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Has anyone changed out the Icon bars to something lower and added a small faring? I hate the way I'm a parachute in the wind when traveling at highway speeds. I'm considering both and would love to know your experiences with either or both. I've heard the Ducati faring doesn't match in color.
 

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It's not far out on colour , hardly noticeable
It is if you have a red Icon ;)

Yes the high bars do make you sit like a sail, it's difficult though as for me they put me in a good position and I'm not sure that lower bars would put a bit more pressure on my wrists - some people have changed the bars though so would be interesting to hear if their wind resistance is lower. Trouble is the Scrambler doesn't really lend itself to any sizeable screen which might make a difference, I've had smallish screens on my previous two bikes which did keep the wind off my body but aimed it at my head :rolleyes:
 

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It is if you have a red Icon ;)

Yes the high bars do make you sit like a sail, it's difficult though as for me they put me in a good position and I'm not sure that lower bars would put a bit more pressure on my wrists - some people have changed the bars though so would be interesting to hear if their wind resistance is lower. Trouble is the Scrambler doesn't really lend itself to any sizeable screen which might make a difference, I've had smallish screens on my previous two bikes which did keep the wind off my body but aimed it at my head :rolleyes:
Your right, I don't think the Scrambler will lend itself to bigger screens. Plus there is always a trade off with excessive noise. The Ducati screen should have been fitted standard to them all (light smoke) which would have blended in the awful cable routing.
 

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Thing is , it would have put the price of the bike up ;)

And they know we're going to be buying all the bits/accessories , after all they are in business to make money, I think they make more money out of accessories/clothing etc than they make out of bikes,:eek:

Well they do out of me :rolleyes: :)
 

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We've heard Puig and Dart will be right along with screens, so I checked the websites-- Puig has the screen on the list but no picture, Dart mentions the Scrambler and tells us to stay tuned. In the meantime, maybe a universal screen from MRA?

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Thing is , it would have put the price of the bike up ;)

And they know we're going to be buying all the bits/accessories , after all they are in business to make money, I think they make more money out of accessories/clothing etc than they make out of bikes,:eek:

Well they do out of me :rolleyes: :)
Aye, I think we're all suckers really. The fitting of the screen at production stage wouldn't bump the price up by much, they then could have sold to many of us the graphics to suit the individual bike at £50 instead of a few at £90
 

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I was at Ducati here today in Colorado and they had a bunch of icons in. I'm getting the classic but it has the same high bars as the icon. One guy had some full throttle bars installed on his icon and he said it steered better in the curves. I love they way they look and ordered a set for my classic when it comes in hopefully soon.
 

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I was at Ducati here today in Colorado and they had a bunch of icons in. I'm getting the classic but it has the same high bars as the icon. One guy had some full throttle bars installed on his icon and he said it steered better in the curves. I love they way they look and ordered a set for my classic when it comes in hopefully soon.
I didn't really like the bars when I saw them, a bit too apey. Now that I've ridden it I think the position is quite good for me. So, I have a set of risers and fat bars for a Diavel spare and I'll try them, with the risers being higher and the bars lower maybe the change of height won't be so different.
It will mean re-mounting the clock which I was wanting to do anyway.
 

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I didn't really like the bars when I saw them, a bit too apey. Now that I've ridden it I think the position is quite good for me. So, I have a set of risers and fat bars for a Diavel spare and I'll try them, with the risers being higher and the bars lower maybe the change of height won't be so different.
It will mean re-mounting the clock which I was wanting to do anyway.
Any thoughts on were and how to remount the clock?
keep us posted im thinking of the same on my icon
 

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Any thoughts on were and how to remount the clock?
keep us posted im thinking of the same on my icon
I'm working on other stuff at the moment but have had a wee look. In the middle of making a tail-tidy with the No. plate lamp under the tail as I don't like the others with it sticking out/up.

One idea is to swop over the lower bar mounts and this would move the clock towards centre instead of out to the right. Though it actually moves it too far and ends up still off centre.
Not as easy as it sounds as the clock mount will interfere with the now right one, remove the extra material to fit. There's also a joining bridge between the two which will need cut to separate them.
The biggest problem is the ignition switch will need re-located. Why Ducati put it there instead of on the tank side I don't know.
Or, add an analogue rev. counter of similar diameter on the left to even things up.
As for me, I think after I've changed the bars&mounts I will make a custom mount for the clock and ignition.
 

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I read they put the key there when doing the designing because they wanted to replicate the original scrambler position wich had the key in the headlight. Was looking at mine before and was thinking the same of adding another gauge

Dont think anybody has done a flashpoint to delete the oxygen censors yet,but probably wont be far away! maybe power commander might do one.
 

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I was at Ducati here today in Colorado and they had a bunch of icons in. I'm getting the classic but it has the same high bars as the icon. One guy had some full throttle bars installed on his icon and he said it steered better in the curves. I love they way they look and ordered a set for my classic when it comes in hopefully soon.
I'm waiting on a classic as well, what time frame did they give you?, Indy Ducati told me early May, hope its correct.....getting anxious
 

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Has anyone changed out the Icon bars to something lower and added a small faring? I hate the way I'm a parachute in the wind when traveling at highway speeds. I'm considering both and would love to know your experiences with either or both. I've heard the Ducati faring doesn't match in color.
Hi, I've just fitted a set of Renthal cross brace bars, as I couldn't be bothered to wait for Ducati to get there fingers out & get their set to the dealers grrrr! They took around an hour & half to fit & cost £45 & are an improvement on the originals as your upper body is canted further forward & arms lower I feel lot more comfortable. Fitting is quite straight forward but a couple of things to be aware of, make sure there is enough room to fit the controls on the new bars as some are a bit tight on space. Second you will have to remove the locating pins on the dip & starter switch assemblies & also the throttle, using a round file, as these locate in holes on the original bars, I didn't want to drill the Renthals as I was worried about weakening them, it all went back together ok & worked perfectly. I also lubed the throttle as the drum was dry. If you have a job removing the left hand grip soak it in a jug of boiling water for 5 mins & it'll be easier to remove, also makes it easier to put it on the new bars. If you feel ok about drilling the 3 holes on the new bars then it'd be a staight forward enough job, but you would have to get them close to the final position you want before drilling. Oh, one final thing the original bar ends won't fit as the internal diameter on the renthals is smaller than the originals (12mm) I just used a couple of black plastic bungs which look fine.

Anyone thought about sorting the rear suspension, mine is too hard at the moment. Any info gratefully accepted
 
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