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  • Offline ZiggyCol   gb

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    Seat Height
    on: October 04, 2018, 04:10:29 pm
    October 04, 2018, 04:10:29 pm
    Seriously considering a MS now and tried one for size today. I'm only a nudge over 5'7" and found the bike a bit tall so considering lowering options. Has anyone got experience of the lower Ducati seat or the suspension lowering kit?
    Is it better to go for the official lower seat or have the standard one modified? Any opinions appreciated.
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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 06:07:42 pm
    October 04, 2018, 06:07:42 pm
    ZiggyCol,

    I have the lower seat and suggest you start there.  The seat is no harder than original.  Works well and does not change the look of the bike.

    Paul

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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 06:13:35 pm
    October 04, 2018, 06:13:35 pm
    Thanks Paul

    That was my thinking and probably where I'll start. Good to know it's no less comfortable - that was a concern.

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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 10:53:47 pm
    October 04, 2018, 10:53:47 pm
    *Originally Posted by ZiggyCol [+]
    Seriously considering a MS now and tried one for size today. I'm only a nudge over 5'7" and found the bike a bit tall so considering lowering options. Has anyone got experience of the lower Ducati seat or the suspension lowering kit?
    Is it better to go for the official lower seat or have the standard one modified? Any opinions appreciated.

    Hi ZiggyCol,

    I also found the bike a bit tall so I ordered the lower seat which made a small difference to me getting my legs on the ground.

    By adjusting the suspension it also helped me to get both sets of toes on the ground - and also by moving my rear-end from side to side on the seat as I came to a standstill.

    I now have no problem with starting off - or coming to a standstill at any stage.

    Its a great bike - enjoy it!
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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #4 on: October 05, 2018, 12:40:30 am
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    I purchased the low seat with my bike, big mistake. The difference is marginal and the price tag is huge. Save the money and either buy thick soled boots ( which I did even with the low seat ) or shell out the money to have it lowered. Enjoy your ride!!

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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 06:10:28 am
    October 05, 2018, 06:10:28 am
    My advice would be to locate an auto-upholsterer/motorbike seat maker and have them adjust the seat to your liking. I had more foam added to mine, which gave it about an inch extra thickness and made it all-day comfortable. Cost £80, a fraction of the Ducati comfort seat.

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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 09:25:29 am
    October 05, 2018, 09:25:29 am
    As usual conflicting advise but thanks for it all anyway  :087:

    The Fazer has gone to a new home and I've ordered the bike and I think I'm going to go for the lowered suspension and then I can get the standard seat modded subsequently if necessary, rather than forking out for the Ducati lower seat.

    And of course what you all want to know is Red or White? Well I had no choice as there was only a single 0 miles pre-regd bike available and its RED  :305: But I'm happy with that. So you will be seeing more of me on here as I continue to tap into your experience and helpful advice.

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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 12:02:50 pm
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    One more question for anyone who has the low seat. Is it a totally different seat (i.e. a different base) or is just the same base with a lower padding profile?
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    Reply #8 on: October 06, 2018, 12:19:00 pm
    October 06, 2018, 12:19:00 pm
    The seat is a completely different construction.  The foam thickness is the same as the original but the shape is different.  The front and the back of the seat is the same height but because the riderís height is lower that the original, it looks like someone scooped out the the middle and then feather everything to make it smooth. It not easy to spot the shape difference unless you lay it side by side to the original.

    Paul

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    Re: Seat Height
    Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 12:24:58 pm
    October 06, 2018, 12:24:58 pm
    Thanks Paul, that's helpful. If I need height adjustment in the seat the options were the Ducati low seat or getting the original modified. If the Ducati low seat had been just revised padding it would be cheaper to modify the standard seat. 
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