Go Back   Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1299

Ducati 1299 Ducati 1299 Forum - Ducati 1299 Panigale Superbike Motorcycle Forum


Thanks Tree24Thanks
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old Jun 27th 2019, 08:16 PM   #1
007
Senior Member
 
Joined: Dec 2018
From: At your 6.

Posts: 266
Thanks: 58

My personal biggest gripe with the 1299..

The tank. Even with stompgrips on it its a pain to try close my knees together to grip it. Its like its not thick enough for me, it does my head in. I notice this is what tires me out the most trying to ride the thing...

Does anyone have or suggest any solutions for this?
007 is offline  
 
Old Jun 27th 2019, 08:50 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Joined: Jan 2012
From: Overland Park, KS

Posts: 865
Thanks: 151

I Ride: 2012 1199S
Originally Posted by 007 View Post
The tank. Even with stompgrips on it its a pain to try close my knees together to grip it. Its like its not thick enough for me, it does my head in. I notice this is what tires me out the most trying to ride the thing...

Does anyone have or suggest any solutions for this?
is that you jorge?
kensteele is offline  
Old Jun 27th 2019, 09:54 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2015
From: USA

Posts: 1,377
Thanks: 1289

Easy fix. Find a squat rack and do them. BOOM, problem solved
endodoc is offline  
Old Jun 27th 2019, 11:25 PM   #4
007
Senior Member
 
Joined: Dec 2018
From: At your 6.

Posts: 266
Thanks: 58

Originally Posted by endodoc View Post
Easy fix. Find a squat rack and do them. BOOM, problem solved

You're cute.

Im 6'1, 235 pounds.

i'll squat you and your lover like its going out of fashion.
Thanks from love2ride
007 is offline  
Old Jun 28th 2019, 05:38 AM   #5
Member
 
Joined: Dec 2018
From: Upstate New York

Posts: 58
Thanks: 32

I Ride: 2015 Panigale R
I'm 6' 210lbs and have no issue with the tank but I rarely use both knees to grip. Under hard braking I'm more in the mid thigh and hooking my heels. I like to be up close on the tank on braking so there is no possibility of sliding forward.

I do find myself using a lot more of the seat on the Panigale, constantly moving all over it on spirited and track riding. If you have a long inseam I could see where your knees would be in the mix, and a set of higher rearsets would only make it worse.
Kev242 is offline  
Old Jun 28th 2019, 06:19 AM   #6
Member
 
Hejnfelt's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2019
From: Tallinn

Posts: 39
Thanks: 16

I Ride: 1299S, S2R1000, S4R, SXV550, RSV4RR
Coming from an RSV4, I can definitely relate to the shitty tank design of the panigale. Even the older 1098/1198 tank design was better for grip. It's like they designed it in every way to be ungripable. I have found that with some practice it's not that big a deal though and keeping the weight on the pegs and moving around on the seat, helps a ton on the Panigale during fast riding and hard braking.
Thanks from 007
Hejnfelt is offline  
Old Jun 28th 2019, 07:13 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Twistedracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Spanaway, Wa

Posts: 2,158
Thanks: 1197

I Ride: 16R; 18 R1M
Originally Posted by endodoc View Post
Easy fix. Find a squat rack and do them. BOOM, problem solved
Suzanne Summers thigh master?
Twistedracer is offline  
Old Jun 28th 2019, 07:14 AM   #8
Senior Member
 
Twistedracer's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2013
From: Spanaway, Wa

Posts: 2,158
Thanks: 1197

I Ride: 16R; 18 R1M
Originally Posted by 007 View Post
The tank. Even with stompgrips on it its a pain to try close my knees together to grip it. Its like its not thick enough for me, it does my head in. I notice this is what tires me out the most trying to ride the thing...

Does anyone have or suggest any solutions for this?
Since youíre a taller guy this might be of help to you. Not so good for us shorter guys since it moves us back a bit too much.

https://www.hsbkracing.com/parts-and...ank-extension/
Thanks from Blade Runner
Twistedracer is offline  
Old Jun 28th 2019, 07:27 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2015
From: USA

Posts: 1,377
Thanks: 1289

6í1 235? Jeez, well I stand corrected. Perhaps Velcro pants with the matching seat. Oh and that couples squatting thing, yea thatís something you may want to keep to yourself. Iím not entirely sure what that is but Iím pretty sure itís not in ďfashionĒ but Iíll ask around. Oh by the way, it was a fricken joke dude.
endodoc is offline  
Old Jun 28th 2019, 07:37 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Joined: Aug 2015
From: USA

Posts: 1,377
Thanks: 1289

wait,wait,wait, I just found out that QVC has a metric shit ton of NOS genuine Susan Summers Thigh Masters in the original packaging, We could do a group buy. Just throwing it out there.
Thanks from youngR, Twistedracer and goesto11
endodoc is offline  
Reply

  Ducati Forum > Ducati Panigale Forum > Ducati 1299

Tags
1299, biggest, gripe, personal



Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale: Travis pastrana's personal red bull racing / dc shoes racing driving shoes Angus1609 Classifieds 6 Jul 17th 2018 12:44 PM
Biggest problem with the Pani centeroff Ducati 1199 15 Jun 24th 2014 05:25 PM
For Sale: Personal 1199/1198 Misc Items Gunny Fitz Classifieds 1 May 15th 2013 07:45 AM
Personal number plate for sale uk D1WSB Wayne Ducati 1199 6 May 14th 2013 05:48 AM
My biggest complaint - vibrating mirrors SuperGmoney Ducati 1199 22 May 2nd 2013 10:43 AM


Facebook Twitter Google+ RSS Feed