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Hello From Sunningdale UK
on: June 05, 2017, 10:46:17 pm
June 05, 2017, 10:46:17 pm
Hello fellow Ducatists
Now proud owner of a Red Multi 950 since Friday 2nd June. Love the ride and handling but struggling a bit with the seat height, I'm only a 29" inside leg. I purchased the lower seat but it is so wide, it does not seem to have made much difference, made a bit harder with Ducati panniers fitted. Are there any mods that can be carried out to give me a little less height, and before anyone says it, without buying platform boots? Purchased mine from Pro Twins at Godstone, great guys, very helpful.

Kind regards

Mark

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    Re: Hello From Sunningdale UK
    Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 05:12:40 am
    June 06, 2017, 05:12:40 am
    Welcome!

    I'm in the same boat, as I too have a 29" inseam.  I have searched, and the best I could come up with was a shorter rear shock, which I decided not to pursue.  You can look into lowering the front slightly.  Less preload on the rear will also slightly reduce ride height.  Both those changes will alter handling.  I mount the bike by stepping on the left foot peg so I can clear everything and not have to swing one leg to the sky like a ballet dancer.  I found removing the rubber insert from the peg made it a less slippery platform.

    After 5,000 miles, I got used to it in the stock configuration.  Just have to get off the bike to back it up.  And always be aware of ground conditions when you come to a stop.

    David

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    Re: Hello From Sunningdale UK
    Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 07:17:39 am
    June 06, 2017, 07:17:39 am
    Hi Mark
    Welcome and hope you get your answers on this forum
    Martin

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    Re: Hello From Sunningdale UK
    Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 07:45:17 am
    June 06, 2017, 07:45:17 am
    Hi Morty. Welcome to the forum. I ride through Sunningdale on my daily commute into London. I'll give you a wave if I see a red 950.  :158:
    Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

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    Re: Hello From Sunningdale UK
    Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 11:12:45 pm
    June 06, 2017, 11:12:45 pm
    Welcome morty  :305:
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    Re: Hello From Sunningdale UK
    Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 12:28:25 pm
    June 07, 2017, 12:28:25 pm
    Hello mate. I have just joined the forum and considering buying a 950 but I am in exactly the same boat- short legs. I sat on a 950 with low seat but have been googling myself as research and found a company called Metisse  who do a suspension lowering link thing- for the 950- it's about 100 and if I go for one- I think I would have to get one of these as well. I have a Hyperstrada and had to get my boots built up by a cobbler for 30 but I agree with you, folk that reply with the platform gags and the "you will get used to it ' advice don't help much. Hope this helps. G.

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    Re: Hello From Sunningdale UK
    Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 10:33:25 pm
    June 07, 2017, 10:33:25 pm
    Hello Gogsboy welcome to the forum thanks for your post most helpful. Don't worry for every quip there's always a little pearl off wisdom! Good luck with your purchase if you go for a 950 you won't regret it. Best Morty  :002: