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I know a couple of you guys have had a chance to see the Scrambler in person. Do you think someone that is 5ft4 will have any problems riding it?
 

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31 32 inseam using standard suspension settings, so far seem to be able to flat foot in street shoes.
 

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I'm 5'3", with a 28" inseam, the Scrambler is the first bike I was able to test ride as I could (just) touch the ground. I would think unless your leg is shorter than mine you will have no problem, but there is a low seat option with takes it down another inch or so. I was riding my stock seat Icon with stacked boots (gives me about an inch) but have just had the seat sculpted out and a gel insert put in, I can now ride it with normal boots and am on balls of feet - I find the stacked boots a bit chunky. The bike is light and not top heavy :)
 

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I'm 5'6" with a 30" inside leg. I can get both feet flat on the ground.
 

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My wife is 5’ 2” and rides a Scrambler just fine.
Try: Daytona Travelstar Lady GTX touring boots (have a 6cm higher footbed inside, not visible outside). If it is still too low get a lower-lot for the back for around 100 USD (just a piece between the suspension, take 30 minutes to mount it). If still too high try to lower down the seat. My wife is 1.56m and she has all 3 options - and is very happy now! All feet on the floor now, perfect handling, no limitations even in extreme curvy & bumpy alpine roads.

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Try: Daytona Travelstar Lady GTX touring boots (have a 6cm higher footbed inside, not visible outside). If it is still too low get a lower-lot for the back for around 100 USD (just a piece between the suspension, take 30 minutes to mount it). If still too high try to lower down the seat. My wife is 1.56m and she has all 3 options - and is very happy now! All feet on the floor now, perfect handling, no limitations even in extreme curvy & bumpy alpine roads.

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Kurt
Hi Kurt — Could you please explain (or post a link or photo) about what you mean by “a lower-lot for the back” ?

I’m familiar with lowering links, but of course Scramblers (at least the 803cc-based models) don’t have a link-type rear suspension...
 

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Hi YELLOWHEAD,

you can add a distance piece in the suspension which lowers down the bike by 25mm. This part is officially available and approved for the Ducati Scrambler. If you ever sell it later you can put it out again and the height is back to normal. As soon as I have time I will make a photo and post it here.

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Hi YELLOWHEAD,

you can add a distance piece in the suspension which lowers down the bike by 25mm. This part is officially available and approved for the Ducati Scrambler. If you ever sell it later you can put it out again and the height is back to normal. As soon as I have time I will make a photo and post it here.

Best Regards

Kurt

To to the OP.
Just make sure that you think through lowering the rear end. Generally you will also need to drop the forks through the clamps as well to make the bike site properly if you lower the rear. If you don't the handling may be a little strange. You will also have to consider the effect on the side stand. If you lower the bike the stand will make the bike more vertical when it is down.
These things may not be an issue for you but you need to be aware of them and take them into account.
 

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Here is the distance piece (yellow galvanized on top of the spring of the suspension) I mentioned. Gets the Bike 20 - 25 mm lower. Approved by Ducati and accepted by the police (here in Europe and Switzerland). I am sorry but I don't know where my Ducati-dealer purchased it - but it is a standard part.
AND YES: you have to drop the fork also by 10mm to keep the bike geometry unchanged. No issue.

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Here is the distance piece (yellow galvanized on top of the spring of the suspension) I mentioned. Gets the Bike 20 - 25 mm lower. Approved by Ducati and accepted by the police (here in Europe and Switzerland). I am sorry but I don't know where my Ducati-dealer purchased it - but it is a standard part.
AND YES: you have to drop the fork also by 10mm to keep the bike geometry unchanged. No issue.

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Thank you, surfguy! Very interesting.

I have heard of this kind of mod (on an Ohlins shock, for example), but thought I’d read that the OEM Scrambler shock cannot be disassembled. But that appears to be a stock Scrambler shock in your photo, so I guess someone has done it.

I’ll look into this further, but if you happen to find a part number or name or anything, that would be much appreciated as well!
 
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