts as RESUME
    CC no longer just disengaes if you accelerate past 6500rpm. instead it goes to sleep untill your revs have dropped AND your speed has dropped back to normal.

    The Nudge Buttons are read by the Vert Head O2 sensor input.
    This means, if you want to use these optional buttons, you MUST have a custom tune that has disabled the O2 sensors.

    Ready made Nudge Buttons Available

    TUNEBOY can supply a readymade "plug and play" setup, which includes the TrailTech buttons and the resistor board and O2 plug, all neatly assembled and ready to simply bolt on and plug in.
    Email for details :

    TuneBoy software Updates

    From time to time TuneBoy will publish updates. Whilst these do get advertised on the forum, I will try and keep a list of them here as well.

    Just be sure to check that the supplied update is applicable for your bike BEFORE you go and flash it !!

    List of Updates

  • April 2013 CC update: applicable to all bikes
  • August 2013 CC update: applicable to 2013 MST1200 only
  • January 2014 Major update: applicable to ALL. Imcludes QS code and Smartphone support

    From the forum (Link = )
    Latest Tune Files (exe file) (as at 11 April 2013)

    Link to PDF diag. of Plug Connections for Nudge Buttons and QS

    This install has the latest tune files for
     - MTS1200 (2010 to 2012)
     - MTS1200 (2013)
     - Diavel (EU,AU,SA,NZ)
     - Diavel (US)
     - Panigale
    The new TuneBoyTrim program now has an option under "Tools" to clear the service indicator.
    It also now has a "Config Options", this allows you to enable or disable the nudge buttons (no longer different tunes),
    you can also set the way the O2 heater output is used.
    This can be used for an LED to indicate the state of Cruise or you can have the O2 heater output switch on as soon as the ignition turns on,
    this allows you to power anything you want from the O2 sensor plug (Radar detectors etc).
    Anyone with the nudge buttons can also chose to have the resume function with the nudge buttons, this will make the nudge down button act
    as a resume button if you had to disengage CC for slow traffic.
    The nudge up button will set a new cruise speed.
    With the nudge buttons fitted the start button is no longer used to set cruise speed.
    Where do I connect the Nudge Buttons ?
    (assuming you have the full Cruise and Tune package, you can install the Nudge Buttons).
    Connecting the nudge buttons is simple.
    On the Multistrada, the Nudge buttons connect to the VERT O2 lead (under the seat).
    On the Diavel they connect to the HORIZ O2 lead (sort of down and towards the front of the bike).
    See the link above for diagrams. (Plug Connections for Nudge Buttons and QS).
    Also included are the standard tune files, these can be used to return the ECU to standard. You won't need a new key to change back to the TuneBoy maps,
    just flash the modified map back in after your service and you are cruising again.
    Please read the documentation included in the install.
    The new Trim program will only work with the new maps,
    Any existing trim files can be used with the new tune files and the bike will run as it did with the old tune files.
    The fuel tables in the tunes are the same as the old tune files.

    Update History
    3.11Jan 2014Code for QS and SmartPhone Apps
    OT2 1.0d update for faster flashing
    more robust WiFi
    3.14Feb 2014Multiple Trim Files
    OT2 1.0e update
    3.15Apr 2014--
    3.16betaVariable QS pressure
    Shift Light
    4.00May 2014Variable QS pressure
    Shift Light
    from TuneBoy

    August 7, 2013
    TuneBoy has released an Update for the 2013 MST1200 that corrects the Nudge button issue and provides a greater step in the Nudge function.
    This update is for 2013 model MTS1200 only !!
    Update for 2013 model MTS1200 - 7 August 2013 [PHP link]

