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Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by TBR, Jun 25, 2016.
Yes, it would be interesting to know
I'm not sure 'lowered' suspension ever works that well as it limits the amount of travel, which if you go off-road on more than gravel/flat trails could be a limiting factor. As it is, the stock suspension on the Enduro is way too soft for my liking. But if you are mostly road riding then it could work.
Depending on the Dealers skill/knowledge they may be able to help by lowering the front by dropping the front forks a little. There will also be some general adjustment through the menu and settings, you will have to experiment. Failing that an aftermarket new rear shock or spring maybe the answer. A lot of people are keen on the standard Sachs unit, but I'm not one of them.
I have a 30 inch inseam and manage just fine with the Enduro. Though I am used to tall KTM dirt bikes (with seat heights of 97 cms/38 inches) so will always shift a bit off the saddle if I need to put one foot fully down. If you can cope with just putting the balls of your feet down, or shift and put one foot fully down you will be fine. Just watch the camber on some roads, or you'll be testing your crash bars
If you like the look of the bike and are getting a great discount it might be worth going for, just test ride to make sure.
Let us know how you get on.
Depending on how much height you need to lose, wouldn't the cheapest easiest option be to re-sculpt the seat, so it drops off more at the sides of the seat?
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Or, just drink more beer and wait for gravity to take effect.
As a coffee vender and motorcycle nut. That is a perfect description.
Got the factory low seat FOC when i bought the bike...i believe its 1" lower.
Comfort wise it seems ok, i do have 21,000m on it
Anybody with the Ducati high mount for the GPS know if a smartphone mount can be attached to it, specifically the Perfect Squeeze mount? I don't want to attach the phone to the handlebars and not sure where else I could attach it other than going with the Ducati GPS mount.
Check out the Engimoto mount. It has a plethora of mount options.
Site in Italian:
So riding through central London this week, trying to make progress through the heavy traffic when I come up behind three marked Police motorbikes all dressed up with no where to go. They were obviously testing their brand new bikes and I couldn't overtake with solid white lines and too much traffic, so I was stuck behind them. So far so bad.
Oh well, just go steady, act normal (not sure what normal is on a bike - but I guess no speeding and definitely no wheelies) and hopefully they won't give me any grief.............
Only problem was........................my Termignoni full race exhaust is kinda a little bit on the noisy side. Not too much you understand, everyone likes the Ducati rumble and the burble and pop on the overrun don't they? But it is certainly loud enough to warrant the attention of the boys in blue, or in this case all fluorescent. Every time we stopped in traffic I can see them looking at me in their mirrors and chatting to each other.
The traffic started to move and speed up. Knowing where we were, I knew then it was going to get worse.............much worse. Now we all love tunnels right? I mean who doesn't like to drop a gear and hear your bike howl through a tunnel with Italy's finest V twin (or is it an L twin?) bouncing off the walls courtesy of Mr Termignoni?!?
So imagine trying to accelerate through said tunnel keeping with the flow of the now speeding up traffic with not one but three Police bikes in front, as in just off my front wheel. Sod it I'm just going to have to ride my bike, accelerate and take the consequences. Will I get arrested, will it be a fine, or perhaps points on my licence or maybe I will get let off with just a warning? I didn't have to wait too long to find out.
As we all exited the tunnel together with the sound of my race exhaust bouncing off the walls, the traffic came to a halt again. We sat there for a second and I thought here it comes. Sure enough the rear police rider turned round, pointed at me, raised his visor, pointed at my exhaust, and then................................................................................................ gave me a massive thumbs up with a smile and said "great bike, lovely sound, fantastic exhaust", his Police mate next to him nodded in agreement.
I couldn't believe it, I faintly smiled back and nodded some thanks. With that, the traffic started moving again, they all turned off at the next junction and were gone.
Leaving me to reflect that the Police are actually alright, I have a great bike and Termignoni make some great exhausts!! Now where is the next tunnel?!?
So, for those of us 'portlier' riders that think the stock suspension is a bit too soft, I have figured out the weight of the rear spring. Got a new one coming and will report back once I ride it a bit.
Touratech Endurance waterproof soft-luggage system.
Now a small point about this system; it was designed to fit vertical pannier racks. So the left-hand side on my Mutlistrada-Enduro went into place perfect. However there was a bit of jigging about on the exhaust side. I did travel to TT-Wales to physically check it would work. As the enduro pannier mount undulates outwards though still fairly tight it requires a piece of rubber to stop bit of movement(play) were one lug rests.
Carrying them longterm on the bike I'd use zip-ties to the mounting lugs for piece of mind. I've been out & tested them & as with my side panniers, it can get a little boisterous (catches wind & weaves). Overall they are very good for storing food or clothes & then removed, squashed down inside a pac-safe system & secured too the bike whilst away from it. Or with the shoulder straps provided can be thrown into a hotel room etc.
I was a little perturbed to find four holes in the first bag, and quickly realized a tiny bit of DIY was involved for the rigid plastic lining assembly which helps keep its shape & spreads the load evenly. I personally decided to mount the waterproof screw down bolts inside out. So that the heads are on the inside of the cases.
Here is a link to my pair & other colours are available.
Typically I have found motor cops to be reasonably cool, and often they are gear-heads. A friend of mine is a LA Sherrif Moto cop and he regularly tracks his Ducs and other bikes. Sometimes they'll wave, other times the just ride along.
I think part of it is that in LA all Moto riders feel like they are in survival mode against cars and cell phones, so despite very different groups of people there is a common bond and respect.
And of course the occasional douchebag...
Yeah I asked the dealer to check, they said "it's not due until 15k miles" hmm... i dont think so. Maybe pure street riding?
I have them and love them. It enables me to hang on the wild beast HP and maintain control. You can adjust a screw that pushes the fluid plunger so to speak, not sure of the technical terms so it pushes sooner. Had to adjust it for a folding lever set that I hated and removed. Love the shorties other than the less contoured edges. Always been a two finger brake and clutch guy.
Finally got a chance to take a few pictures of my new Corbin seat. Feels much better on the butt. It probably raised me up an inch or two.
Awesome; looks great! Coincidentally, I just got notice that mine shipped today. I didn’t realize you could get a backrest built in. Guess I shoulda asked . . .
You couldn't until I had them build mine two weeks ago. They then added the backrest to their template. So, now you can order it.
Ok guys, I'm in the market for handlebar risers. I need them up 2" and back 2". I see some available when I google but if someone has first hand experience, that's the best source of information.
I just called Fay Meyers to check on my fuel gauge repair and they are waiting on parts but I was also told one of the parts is a coolant hose related to a recall. I have not received or heard of a recall on the coolant hose. Just tossing it out there for others.
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Huh. Just checked my VIN at http://www.ducatiusa.com/services/recall_campaigns/index.do
No active recall campaigns for this bike