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Offline undodgy

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(Another?) Hello from Australia
« on: January 05, 2018, 02:22:47 AM »
Hey all,
How's it going? I've had my MTS950 for a couple of months - purchased as ex-demo with the enduro kit already on it. I've since added SW-Motech hard panniers, Ducati small carbon-fibre front shield (because the standard one I find makes it hot to ride, and has a lot of wind buffering for me), ducabike water pump protector and handlebar 'sliders', and R&G front and back axle sliders.
Oh, and the Akrapovic slip-ons, which didn't really make the bike sound any different but they look good.
Cool bananas
Cheers
Greg

Offline thenozzle

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2018, 07:52:25 AM »
Good day to you Undodgy and welcome to the forum  :305:

Offline Murf46

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2018, 09:05:21 AM »
Welcome to the forum

"Standard screen make the ride too hot"

Now that's a problem I would like at the moment  :005:
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Offline Wassers

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2018, 11:28:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by undodgy [+]
Hey all,
How's it going? I've had my MTS950 for a couple of months - purchased as ex-demo with the enduro kit already on it. I've since added SW-Motech hard panniers, Ducati small carbon-fibre front shield (because the standard one I find makes it hot to ride, and has a lot of wind buffering for me), ducabike water pump protector and handlebar 'sliders', and R&G front and back axle sliders.
Oh, and the Akrapovic slip-ons, which didn't really make the bike sound any different but they look good.
Cool bananas
Cheers
Greg

 :400: to the forum Undodgy.

Your bike does sound cool bananas. Please share some photos of the beast.
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2018, 06:24:52 PM »
 :400: to the forum. Please would you send some of your warmth over here. Mind you, I was out for 100 miles today and it was a balmy 8C!!

Offline undodgy

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2018, 10:34:30 AM »
Thanks for the welcome everyone!

Here's some pictures of my bike. Sorry I can't send any sunshine over! It was about 28 Degrees C when these were taken. The following day got to 40, but I had already returned home by that stage.
I put the OEM screen back on for these photos - this is a ride I just completed to test out my camping gear a little bit. The campsite is a place called Mambray Creek in the Mount Remarkable National Park, about 250kms North of where I live.

Anyway, cheers guys, I'll have a beer for you :)

   

Offline Xtourer1200

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2018, 05:07:45 PM »
The bike looks great, what's your opinion on the akrapovic exhaust?  Any other pics
Cheers

Offline Murf46

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2018, 05:34:56 PM »
Can't really see the point of an after marker exhaust as the standard one sounds fantastic above 5k revs
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Offline undodgy

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2018, 06:47:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by Xtourer1200 [+]
The bike looks great, what's your opinion on the akrapovic exhaust?  Any other pics
Cheers

Hi Xtourer,
This is all I have handy picture-wise


I don't notice much difference to the sound - but it is much lighter than the stock one and (I think) looks better. Can it be justified using facts alone? Probably not, it's more a heart decision I think.

Short video featuring the sound (gear changes could be better  :001:). Go Pro was behind the screen, sorry about the bugs lol   
« Last Edit: January 09, 2018, 07:01:17 AM by undodgy »

Offline smack

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Re: (Another?) Hello from Australia
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018, 06:01:14 AM »
G'day from Forster NSW