    If you have a 2013 MTS1200 with the Cruise and Tuning and the nudge buttons you can download.
    The zip has the following.
     - 2 x Map files.
     - Trim file for 2013 MST1200 with stanard exhaust.
     - Flash program.
     - New Trim program.
    The tune for the 2013 MTS1200 with the following changes.
    1. The increment for the nudge up has been changed to 1.5 kph (1 mph roughly).
    2. The increment for down has been changed to 3 kph (2 mph)
    3. This map has the option for a quick shifter (up and down), we have not tested this on a 2013 MTS1200.
    To have the up and down shift you need a strain gauge shifter, if you want up shift only you can use any type of shifter.
    4. Included in the zip is a trim file for a 2013 MTS1200 with standard exhaust (Thanks to Todd Patterson for this trim file, Pattersons in Bunbury WA).
    The zip now has two tune files, it has the CruiseOnly map and the CruiseAndTune map.
    Both of these are now based on the latest map from Ducati (0304).
    The change to the nudge amount from +/- 1 kph to +1.5/-3 should make the bike react much quicker when you need to reduce speed.
    Slowing down is always more urgent than speeding up (As Wit pointed out).
    I will make these changes to the 2010-2012 MTS1200 ,Diavel and Panigale maps once I get some feedback on how it feels.
    I have also made some changes to the lowest throttle point that the cruise control will go to, this should help to reduce the on/off feeling when the cruise control is right on the switch point for fuel cut.
    The TuneBoyTrim program in the zip now has two service reset items, one for the Oil service and the other for the Desmo service.
    I think the 2010-2012 MTS1200 uses the Desmo service reset for both oil and desmo service light resets, the Diavel, Panigale and 2013 use the Oil service for the oil service light reset.

    Jan16th 2014 updates

    A new update is available that supports QS code as well as provides the extra code for the HandHeld apps.

    Included in this update is an update for the firmware in the OT-2 as well. (simply an executable you run on your PC)
    This is really imporatant as the new FlashMitsubishi will not work with the old OT-2 firmware.
    Flashing the OT-2 is very straight forward and takes about 20-30 seconds.
    Apart from being a pre-requisite for the new FlashMistushi, it provides a much improved WiFi connection for the OT-2.
    It's faster and absolutley reliable now.

    This link provides permanant access to the " latest updates " ....

    Wed 11th Feb (MultiTrim Map option)


    This latest update includes a NEW option to keep up to 3 Trim Maps loaded in the bike at any one time, and switch between them at startup.
    It also contains a minor fix for the issue of not seeing your KILL and BLIP changes in TuneBoyTrim, which has lead to some people trying to re-flash their bikes, when all they needed to do was turn OFF, (wait) and ON again.
    Now the change is made directly and reflected back in TuneBoyTrim immediatly.


    The update package contains new versions of FlashMitsibishi and TuneBoyTrim, as well as the new .DAT file for the bike, and also a new update for the OT2 (Rev 0E).


    [1] Update the OT-2
    connect the OT-2 to your PC with the USB cable and run the update program. (Takes about 20 seconds). DONE!
    [2] rename your old Flashmitsubishi.exe and Tuneboytrim.exe files to make safe copies. Copy the supplied new files to your \program files\Flashmitsubishi folder. DONE!


    Connect the OT-2 to your bike as usual.
    Turn the bike on as usual
    Start the flash mitsubishi program as usual
    Select the new .DAT file as your TUNE
    Select a trim file (as usual)
    But wait! What's happened to the Trim File button?! You can now select a 2nd trim file if you like. Even a 3rd Trim file. (These are all optional)
    Flash as usual.
    Turn the bike off for at least 30 seconds. DONE!


    To select a particular trim file. (prior to starting the engine!!).
  • Turn the bike ignition on.
  • Hold the throttle fully open. (see now why this is done 'prior to starting the engine'!)
  • Pull and Release the clutch.
  • Each time you do this, the headlight will flash, and the TACHO will indicate which Trim file you have just loaded into RAM.
  • : 5000RPM = 1st Trim file
  • : 7500RPM = 2nd Trim file
  • : 10000RPM = 3rd Trim file
    (NB: You only need to do this, if you WANT to select a different trim file.)

    It's as easy as that !!
    Now just start the engine and ride away on YOUR choice of trim file...
    A sample use might be :
    - keeping an EveryDay trim file, a Trackday Trim file and a Work In Progress Trim file etc ...


    The bike will always load which ever Trim map you last chose. (You don't have to re-select it every time).
    That means, if you select #2 (as indicated by 7500rpm), then that is the trim map that will be loaded everytime you start the bike, untill you change it.
    You don't need to OFF and ON the bike between selecting Trim maps. The Trim maps are loaded instantly. (Obviously the engine needs to be off)
    If you only flashed in, two trim maps, instead of three, then cycling beteen them will only go back and forth between them. Don't worry, it won't try and load in a 'blank' 3rd map.

    Where did I go wrong ?

    Occasionally some people ask "It doesn't work... where did I go wrong" ? (Keep in mind most have no problems at all!)

