|October 20th, 2012, 01:12 AM||#1|
Joined: Nov 2011
I Ride: Ducati 1199S
Lost rear seat cowl
Had a new rear tyre fitted last week at my dealer at St Neots. Left the dealer and had a great ride only to get off the bike and see the rear seat cowl missing!! Voicemail from Ducati St Neots " we have your seat cowl here!" a duc customer in town watched the cowl fly off the bike in town and promptly picked it up and dropped it off at the dealer.
Can i just say thanks to that person, really appreciate it.
So how did it come off? I hadn't removed it for some time and the dealer never touched it removing the tyre. I'm thinking I didn't clip it fully home? I do have the alarm unit under there which does not leave much space.
Something to be aware of people
|October 20th, 2012, 01:19 AM||#2|
Joined: Jul 2012
From: Lower Merion
I Ride: "Lamborghini, Pani...your chick she's so thirsty"
Yup first week of owning the bike I've open the cowl and thought I locked it in...I was wrong. After a few times of it almost coming off I now make sure it's on and tug on it to make sure it's locked in. Glad you got it.
|October 20th, 2012, 02:39 AM||#3|
Joined: Jul 2012
From: not your biz
I Ride: 1199 S Tri
|October 20th, 2012, 03:34 AM||#4|
Joined: May 2012
This has happened on other 1199s, some of them had a piece of masking tape that you don't notice (I think because it was painted) in the area of the mechanism on the cowl or body that didnt allow full engagement. SO check that.
|October 20th, 2012, 03:59 AM||#5|
Joined: Jun 2012
From: south florida
I Ride: 2012 1199 S
Mine flew off the second time I rode it, I was careless and paid the price($220) for a replacement. I did recover the damaged one and have as a spare.
|October 20th, 2012, 09:31 AM||#6|
Joined: Sep 2012
I Ride: Street '12 1199S/ABS. Track '12 1199S/ABS.
Mine came off twice. Each time following having work done at the dealership. First time, the seat cowl fell off completely as soon as I left the shop to go on a short ride. I didn't know it fell off until I rode past it on the way back to the shop. Said to myself "hey, look someone lost a nice red seat cowl." Then I got a sick feeling in my stomach and looked over my shoulder to only see the black hole in my tail. The cowl had already gotten run over too many times to salvage.
Second time it happened, I felt something pushing on my lower back about a 1/4 mile from the shop. I said "i dont think I'm sitting that far back on the seat," so I reached back and felt the cowl sliding forward. Fortunately this time I caught it before it fell completely off.
Not sure if it was anyone's fault, because it looked properly affixed each time. But I went back to the shop right away and said that they have to triple check when they put the cowl on or else buy 50 spares for all the ones they're going to replace.
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