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Picked up my new yellow icon from my local dealers today. Done about 50 miles so far.... First impressions, engine is nice and smooth and goes better then I expected. Gearbox seems better than my last Ducati (821 monster). Mirrors are crap, nice view of my elbows. The only real negative is the seat which seems rock hard. Do they get better with use? Not sure if I am going to get any accessories, I like the look of some of the stuff but even with a good discount ( my dealer usually gives me 20 percent off ) it's all a bit expensive.
 

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Welcome along! And congrats on your new baby! I agree the seat sucks, and I doubt that will get better for you unless you do some mods or swaps. I disagree about the mirrors though, maybe yours just need adjusting. IMO they are some of the most useful motorcycle mirrors I've ever used. Every time I am tempted by the looks of bar end mirrors, I remember how good (functional) the originals are and change my mind. Enjoy, and don't forget to post a pic!
 

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When I first got my icon I thought the seat was awful and was going to have it reshaped. But it will break in. I actually think everyone on here is just spoiled so they go change it before even having a chance to let it break in. I think the mirrors are great but you have to rotate to clamp on the handlebars forward a bit. Which also puts your levers at a lower more ergonomic position.

And may I suggest getting the full Throttle handlebars. I thought the stock bars were, to much in my personal space.

But of course it's perfect as it is!
 

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Welcome to the forum Paul, good to have you with us, :)

Yes the seat does get better;) well, your butt actually gets more used to it, :rolleyes:
 

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I've tried a gel insert,padded motorcycle specific shorts and my butt still gets sore.
I've done over 2k miles on the bike,I guess it's just my skinny ass?.Although I did notice my new Furygan textile trousers (pants) were more comfortable than my leather pants.
 

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On first getting my Icon the seat would start to bother me after 100 miles. After the first service I noticed it was not bothering me until around 150 miles into a ride. At 2k miles now the seat is no longer an issue to me. I have never sat right up to the tank but have always sat a lil back which I find a better riding position. Give the seat a chance and move about on it every once in a while rather than rush out and spend money right away.
 

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Some folks have reported big improvements in seat comfort after they've whittled away part of the toolbox. I'm thinking that may be step 1 for me.

Sarah
 

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Congrats on your new bike :). I had to have my seat resculpted with a gel pad, really couldn't get on with it and as I don't weigh a huge amount it was never going to break in. It only cost me £65 though and was worth every penny :D
 

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Yes your seat will get better over time, whether it is the seat or the 'butt callous' you develop.

My seat improved a bit (after a thousand K or so), but, it became totally comfortable only after I replaced it with an Urban Enduro seat.

You will love your new Scrambler.

You will love it better after you lose the stock seat.

Happy motoring !
 

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Thought I'd weigh in on the seat/mirror topics. Reached 1800 miles on my yellow Icon before putting it away for the winter, and so far there are two things I have modded for comfort reasons - the seat and the handgrips. Yep, I've got a skinny butt and no matter how much I tried to break it in (seat or butt) the comfort did not improve. Thanks to an embarrassing screwup on the part of my dealer during the purchasing process, I worked out a deal on the Ducati comfort seat. Yes, it's better. When I first installed it I felt no difference, but after putting many more miles on it I see that it really is more comfortable. How much? Some. Maybe I can get 150 miles out of it before squirming instead of 75 miles. But any improvement is a good improvement.

The handgrips - the stock bars/grips just felt too small for my hands. Didn't think my hands were all that big, but I felt like I was holding onto fat pencils and my hand muscles just got tired too quickly. Slipped a set of dense foam 'grab-ons' over the stock grips and my hands are MUCH happier now.

And the mirrors, well I thought they were pretty wonky when I first got the bike but have become accustomed to them. The view on them is much better than the bar end mirrors I had on my Bonneville, though they do sit up pretty high. Thinking of changing the stock bars to something lower, maybe over the winter. Which will affect the mirror view, and so on...

Markstar's picture of his red Scrambler shows a flyscreen installed. I've been considering one and like the size of the one in his picture. Can anyone identify it? Markstar? Are you listening? How about a picture from the front of the bike, too?
 
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