    If you are stuck , then the best and most accurate source of help is found at
    If you are shy to ask there directly, then you could try posting on the forum in the appropriate thread, and hopefully someone will have seen the issue and have the answer.
    Don't be silly enough to think that the TuneBoy staff have infinite time to surf forums all over the world just to find your beef !

    There are a few simple steps to follow when installing for the 1st time and later on in operation.
    If you're stuck, and asking for help, then it's a good idea to let people know what point you got to with the installation.

  • Is the software installed on your Windows PC OK ?
  • OT-2 plugged into bike and the lights are on ?
  • Is you PC connected to the OT-2 OK ? (recommend USB cable if flashing ECU but WiFi for logging).
  • got your username and password emailed from TuneBoy ? (you need this to licence the software for your ECU).
  • did the FlashMitsibishi program start OK ?
  • is your bike turned on ?
  • did you select a 'tune file' applicable to your bike, part of the world, and options paid for ?
  • did the scary 'prepare ECU' operation complete ?
  • did you turn the bike off for at least 30 seconds, Exit FlashMistubishi, and then turn the bike back on and restart FlashMistubishi (the 1st time)
  • did you do it again, like it says in the instructions ?
  • did you do it a third time and confirm that your ECU number is now recorded in FlashMistubishi ? (yes that's your ECU number there now!)
  • finally, did you connect to the internet, and stop start FlashMistubi, entered your username and password, select the product type and generate a valid key ? (Whew!)
  • at this point you have prepared the ECU, and licenced your software... All that's left to do now is to load a 'Tune' file...
  • don't forget to OFF ON the bike for 30 seconds after flashing ...

    A collection of tips ...
    [1] Use the USB cable when flashing... Not only is it more reliable, it also means you can stay connected to your WiFi while you do the Generate Key thing.
    [2] Really ... wait the 30 seconds between OFF and ON. (In fact... wait until the immobiliser starts to flash... Really !
    [3] Use the WiFi for logging data. It is less suceptible to electrical noise from the engine.
    [4] When you set up the Nudge Button Options, make sure you have completed the FLASH process first, including OFF/ON.
    DONT just FLASH, and immediatley try and set the Nudge options. If you havn't done the OFF/ON thing, then you aint running the new code yet.
    [5] Nudge Button settings are commands... not part of the TRIM file. The setting is saved directly in the ECU and nowhere else.

    Asking for help.

  • Be specific about your problem. Your operating System. The way you are connected. What you have tried so far ...
  • Be sure to tell us what model and year model your bike is.
  • Describe the problem in detail. "doesn't work" does not = a description.
  • Try and use the TuneBoy Trim logging feature to record a .RAW file so we can graph and 'see' what is happening.
  • ....(Yes I know ... but this will become easier as we get the smartphone apps out) ...
    The more info you can supply, what you were doing, what did/didn't happen as expected, what does work, etc ... The more we and everyone else has to go on !
    maybe even suply the ECU number, that way we know you got at least that far ...

    Simple Summary of CC Operation

    Many people ask how do you operate the CC ?

    In it's basic form (without Nudge Buttons), you operate the CC using the bikes STARTER button.

  • Enable CC : bike running, no brake, no clutch. Hold STARTER button in for 4 seconds. Bike responds with throttle blip.
  • SET CC: Accelerate to desired speed and push STARTER button. Bike locks to speed.
  • Disengage CC : pull Clutch or tap brakes.

    Many people ask how does this work in conjunction with the heated grips ?

    If you have the Heated Grips option on your bike, then be aware, pushing the starter button will bring up the heated grips menu.
    Note that a single push or hold of the starter button (to Enable or SET CC) makes no difference to your grips setting. (Menu comes up, then goes away after 5 seconds)

    However, trying to adjust your grips with CC ENABLED, will cause CC to SET and SET again ...

    The prescribed recomendation for adjusting Heated Grips with CC ENABLED is :

  • DISENAGE CC (pull clutch or tap brakes)
  • Adjust Heated Grips
  • SET (or re-SET) the CC again

    What are these Nudge Buttons you speak of ?

    Optional Nudge Buttons allow you to :
  • adjust the SET speed, up or down
  • set speed if CC was disengaged
  • re-set to a higher speed
  • and resume to last set speed

    You can buy a ready made plug and play unit from TuneBoy, or have a crack at making your own...

    What's the middle button do ?

  • The middle button is NOT connected .. ie it does nothing...
  • The way the cct and ECU code works, there is no point in connecting it.
  • I chose to pull my switch unit apart and put the LED inside the middle button .... It's not easy, but it worked for me !

