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Guys! i was wondering if any of you that already had the chance of riding your brand new bikes can give us an insight on the rear mud guard. I read a post from a rider that modified his mud guard just for rainy days because hi claims that his back got full of mud.
So whats up with that? does the rear low mud guard not function as it should?
thanks!
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Little icon preservative for a clean back

Oh, it does function perfectly as rated, because the icon rear guard is looking like a sexy neglige! My little cordura add on for the rain http://www.ducatiscramblerforum.com...361-diy-tail-mudguard-mud-rain.html#post72673

is mounted and unmounted in <10 seconds and sits in the tank bag together with the coverall. Alternatively you can probably use the classic rear guard, that should do a good gob in rain. Just draw a tangential line from the rear wheel up to the rear end of the guard, add some turbulence behind the back of the rider and: voila >:D>:D>:D

Good news: I was really worried about the icon front guard for the same reason, but this does a perfect job. Only part in need of a good wash is the engine front.
 

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I once rode my a red Icon under the rain (not very heavy and not at high speed). In this condition, the rear mudguard is not my big concern although my backpack did get a little mud on it. The real concern is the front mudguard, my shoes and my pant were covered by mud up to my knees. I think the Classic maybe better in this regard.
 

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Seriously?? we now have two mudguard problems??? Front and back?
What are they there for if they don´t work as such?
If anyone thought any of the scrambler front mudguards would do something to keep rider clean I ask you...is this your first bike ;)

A black front fender extender should be around soon
 

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Good question Recondite.
Obviously if you are going off road it is ok to get muddy Silverluxe.
I was asking in the event of rain during the night.. for example.. you get up to go to work... its sunny but pavement is wet. You put your clothes on to go to work... ride there and when you get off the bike your back has a filthy line all across the middle. So the rear fender does not work to avoid that?
 

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Good question Recondite.
Obviously if you are going off road it is ok to get muddy Silverluxe.
I was asking in the event of rain during the night.. for example.. you get up to go to work... its sunny but pavement is wet. You put your clothes on to go to work... ride there and when you get off the bike your back has a filthy line all across the middle. So the rear fender does not work to avoid that?
In short, No. If you want to stay clean during wet weather can I suggest wet gear over your work clothes or take the car!

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Thanks Jerry! will do!
There are some things I just can´t understand... I will pay 20.000 U$S for a bike with a rear mudguard that does not do what is there to do...
I love the bike... that is why i will buy it anyway... but I cannot understand this things.
 

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This is my friend's scrambler. You still get mud up your back and it's got a 'proper fender' back there.



Everything gets muddy.. my TW used to get so bound up the front fender and tire became one.




When the mud balls start curling off of your forks and sticking to your toes, it's time to look for drier land.




This happens with every motorcycle. The Scrambler is probably worse, but I'm a fair weather rider, which is probably true of 90% of the people who are going to buy it. that tidy tail looks like it'll get you into 'proper fender' territory, no problem.

I like the fact the Scrambler has the hovering license plate as a unique feature and intend to keep it that way. I wish I would have thought of that when I built a cafe racer in 2012. I had nowhere good to put the license plate :)
 

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Thanks Jerry! will do!
There are some things I just can´t understand... I will pay 20.000 U$S for a bike with a rear mudguard that does not do what is there to do...
I love the bike... that is why i will buy it anyway... but I cannot understand this things.
The thing is the Scrambler may cost whatever it costs, but the design brief for it is to be fun - not necessarily functional.

Every bike has a specific purpose and only a few are designed to be practical for everyday commuting - mostly scooters fill this brief.

Buy a Panigale and you will spend double the amount of $ and it won't even let you go to the shops because it has really poor under seat and rear storage to fit your bags! Oh and the riding position is no good to go to the beach or the beach is over an hour away as your wrists will hurt

Buy a Harley and you could spend $50k and the bike won't lean aggressively I to corners!

Buy a BMW GS1200 - which is probably the best all-rounder bike in the world - and it wI'll be a pain to get on / off as its so tall, and a bit heavy to maneuver in and out of your garage!

This all sounds like a problem, but it's actually a great thing as it means you could have LOTS of bikes in your garage - one for each purpose!
 

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Buy a BMW GS1200 - which is probably the best all-rounder bike in the world - and it wI'll be a pain to get on / off as its so tall, and a bit heavy to maneuver in and out of your garage!

Hey Feli, try a GS mate. I'm only 5'7" and can get the balls of both feet down on mine with a low seat, and my feet don't have very big balls! ;)


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Where there's a will there's a way, you might be surprised what can be fabbed up to work. This windscreen started life as a cheap plastic trashcan:







That's from lstewart over on advrider. And as was mentioned, I bet there'll be aftermarket options if we give it a little time.


Sarah
 
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