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Old Jun 16th 2014, 09:36 AM   #11
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The K&N air filter is much cheaper, and will perform the same.

I don't buy MWR's claims..

Dremel the stock pegs for better grip is your best free mod.



But when did cheap become important lol
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Old Jun 16th 2014, 09:40 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Claymore View Post
It would be a lot cheaper and actually save you money by just eating less and dropping 2 kg's of body mass.
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I get your point... but I'm a really light guy... I'm 1,80m tall and weight 70kgs.
If I loose more weight I won't have enough strength to hold on to the bars!

Anyway, somethings people spend a ton of money to shave some weight on the bike, so my point was just to show a very cost effective way to do it. For example in a full system exhaust you will spend 10 times more to shave a bit more of weight.
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Old Jun 16th 2014, 09:42 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by outhouse View Post
The K&N air filter is much cheaper, and will perform the same.

I know that K&N is much cheaper... but the SL is really a very optimized bike. So I think that there may be some more engineering uppon developing the SL filter.

K&N is still a great product.

And by using Ducati parts I wont be voiding the warranty.
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Old Jun 16th 2014, 11:50 AM   #14
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Best bang for the buck is a 520 chain/sprocket kit. A high quality one will reduce the need to adjust your chain as frequently, you'll drop rotating weight and if you want to go nuts with an anodized piece, will look good, too.

The Shorai battery is one of the cheapest weight weenie mods, can be done in about a half an hour by anyone and offers better cranking power, too.

Ditching the rear hugger is free weight loss and looks better, but I'd recommend making your own if you want to shed any weight. I've got links to how-to threads (including a DIY tail tidy) here:
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Other than dropping a lot of money on parts and tuning, there are no easy ways to get big changes in performance. That's good for us, because it means everything is really super-crazy-optimized from the factory. The downside is that the days of putting a $700 exhaust/jet kit on your bike and shedding 30 lbs while picking up 8hp are long gone.
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Old Jun 16th 2014, 12:00 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Mig View Post
I know that K&N is much cheaper... but the SL is really a very optimized bike. So I think that there may be some more engineering uppon developing the SL filter.

K&N is still a great product.

And by using Ducati parts I wont be voiding the warranty.
I think MWR is 0 to 4 times better...
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Old Jun 16th 2014, 12:01 PM   #16
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Best bang for the buck is a 520 chain/sprocket kit. A high quality one will reduce the need to adjust your chain as frequently, you'll drop rotating weight and if you want to go nuts with an anodized piece, will look good, too.

The Shorai battery is one of the cheapest weight weenie mods, can be done in about a half an hour by anyone and offers better cranking power, too.

Ditching the rear hugger is free weight loss and looks better, but I'd recommend making your own if you want to shed any weight. I've got links to how-to threads (including a DIY tail tidy) here:
Wrenching ? AntiHero

Other than dropping a lot of money on parts and tuning, there are no easy ways to get big changes in performance. That's good for us, because it means everything is really super-crazy-optimized from the factory. The downside is that the days of putting a $700 exhaust/jet kit on your bike and shedding 30 lbs while picking up 8hp are long gone.
I stayed with a 525 sprocket as the narrower sprocket (520) will wear out quite a bit quicker. I did however go for a TSS quick change sprocket set up with an Ergal sprocket (42 teeth) and a gold X ring DID (I think) chain. I definitely saved a lot of weight there.
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As all of these have been repeated anyway, but here goes:


-Remove the charcoal canister
-Performance coolant
-Fully synthetic oil/K&N oil filter
-Heat shielding/ C.F. heat shielding
-Comfort/race seat
-Performance ECU tune or piggyback system
-Core your stock exhaust or performance exhaust

-New and improved lightweight tubeless tires*
-Lose body fat*



Plus all the other good mods mentioned by all the forum members: gripper foot pegs/rearsets, air filter, 520 gearing, lightweight battery, etc

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Old Jun 16th 2014, 02:25 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by azimmerlyjr View Post
where can I get non-ethanol gas and what advantage does this give me as far as HP? whats the reason behind that?
ethanol has less energy density.

that's why most people get higher MPG's with non-E


locations:

pure-gas.com

i "feel" that the bike pulls way harder on ethanol free gas.


more info on octane ratings here:

http://ducati1199.com/ducati-1199/16513-87-octane.html
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Old Jun 16th 2014, 03:31 PM   #19
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The downside is that the days of putting a $700 exhaust/jet kit on your bike and shedding 30 lbs while picking up 8hp are long gone.[/QUOTE]

Ahhh... now those were the days!
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Old Jun 23rd 2014, 07:29 PM   #20
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Best mod ever = Track day followed up by another track day

Far better than any mod you'll roll.
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