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Modifications, Accessories, and Appearance / Fender extenders '19 950s
« Last post by wotbus@ on Yesterday at 05:49:22 PM »
After a few ride-outs on messy roads  :232: a front fender extender is top priority. I had to put one on my Norge and on my ST3s. Is there a shortage of plastic in Italy  :187:
The rear hugger/flat blade thingy is just about a wast of space - does anyone know of an after-market rear mudguard that works, thanks
 
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Multistrada 950 - Main Chat board / Re: Rear grab rail Ducati badge ?
« Last post by Tiree on Yesterday at 08:11:58 AM »
Mine is glued back on
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New Member Introductions / Re: Presentacion
« Last post by Paul_Smith on January 26, 2021, 10:58:11 PM »
From one new member to another, welcome Pol. You come from a part of Spain I intended to visit when this mess has past, perhaps I can ask you for suggestions about routes and places to see and stay.   
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Has anybody considered Bridgestones?
« Last post by Paul_Smith on January 26, 2021, 10:48:28 PM »
Bridgestone say they offer the T31 in for the MTS 950 (https://www.bridgestone.ie/moto/battlax/search-by-vehicle/). "We recommend the BATTLAX T31 for your DUCATI Multistrada 950 (Front tyre: 120/ 70 19 60W Rear tyre: 170/ 60 17 72W)". They don't offer the T32 yet but that was only launched last October.

I suppose my question was more about whether people had a reason to not use Bridgestones on Ducatis rather if no one had got around to trying them yet. 
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Has anybody considered Bridgestones?
« Last post by buzzardbilly on January 26, 2021, 07:54:18 PM »
Paul, Like you I have been a fan of Bridgeston Battlax on previous Japenese bikes but for the Multi I agree with Wassers comments and I think the majority of users on this Forum think the stock Pirelli tyres are pretty good for road use. I still use them and have toured on the sorts of roads and conditions you intend to use (Ireland ,Scotland and Wales) and never felt uncomfortable on them . And, unless you ride like a hooligan, you will get significant of miles out of them

The only other tyre that appears better for our sort of road use is the Metzeler Roadtec - plenty of comments on the forum about these
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Tyres and Wheels / Re: Has anybody considered Bridgestones?
« Last post by Wassers on January 26, 2021, 02:41:51 PM »
Due to the front tyre being 19" I think you may struggle to get a Bridgestone  :084: I could be wrong though!

The stock Pirelli Scorpion Trail II tyres are not bad though.... I wouldn't rush in to changing them and I am still using them on my 950S.

When the time comes for new rubber, most of us have changed to different tyres though to experiment and try to find something even better.
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Multistrada 950 - Main Chat board / Re: What size are the panniers?
« Last post by Julian on January 26, 2021, 02:28:46 PM »
Your question is if the panniers worth buying and if it's big enough for packing your stuff for a few days of travel let say?
If you want to buy the travel kit I don't see the point of replacing the paniers with another set (oem are from Givi).  I don't think you can find a set of panniers with more capacity, except the aluminum ones.

Think like this: in the left pannier you can keep two helmets and some stuff and in the right one only one helmet and more stuff (because of the  exhaust). 
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Multistrada 950 - Main Chat board / What size are the panniers?
« Last post by Paul_Smith on January 26, 2021, 01:23:26 PM »
Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere but I am trying to find out what size the panniers are. The size is not given on the Ducati configuration site (https://configurator.ducati.com/bikes/ww/en/multistrada/multistrada-950-s/3353334?cid=0N1QRVPNXM41NVQ) and I don't see the point in paying a grand for the touring kit if I am going to have to pay another grand replacing the panniers with a Givi set. That is money that could be spent on beer or touring! SWMBO is able to pack for a week away in a small bag, but she really, really doesn't like to.
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Tyres and Wheels / Has anybody considered Bridgestones?
« Last post by Paul_Smith on January 26, 2021, 12:58:56 PM »
I have noticed a wide range of tyre choices being talked about including plenty of road only sport-touring rubber, but I was quite surprised to see no mention of Bridgestones. Is there a reason for that? I have been using their sport-touring tyres for years now on previous bikes (Kawasaki, Yamaha and Aprillia) and have always found them excellent so I was half hoping I could go with what I know. I have no interest in or intention of going off-roading so I was planning on changing out the OEM tyres early for ones better suited to Irish roads where cold and damp conditions are common and where I know the Bridgestones excel. 
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New Member Introductions / Re: Hello from Ireland
« Last post by Paul_Smith on January 26, 2021, 12:24:09 PM »
Thank you all for the kind welcome. "Quirks" I don't mind as they can be character building, and fettling is fun. The four year warranty does help alleviate some of my concerns about whether the Ducati can be relied on as primary transport or should be considered a fun and exotic toy as Ducati's of old. First impressions are good ones. 
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