    Why choose the TUNEBOY ?

    Cost, Functions, Versatility !
    Looking around at what was available for aftermarket CC options, the best option I could find at the time was from Motorcycle Cruise Control
    in Melbourne.
    At that point in time the system cost was est. at about $1200 and none had yet been fitted to a Multistrada.
    The kit comprised entirley of it's own sensors and actuators making the install bulky and intrusive to wiring and even to Manifold. I put this into the too hard basket.
    The TUNEBOY solution is entirely Software, and costs about half the price.
    It adds the ability to use different fueling and ingition maps, create specific maps 'live' on the dyno,
    and even offers live logging and auto tuning.
    Not to mention the ability now to turn off the service indicators as well.
    Usage is easy, with a Windows PC.
    Plug in the WiFi box, do what you need to do, and remove the box, you're done!
    As far as your dealer is concerned, your ECU looks and acts like normal.
    Your service guys won't even know it's there unless you tell them.
    (IT's probably a good idea to be up front and tell them! Especially if you have removed your O2 sensors plugs !!).
    A solution like the PC-V or BAZAZ etc, costs about the same, but requires the permanant addition of a black box, certainly doesn't offer CC and possibly not the service clearing either.

    Home Brew Nudge Buttons

    for those that like to tinker
    a suggested CCT diag.
    TrailTech Vector switches have arrived !
    and they look GREAT !

    The photo gives you an idea of how these will look. (Ignore the aluminium bracket below, that will be removed!)
    For my own use I'm making up a very small CCT board (approx. 15mm x 45mm) to go inline between the switch and the AMP plug, as I can't easily get the resistors and LED inside the TrailTech switch housing.

    I'm going to try putting the LED inside the switch, but realistically the LED could be mounted anywhere....

    Nov 5th 2012

    Mounting a 3mm LED inside the TrailTech is not too difficult, but poses great risk of breaking your switch housing while trying to open it !!!!.

    - Break the switch open carefully.
    - remove the center pushbutton from the cct board and it's associated push rod
    - push fit a High Intensity 3mm White LED into the hole left by removing the pushrod
    ... (probably a good idea to glue the LED in place so it doesn't get pushed out by an overly inquisitive button pusher)
    ... I also drilled the hole in the switchblock base a bit bigger, to accomodate my extra pair of wires (5mm drill bit))
    - neaten up the wiring and superglue the switch housing back together.
    ... (be careful not to glue or lose either of the remaining two pushrods or buttons !!)
    PDF instruction sheet

    Photos of LED inside TrailTech Vector switch and Aux CCT board
    High Intensity 3mm LED, push fit's into the hole
    vacated by removing the middle pushrod.
    Note also, the middle pushbutton is removed
    from the cct board and the additional wire pair added
    Restistor cct board photo
    Note: the 4 wires from the O2 sensor on the left
    and 3 wires to the TrailTech Vector switch on the right
    2 additional wires for the optional LED mounted inside the switch block.

    [WMV VIDEO] This is what the middle looks like
    with a high intensity white LED installed under it
    (I've not tested this in the real world yet) ....
    OK Its mounted and ready !

    Actually mouning the switch was a little more difficult that expected due to the way both the master clutch cyl and the LH switchcluster are 'pinned' in place on the bars.
    I ended up cutting the plastic 'nipple' off, from the inside of the LH switch cluster to allow me to slide it the 1mm I needed, to get the Trailtech to sit flush against the bars.

    Nov 8th 2012 Tune Edit Kit arives !!

    How nicley packaged is this !

    TuneBoy QuickShifter mounted on 2010 Multistrada 1200S Touring

    A strain gauge based Quick Shifter that offers these features :

  • Low cost to implement
  • Installs neatly in place of the existing gear linkage
  • Clutchless DOWNSHIFTs as well as the usual UPSHIFTS
  • True analogue output that allows independent tuning of the pressure required in either direction
  • Reverse shift configurable for you GP shifting types
  • Allows lightning fast, full throttle upshifts, and silky smooth, automatic throttle 'blip' downshifts.
  • Allows for clutchless upshifts by sensing pedal up pressure and killing throttle to unload gearbox.
  • Allows for clutchless downshifts too, by sensing pedal down pressure and 'blipping' throttle speed to match gearbox revs.
  • Independant, user tune-able pressure setting for upshift and downshift. Uses TuneBoy Trim(Windows) or iPhone or Android App.

