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I haven't got time to watch the whole movie right now, but I'd be interested to know what your issue is with the mirrors. I think that they're the best mirrors I've ever had, with a good clear view of the road behind rather than my shoulders and staying blur free at all revs.
 

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Well, here it goes in order:
1) Mirrors (Will cause an accident)
2) Seat ( Fucking horrid)
3) Exhaust ( where is the burble?)
4) Overall height- ( wish it were 1 inch taller)

I go in more detail in my VLOG which is the last my three part ( initial impression series)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc5T__2_6xM
  1. I think the stock mirrors are very good. What don't you like about them?
  2. The seat is not the comfiest but it will do, but perhaps the Classic seat is a bit more lush than the Icon.
  3. agreed but not as bad as I feared from stock
  4. agreed that an extra inch would have been good
 

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1. Mirrors are fine, try adjusting them, slide the rubber bits back and use a spanner to change the height or ask your dealer to do it for you.
2. Try giving the seat more than 3 short rides to bed in, initially hard seats are more comfortable than too soft. Mines ok after 1200km and some 2 - 3 hr rides.
3. Not many factory bikes have great sounding exhaust, think your state and the Eu are leading the way in making them quieter.
4. I'm a shortarse, suits me perfectly.
 

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Of course, where the height is concerned, one man's meat is another (wo)man's poison. When I first heard about the new Scrambler I didn't take much interest, other than noting to my (much taller) husband that it looked good. That was because I assumed that it would have a seriously high seat, in common with most other bikes in a similar vein. It was only, by chance, when I read a brief road test in mid-January that I realised that it was actually very low (and light) ... and the rest is history.


If it was an inch taller, I could still have bought it, but I would have wanted the optional lower seat. Even shorter riders though, like @littleowl and @Shamone's wife, wouldn't be comfortable with it, even with the lower seat.
 
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I agree, I'm mystified by the mirrors comment, the Scrambler mirrors are amongst the best I've had in over 50 bikes!

The seat is a little hard but it's ok for a couple of hours by which time you're close to needing fuel anyway at national limits.

Don't know about the can, I've had the Termi on mine from day 1.

I don't have a problem with the seat height, I knew it was a small bike when I bought it and it makes a nice change to throwing a leg over my GS.

Jerry
 

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1) Mirrors (Will cause an accident)
2) Seat ( Fucking horrid)
3) Exhaust ( where is the burble?)
4) Overall height- ( wish it were 1 inch taller)

1) Mirrors are good. After adjusting they one of the best I've ever had
2) On FT seat is good, did not tried passenger part
3) FT exhaust is nice, DbKillers cannot be removed but I like it
4) I'm only 178 cm and seat high is perfect for me
 

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1) Mirrors (Will cause an accident) I find them quite good except that they seem to be at car mirror level, not helpful for lane filtering

2) Seat ( Fucking horrid) I initially thought so, 1,700 km's later, it's softening and I'm getting used to it. Not ideal but getting better.

3) Exhaust ( where is the burble?) They hid the burble (bark) in the Termi

4) Overall height- ( wish it were 1 inch taller) I agree,

My dislikes are,

1) rear brake lever moves too far before it bites
2) I'd really like a fuel gauge

Not much of a dislike list really................
 

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1. I've not got the hang of the mirrors yet but they're not too bad - I can see behind me well enough...

2. I thought so too, then I changed my preload by 1 point making it softer and now it's really smooth!

2. I actually rode away with my termi in a backpack, and thought "damnit I just wasted all this money. The exhaust is not too bad!" But after throwing the Termi on, it was transformed, and even more so after removing the baffle!! Soooo good.

4. I love the height and weight, makes it accessible I can just manoeuvre it around the garage and get on it really quickly!

I also wish there was a fuel gauge, and a gear indicator. I know which fear I'm on, but it's just a simple gadget I find familiar with - I've found myself looking for 7th on the highway!!

Oh and I dislike that I couldn't access the rear tire valve at my local fuel station to check the air pressure cause the access is too tight! It'll be fine, I've ordered some 90 degree valve adapters online.
 

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Oh and I dislike that I couldn't access the rear tire valve at my local fuel station to check the air pressure cause the access is too tight! It'll be fine, I've ordered some 90 degree valve adapters online.
Mine came with a 90 degree valve on it, didn't yours? Or are you saying that the original one is too tight?
 

