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  • Offline mcinlb   gb

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    First Ducati
    on: July 16, 2019, 12:36:28 pm
    July 16, 2019, 12:36:28 pm
    Hi, all
    Just bought a 950S (ex demo) from Ducati Glasgow, great service by the way. Down sized from a 1200 GS and loving it so far, waiting on a lower seat as the standard seat is a touch too high.
    Been riding for 46 years, and used to own various Moto Guzzis, but as above this is my first Ducati., primarily for touring and club runs .
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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #1 on: July 16, 2019, 01:49:45 pm
    July 16, 2019, 01:49:45 pm
    Welcome to the gang, mcinlb. I'm sure you'll love your new ride 😊

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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #2 on: July 16, 2019, 05:32:32 pm
    July 16, 2019, 05:32:32 pm
    Hi mcinlb and  :400: to the forum  :305:

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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #3 on: July 16, 2019, 05:44:17 pm
    July 16, 2019, 05:44:17 pm
    *Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
    waiting on a lower seat as the standard seat is a touch too high.

     :400: To the forum........ as someone that has had all three of the genuine seats, the "lowered" seat is not any lower than the standard or comfort seat, the frame is exactly the same with the only difference being the amount of foam in the middle, so the "lowered" seat is flat in the middle as very little foam & is like sitting on a plank of wood, where as the other 2 seats have a slightly rounded top

    obviously the sales man won't tell you this as they want a sale :028:
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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #4 on: July 16, 2019, 05:50:33 pm
    July 16, 2019, 05:50:33 pm
    Welcome mcinlb to the forum! You made a great choice!
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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #5 on: July 16, 2019, 06:07:35 pm
    July 16, 2019, 06:07:35 pm
    *Originally Posted by BabyD [+]
    :400: To the forum........ as someone that has had all three of the genuine seats, the "lowered" seat is not any lower than the standard or comfort seat, the frame is exactly the same with the only difference being the amount of foam in the middle, so the "lowered" seat is flat in the middle as very little foam & is like sitting on a plank of wood, where as the other 2 seats have a slightly rounded top

    obviously the sales man won't tell you this as they want a sale :028:

    Yea , I did sit on "lower" seated 950 and was only checking out the footing situation, padding comfort will only show up after prolonged use :003:

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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #6 on: July 17, 2019, 11:00:39 am
    July 17, 2019, 11:00:39 am
     :400:
    Anything more than two wheels is unnecessary.

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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #7 on: July 17, 2019, 11:37:59 am
    July 17, 2019, 11:37:59 am
    Welcome, and a particularly nice version of the 950 I must say......

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    Re: First Ducati
    Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 10:37:18 am
    July 18, 2019, 10:37:18 am
    *Originally Posted by mcinlb [+]
    . . waiting on a lower seat as the standard seat is a touch too high.

    I had the same problem and after warnings of the uncomfortable lower seat I went for lowering the suspension on my 950 - I assume similar can be done on the 950S. It involves fitting a revised spacer at the end of the shock unit and lowering the forks through the yokes to maintain overall balance. I also had the sidestand shortened by 15mm to maintain the lean angle when on the stand. I'm very happy with the result.
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