She's dirty! (And making me feel dirty too...) - Ducati Supersport 939 Forum
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-21-2019, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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She's dirty! (And making me feel dirty too...)

And not necessarily in a good way!

I did a final run of the season on saturday. 250km's of curvy, wet country roads and little bit of rain here and there. Roads are getting bit slippery with the leaves and grime from studded car tyres beating the asfalt in to dust (yes many have already switched as temperatures do vary greatly from day to day).

With the dirty roads came another problem. I've complained earlier about the water spray from the rear wheel, but now it come really apparent with the dirt. My riding gear was so dirty (back and ass mainly), that I didn't dare to pop in anywhere for a nice hot cup of coffee. And I was badly in need of thatt coffee. There was actually so much dirt spray, that it started to form a berm behind my buttocks (visible in the photos too! ). I have installed rubber strips that prevent most of the spray from front wheel up, but on the front of the froks there was still quite a bit of spray.

I do think that the management of water spray is the greatest downfall of this bike in touring use. I spent 30 minutes cleaning my gear when I got home and probably two hours of cleaning the bike. And I'd like to be clean enough to be allowed in to a service station too! (last pic shows the back of my jacket)
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Wow. I thought our roads in the UK are bad but that looks like you've been riding on the beach. When does it get warm enough over there to get the bike out for the new season?
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Yip not good, that's why I took so much time developing and making my portable rear hugger. It hasn't rained in over 4 months though [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ducatisupersport939.net/forum/images/DucatiSuperSport939_toucan/smilies/tango_face_smile_big.png[/IMG] but the rains have started so it will get good use now.
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Yip not good, that's why I took so much time developing and making my portable rear hugger. It hasn't rained in over 4 months though [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ducatisupersport939.net/forum/images/DucatiSuperSport939_toucan/smilies/tango_face_smile_big.png[/IMG] but the rains have started so it will get good use now.
You need to patent that Rhino cover/bra and sell to others
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You need to patent that Rhino cover/bra and sell to others
That is pretty neat, I'll bet it would roll up into a tank bag.

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That is pretty neat, I'll bet it would roll up into a tank bag.
Yip scruples up and fits in your pocket, Under the seat, tank bag etc quick and easy to put on and take off...….I know what your thinking. Yes I'm a Genius.
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Start selling it! It is no good to us in your pocket.

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Wow. I thought our roads in the UK are bad but that looks like you've been riding on the beach. When does it get warm enough over there to get the bike out for the new season?
Snow usually melts from the roads in march and april is good for riding.

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Jippo, do you have the fender eliminator kit? I understand that it always sprays mud with those. Mine is pretty bad too
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Jippo, do you have the fender eliminator kit? I understand that it always sprays mud with those. Mine is pretty bad too
I read the complaints about how bad it is and all the proposed solutions and think ‘mine doesn’t seem that bad’ . Of course, I still have the stock rear fender.
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