Originally Posted by Sebastienb
You guys ever get your backs wet and dirty after a ride under the rain with the tail gone?
That's exactly why I never chopped the tail on mine. I ride it in all weather, and chopping the tail to up near the end of the seat does indeed result in a skunk-stripe of muck whenever you ride in bad weather.
Most people don't care, because few Ducatis are ridden as daily transportation and taken out when it's wet out.
1993 Ducati M900 Monster "Patina" (207,000 miles, so far) -- 1995 Ducati M900 (wife's bike) -- 1972 Honda CB450 (daughter's bike) -- 1979 Vespa P200 (daughter's scoot) -- 1967 Alfa Romeo GT Jr. (1300cc) -- 1964 Vespa GS160 (160cc 2-stroke) -- 1962 Maicoletta scooter (275cc 2-stroke) -- 1960 Heinkel Tourist 103A1 scooter "Elroy" (175cc 4-stroke)