    - Electrical connection for the Multistrada 1200 is via the front cylinder O2 connector.
    - Requirements are that you have the latest Tuneboy ECU flash and are using Tune or Cruise and Tune package.

    Tuning with TuneBoy - notes

    You don't need to flash a 'tuning' map to tune, if you already have a CC or CC and QS map.

    Instead, simply disable the QS and the nudge buttons with TuneBoyTrim.
    Now re-connect you O2 sensors (or install your O2 sensor and LC1).

    With the nudge buttons and QS disabled, the O2 sensor heaters are ON when the engine is running.

    A good tip from Wayne, regarding usage of the LC1 !
    Here is a little info on the LC-1.
    1. If you get funny values you should connect the serial cable and start the LM-Programmer. Check that the fuel type is set to 14.7 Gasoline.
    Sometimes this value changes to some stupid number. I cannot get an answer from Innovate to explain why.
    2. If you are connecting the LC-1 to the WB-01 the LC-1 must be powered on before the WB-01, if not the WB-01 will not see the LC-1.
    The microcode in the WB-01 only looks for the LC-1 on power up, if it does not see the LC-1 it never looks again.
    Now that I have the source code for the WB-01 I will add a command to make the WB-01 try again from time to time, this will solve that problem.
    3. The message on the bottom of the TuneBoyTrim screen only applies if the LC-1 is connected to the WB-01.
    If the LC-1 is just connected to the O2 sensor the TuneBoyTrim program is simply seeing the 0-5v value as it is read from the O2 sensor input.
    4. It is important that the 0-5v output on the LC-1 is set correctly.
    If you have the 0-5v set to the Innovate default values then the drop down box in the TuneBoyTrim target screen should be set to "Innovate LC-1".
    If you have the 0-5v of the LC-1 set to 10/1 to 20/1 then the drop down should be set to "Generic 0-5v".
    I always check the calibration of the LC-1 with the LM-Programmer before I use the LC-1, it saves lots of head scratching.

    Android Access to your MultiStrada 1200 and TuneBoy


    With the release of the V3 and later TuneBoy software, the 'MultiTool' Android App also became supported.

    Currently the MultiTool is under Beta test and is available to Beta Testers,
    directly from the Google Play-Store.

    On-Line help, (the manual), for the MultiTool can be found here.

    To become a Beta Tester, find the MultiTool Google Group, (yes .. in Google Groups).. and request to become a member.
    I try to check the pending requests every couple of weeks....

    Beta Testers can download the latest pre-release directly from the Play Store

    MultiTool Lite

    is a cut down version of Multitool, supporting ONLY service reminder resets, and ODO wind forward.

    Availability is as above...

    I have a Windows version similar to MultiTool Lite on the way.

    MultiTool decaf

    In testing now ....

