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Offline lowprofile   ph

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Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
Reply #20 on: April 30, 2021, 06:59:28 am
April 30, 2021, 06:59:28 am
Since getting MTS bikes I cut my  windshield and this solves the buffeting. Or get a short windshield the one like the pikes peak version.

Good luck

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Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
Reply #21 on: May 03, 2021, 03:14:16 pm
May 03, 2021, 03:14:16 pm
*Originally Posted by sandy2424 [+]
Hi DD... Good to hear your ride was fixed. Hopefully the sour experience is behind ya.

Nothing much of value to add besides what's been posted already, but since we got our bikes at the same place, figured I'd chime in that mine's been impeccable for the most part (save for false neutrals and some shifting issues). I REALLY love how mine feels, so much so that I see myself tracking it someday. I've roughly hit a couple-hundred miles on highway and some twisties, so just about due for the break-in service. I have also installed OEM saddlebags on mine and taken it 2-up as well, seems to handle well with standard mode selections. Buffeting is always an issue with these semi-naked bikes but at 6' 2", I suspect you're sitting smack into the slipstream. I suspect that the taller front end doesn't help either. You might try the adjustable deflector and play around with it

Yeah, sour experience has passed.   :002:  I'm at about 475 miles, and if the rain will hold off, I should be at 600 by the weekend and can make the 2 hour trek to get the first service done.  Doing some traveling in the next few weeks, so if I don't get it done now, it'll sit till June.

How do you like the panniers?  Any idea if they'll hold a 14" x 9.5" laptop?  I bought this thing primarily for my 45 minute commute.  Although a backpack isn't terrible... I would rather shove my stuff in some luggage.  Top case is probably the best option, but I prefer the panniers. 

Did a 60 mile loop on the Natchez Trace Parkway on Saturday.  Still fiddling with suspension settings. 

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #22 on: May 06, 2021, 05:44:18 pm
    May 06, 2021, 05:44:18 pm
    *Originally Posted by DieselDork [+]
    Yeah, sour experience has passed.   :002:  I'm at about 475 miles, and if the rain will hold off, I should be at 600 by the weekend and can make the 2 hour trek to get the first service done.  Doing some traveling in the next few weeks, so if I don't get it done now, it'll sit till June.

    How do you like the panniers?  Any idea if they'll hold a 14" x 9.5" laptop?  I bought this thing primarily for my 45 minute commute.  Although a backpack isn't terrible... I would rather shove my stuff in some luggage.  Top case is probably the best option, but I prefer the panniers. 

    Did a 60 mile loop on the Natchez Trace Parkway on Saturday.  Still fiddling with suspension settings.

    From wind and buffeting perspective: I've tried every combination of possible windscreens (original, Puig Touring (2 tall), Puig Sports, PP short screen, and couple more) with or without spacers. What worked for me:

    Iconic Spacers,
    Puig Sports Screen,
    Alibaba Wing.

    Wind noise and buffettig is gone.

    I do admit - w/Alibaba wing it looks funky, but if the setup gets rid of the noise and buffeting, I am good w/looks.

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #23 on: May 08, 2021, 12:50:55 pm
    May 08, 2021, 12:50:55 pm
    No, it was love at first sight/ride. So much so I sold the 2nd hand 8000k '19 model I bought in January for a new '21 model in March. I love it. it's great. it's the doggies doo dah's  :152:

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #24 on: May 23, 2021, 07:42:36 pm
    May 23, 2021, 07:42:36 pm
    I just picked up a 2020 model that had been sitting in the showroom for a while, got a pretty good deal. I have to say, I absolutely love it. I think it may be the perfect do-it-all bike. I did a lot of research prior to deciding to go with the Multi 950 and was prepared for some issues with buffeting, gearbox weirdness, etc. but I haven't had any issues at all. I'm also 6'2" and with the windscreen in the high position I only just barely feel some turbulence-free air on the top of my helmet (Shoei RF-SR). No more wind noise than I would expect on any motorcycle. The ride has been planted and confidence-inspiring at highway speed and in the city. Just fantastic so far. Only minor hangups I've noticed are the quick shifter doesn't like to engage at lower RPMs and the mirrors are a little tough to adjust. Neither of which bother me much. Glad to hear you've gotten your ride tuned up to fix the strange behavior.

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #25 on: May 24, 2021, 01:44:01 pm
    May 24, 2021, 01:44:01 pm
    *Originally Posted by igonik [+]
    I do admit - w/Alibaba wing it looks funky

    Didn’t he have a magic carpet ?
    If I had a second brain cell it would be so lonely......

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #26 on: May 24, 2021, 06:10:38 pm
    May 24, 2021, 06:10:38 pm
    *Originally Posted by BabyD [+]
    Didn’t he have a magic carpet ?

    Yes he did   :745:

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #27 on: May 28, 2021, 03:15:50 pm
    May 28, 2021, 03:15:50 pm
    i had 1200s 2011 before and for me the 950s was a big improvement in smoothness , i dont miss the extra power as the 950 is strong enough , i only added a puig touring screen and grip heaters and its perfect,  maybe i will also switch the seat (but not sure if i need to)

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #28 on: May 28, 2021, 04:06:44 pm
    May 28, 2021, 04:06:44 pm
    *Originally Posted by sbtgn1 [+]
    i had 1200s 2011 before and for me the 950s was a big improvement in smoothness , i dont miss the extra power as the 950 is strong enough , i only added a puig touring screen and grip heaters and its perfect,  maybe i will also switch the seat (but not sure if i need to)

    Re stock seat – my butt would start going numb at around 45 min with the stock seat so I bought the comfort seat from Ducati. Big improvement in comfort and the added height puts some needed distance between the seat and pegs.

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    Re: Did it take you a while to love your 950?
    Reply #29 on: May 28, 2021, 04:11:02 pm
    May 28, 2021, 04:11:02 pm
    *Originally Posted by GR8SKP [+]
    Re stock seat – my butt would start going numb at around 45 min with the stock seat so I bought the comfort seat from Ducati. Big improvement in comfort and the added height puts some needed distance between the seat and pegs.

    I did exactly the same, much better experience vs the stock one.