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No mine didn't! I actually bought some 90 degree valves from my dealer thinking it was an adapter but it's a valve so I'd have to remove the tires to fit it!
 

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Mirrors

Hmmm, well it looks like I am ALONE on this issue. Which tells me that its not the bike- its me. Ok, well relook at them and try adjusting them again to my liking (I've tried different positions) so far its not working out for me. Basically, my issue is the angle, I cant see very well. However, your comments make me feel better- seems the problem lies within me.
 

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Of course, where the height is concerned, one man's meat is another (wo)man's poison. When I first heard about the new Scrambler I didn't take much interest, other than noting to my (much taller) husband that it looked good. That was because I assumed that it would have a seriously high seat, in common with most other bikes in a similar vein. It was only, by chance, when I read a brief road test in mid-January that I realised that it was actually very low (and light) ... and the rest is history.


If it was an inch taller, I could still have bought it, but I would have wanted the optional lower seat. Even shorter riders though, like @littleowl and @Shamone's wife, wouldn't be comfortable with it, even with the lower seat.

I understand. That said, as you mentioned it is easier purchase and (after market low seat) and even lower it via the suspension 1inch ( most bikes at least).


Basically having this bike 1 to 1.5 inche taller would give better road presence and would help for commuting duties in a traffic. All things considered- I am not complaining- I love it :D
 

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Are the mirrors tight in their balls up top? If so, it looks like they rotate forward or back down at the bars if they are just maxxed out on their up/down rotation up at the mirror.

I was worried you meant that the wind made them move on their own.
 

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Dealer told me that to adjust the angle of the mirrors, beyond the basic movements built into the mirror, You need to adjust the entire assembly that adjusts not only the mirror, but the levers as well. I have had a hard time getting them adjusted to where I want them but I am getting close.

Seat felt ok to me, no complaints yet.

I really do want a much more aggressive foot peg though. Maybe it is my off road biking experience, but the foot pegs seem inadequate for a secure foothold to me.
 

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I've been watching this thread closely and the forum in general to get familiar with the Scrambler and it's idiosyncrasies while awaiting delivery of mine.

IMO, most complaints about the bike seem to be nothing more serious than customisation niggles or learning curve related. This is actually a big deal for any new product.

I think it's only going to get better from here with availability of more aftermarket parts and accessories. Looks like Ducati have a winner here. Congratulations and a pat on the back to all new owners for being right on the money!
 

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Well, here it goes in order:
1) Mirrors (Will cause an accident)
2) Seat ( Fucking horrid)
3) Exhaust ( where is the burble?)
4) Overall height- ( wish it were 1 inch taller)

I go in more detail in my VLOG which is the last my three part ( initial impression series)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc5T__2_6xM
In my experience:

1) I think the mirrors give a great view - can't really see how they could cause an accident any more than other mirrors of the same style? But they don't rotate forwards or backwards, just in and out. I angled the bars nearer to me to make the reach easier (as I'm short) and also make them a tad lower. This put the mirrors out of line and I had to rotate them away from me which had the effect of angling the clutch a little too forwards. I'd like a bit more manouverability in the mirrors but as for vision, I don't have a problem.
You can always change them!

2) Stock seat I agree is like sitting on a brick, but I've had a gel pad inserted and it has made a world of difference. Way cheaper than a new seat too. It's not too expensive to have it made higher and also softer?
You can always change it!

3) Exhaust - I have no problems with it, I think it's fine. A bit muted but then I am not bothered about shattering anyone's eardrums.
You can always change it!

4) Overall height - see 2) !!
 

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I'm happy with the mirrors
Not happy with the seat
Love the height
Not a fan of the exhaust

I had my 1st service last week and they gave me a 2014 821 Monster as a loan bike. The seat looks thin but it's really comfortable. Makes the scrambler feel really cheap! Also the stock exhaust has a fantastic rasp. I wish Ducati could have fitted something with sound to the scrambler which is way too polite for my liking!

I'm still really happy with my bike and it's not right to compare it to the monster as it's a different kind of bike at a higher price but the monster I rode definitely had some better parts fitted as standard
Pete
 
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