    Farkle List

    Now with added "Cruise Control","QuickShift" and "ShiftLight" from TuneBoy
    RED 2010 S Touring +
    DP Top box + HFF + Alarm
    Current Issues
    - Steering lock sensor switches playing up
    Latest Farkels
    - Custom Tuned Maps
    - Electronic Cruise Control
    DP CF tail tidy - (
    RadGuards - (radiator + oil cooler) (
    SW Motech header guard - (
    SW Motech crash bars - (
    SW Motech Hawk radiator light mounts - (removed due to recall)
    SW Motech Hawk fairing mounts - (installed after all ... looks OK)
    sheepskin seatcover - ( )
    Givi touring screen - (found on ebay)
    mivv decat and suono slipon (
    Denali D2's - ( )
    SupaBrake brake flasher. ( )
    FatDucs O2 manipulators. (
    Headlight protectors ( )
    Touratech Handguards ( )
    CP-Wings (handmade in Oz! Thankyou Captain Plummet)
    Navihalter GPS mount (from the German website)
    Navman EZ45 GPS
    Powersports Tapp Lite USB Power Outlet
    Red LED lighting friggin' everywhere !
    powdercoated bellypans and header guard
    Ultimate Accesories, Galaxy SII case and power supply
    Custom LED taillight with intergrated indicators as hazzard flasher
    TuneBoy Cruise Control and Tuning package  (FatDucs removed)
    (Removed all the red LED lighting)
    TuneBoy QuickShifter
    TuneBoy Shift Light
    TKC 80 tyres
    (RAH)   Tail light broken off mounting (Oct 2010)
    (wrnty) DES rear shock Replaced.       (Mar 2011)
    (wrnty) CLUTCH SLAVE replaced          (Mar 2011)
    (wrnty) Front Head Replaced            (Jan 2012)
    (RAH)   indicator failed in CF tail    (Mar 2012)
    (wrnty) Radiator Replaced              (May 2012)
    (FFM)   chain sprockets and rear disk  (Jun 2012)
    (wrnty) Fuel Level Sensor replaced (twice) (2013)
    (wrnty) Rear Head Replaced             (Aug 2013)
    (FTB)   Replaced both fork seals       (Oct 2013)
    (oow!)  Front Brake line worn through by mudguard (Sept 2013)
    (RAH)   broken airbox replaced ..don't ask!       (Dec 2013)
    (RAH)   Throttle cable guide broken               (Dec 2013)
    (nr)    Steering Lock often doesn't!    (Feb2015 fixed itself ?!?)
    (RAH)   Fuel Level Sensor replaced again          (Nov 2014)
    (RAH)   Broken vibration damper under sump        (Dec 2014)
    (nr)    Other indicator in CF tail failed         (Jan 2015)
    (RAH)   Clutch MASTER cylinder leaking at piston  (Feb 2015)
    (FNM)   chain sprockets and rear disk             (Feb 2015)
    (*nr)   Fkng Fuel Sensor (again)                  (Mar 2nd 2015)
    *wrnty = repaired under warranty
    *oow!  = out of warranty
    *nr    = not repaired
    *FTB   = fixed by Tuneboy
    *FFM   = Fixed by Frasers
    *FNM   = Fixed by Northside
    *RAH   = Repaired/Replaced at home

    Borescope Images Oct 2012

    These images were taken on Sunday 28th Oct 2012.
    Front Bore image 1
    Front Bore image 2
    Rear Bore image 1
    Rear Bore image 2
    Front Bore video
    Rear Bore video
    Rear Piston moving up down video

    The Great Tck80 Experiment Tired of putting holes in the Pirelli Scorpion Trails, (as I think I have holed every rear 'Scorion I've ever had..), I decided to try something, err, different.

    Something heavy duty'er...

    The TKC80's were calling, and as many have asked, but no one has really responded, I decided to try them myself.

    Having worn out two rears now, and with a long road trip up coming, (needing new rubber), I will draw this experiment to a close and re-shoe with road rubber. After nearly 6000km, I feel I can share my views on the TCK80 on the Multi.

    Fitment: Yes they fit. Although the first rear one refused to seal the bead, and eventually the shop resorted to using a tube. While this worked OK, I always felt somewhat vulnerable in terms of a roadside repair if punctured. The second rear beaded up nicely tubless'ly! I think if we had removed the first tire after a day or two and re-fitted it, it would also have sealed properly.

    Road Grip: Yikes ! This took some time to get used to. Initially they did not feel like they would grip. Coupled with the somewhat flattened profile of the rear tire making turn-in kind of... nothing - then everything, this was a bit of a wake up! After some initial mileage though, the grip does improve, (as does rider confidence levels).

    Wet Grip: Hmm... not confidant there is much of this going on down there .... Lucky I ride slowly !

    Off-Road Grip: Yeah! This is what they were meant to do ! The first rear tire did not get much off-road use but a couple of days towards the end of it's life made me feel these would be a good idea if a long off-road journey was planned.

    ABS/TRC: No issues on the road. (Maybe the ABS kicks in a bit more, but that said, it because the rear slides a bit more).
    Turned off when off-road anyway ....

    Wear: Ouch!.. My first rear TKC80 lasted only about 3000km. This was mostly gentle road riding, with just a few days off-road. The second faired much worse. I was more attuned to how they feel this time and the road punishment went up a notch or two.

    I didn't quite make it to 3000km this time.

    The front tyre is still looking good after nearly 6000km! (Probably has another 2000km or so in it!)

    Looks: KILLER !!! (They become a huge talking point). Everyone wants to come over and have a look !

    Cost: A little less expensive than the 'Scorps, but not enough to make it a practical decision, unless planning long off-road adventures. (But if you have a couple of thousand Kays of road to get there ?!?!)

    TKC80 photos
    rear after 3000 km
    Might be the front at 3000km ?
    rear at new
    on road leaning a bit
    on road leaning a bit
    Wet grip ? just kidding ...

    Please e-mail, if you have any interesting additions, tid-bits (or deletions) ...