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Hi gang,

I picked up my new white SS last week. Got panniers, heated grips, radiator guard, touring windscreen, and Ducati helmet. I went overboard!

I've just completed 600 miles (1,000Km) and it's been a blast! I used to own a 1997 Honda VFR750. Night and day difference! Yes, the 20 year gap makes for a huge difference in design evolution and materials.

The only issue I've had is a false neutral shifting up to or down to 5th gear. More up than down. Seems to happen on hard acceleration. Not safe at all.

I've played around with different amounts of force I use with my foot but I can't find a method that works 100% of the time. This is a big safety issue as I was almost rear ended a few times by my riding buddies. They eventually learned to keep their distance. :)

Cheers,
Iz
 

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Welcome and congrats on the bike. White is the fastest color, so good choice there, too. >:)

As for the shifting issue, adjust your shift lever down. Approximately two full turns seems to be the widely accepted amount of correction. Shifting issue virtually disappear. The thread is on here somewhere...
 

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Approximately two full turns seems to be the widely accepted amount of correction. Shifting issue virtually disappear.
welcome and congratulations on the new bike. i agree w se7en. white is the fastest color and i would look in the manual starting on page 216. correction combined w mileage and shifting w force seems to be the answer.
 

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Welcome aboard. :)

I skipped the panniers (though they look kinda nice, tbh) but have been thinking about the heated grips ... Are they OEM? How much did they cost? (Or were they part of the touring package?) ... White is definitely much faster. It has been scientifically proven in other posts, afaik. ;-)
 

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Welcome and congrats on the bike. White is the fastest color, so good choice there, too. >:)

As for the shifting issue, adjust your shift lever down. Approximately two full turns seems to be the widely accepted amount of correction. Shifting issue virtually disappear. The thread is on here somewhere...
Welcome and great choice on the color.

The thread that @se7en is referring to is here:
http://www.ducatisupersport939.net/...qs-discussion-adjustments-failures-etc-6.html

Go to page six, it explains how to do it correctly as the SS manual is not accurate.
 

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Thank you all for the warm welcome and great advice!

I didn't realize that the white was a matte color. It's taking extra TLC on my part after the ride to keep her clean. But it is faster! :)

The heated grips are OEM and integrate with the dash and existing switches. I believe I have paid an unnecessary premium to buy the Ducati heated grips, saddlebags, helmet, etc. But this is a major present to myself and I wanted what I wanted. :)

I was out yesterday on the bike and my seat got uncomfortably hot. It's a good thing I've had my children and not looking to further populate this world! :) I'll be investigating some type of heat shield and insulation on the bottom side of the saddle.
 

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I'll be investigating some type of heat shield and insulation on the bottom side of the saddle.
Careful with this mod. Another member here tried some insulation as well, and ended up with a cracked seat bottom as a result. There just isn't a lot of room under there for anything, let alone some heat shielding insulation.
 

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On the subject of hot seats...have you guys ever removed the seat after a brisk ride for a while when ambient temps are hot??? The underside of that seat feels pretty hot!
 

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On the subject of hot seats...have you guys ever removed the seat after a brisk ride for a while when ambient temps are hot??? The underside of that seat feels pretty hot!
Yes. I do this regularly to allow the heat to dissipate easier. I also have a floor fan than I put on that area to help cool her down while she's in the garage. Since she's in the garage, there isn't a breeze, so I create one. :nerd:
 

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Yes. I do this regularly to allow the heat to dissipate easier. I also have a floor fan than I put on that area to help cool her down while she's in the garage. Since she's in the garage, there isn't a breeze, so I create one. :nerd:
Even the sub-frame gets a bit toasty.
 

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Thank you all for the warm welcome and great advice!

I didn't realize that the white was a matte color. It's taking extra TLC on my part after the ride to keep her clean. But it is faster! :)

The heated grips are OEM and integrate with the dash and existing switches. I believe I have paid an unnecessary premium to buy the Ducati heated grips, saddlebags, helmet, etc. But this is a major present to myself and I wanted what I wanted. :)

I was out yesterday on the bike and my seat got uncomfortably hot. It's a good thing I've had my children and not looking to further populate this world! :) I'll be investigating some type of heat shield and insulation on the bottom side of the saddle.
I used this on the seat and it does make a difference.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00029KC2K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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